Transport Issues

Transport Issues

London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

London Overground to run Boxing Day services for the first time

The London Overground is traditionally closed on Boxing Day, but this year, some of it will be running a service.

London’s mainline stations to get free Wi-Fi coverage

Network Rail has announced that a number of mainline stations are to be fitted with free Wi-Fi services from early next year.

TfL’s unclickable Oysters

Like many people I get an email from TfL each month letting me know my Oyster card will expire soon and I need to go to their website to renew it. If only it was that simple.

More evidence that HS2 is more about capacity than speed

A submission into the HS2 review has found that over 50 stations that are not part of the HS2 network will be able to offer more train services once HS2 is built.

Train speed record set between London and Bristol

A new modern speed record has been set for a train running between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington of just 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Hackney Central Overground station could get a second entrance

A second entrance for Hackney Central station to deal with overcrowding is being explored as part of a joint project between the council and Transport for London.

London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

TfL rail to take over GWR services to Reading from December

This December will see the long arm of Transport for London (TfL) extending out to Reading as it takes over services from GWR between Paddington and Reading.

Hornby has a model railway at St Pancras Station

There’s a small model railway currently running around in a loop at St Pancras Station.

More congestion for the DLR at Bank tube station

The already crowded DLR platforms at Bank tube station are set to get even more overcrowded from next week.

Half price travel on C2C trains in October

The C2C train operator, which runs trains between Fenchurch Street and Essex is offering half-price off-peak tickets for use during October.

Isle of Wight to retire its 1938 era London Underground trains

The Isle of Wight’s famous use of old London Underground trains is about to end one era and start a new, as its fleet of 1938 era tube trains are finally being retired.

Train punctuality shows sharp drop as new reporting method hits

The reports of how many trains arrive on time are to be shaken up, and the result could be to make train reliability appear to drop drastically.

London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

London Underground tests new design information boards

The digital screens you see in stations with travel alerts are getting a refresh as TfL has started a trial of a new design.

Crossrail on target, but warns of risks

In a meeting with Transport for London earlier today, Crossrail confirmed that it remains on track to open the Elizabeth line within the October 2020 to March 2021 window previously identified, but warned that there is still uncertainty about the opening date.

Bexleyheath railway line to close for 9-days in February 2020

If you use Southeastern railway through Bexleyheath in South London, consider this a tip to book a week off work next February.