The London Transport Museum’s overflow depot in Acton is only open a few weekends each year – but with the lockdown in place – they’re going online instead.
Transport for London has announced that 7,000 of its staff are to be put on furlough, the government scheme to fund salaries while people can’t do their jobs.
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Transport for London could run out of money by the end of next week if it doesn’t receive support from the government, Sadiq Khan told BBC Radio London yesterday evening.
A new TV series starts next week all about the railways, and specifically the buildings, stations, tunnels, bridges, the infrastructure that enables trains to go from here to there.
A fleet of trains ordered for South West Trains are to be transferred to Southeastern to increase capacity on the network.
Transport for London has confirmed that it will be putting some of its staff on the government’s furlough scheme following a substantial decline in passenger numbers, and revenue from ticket sales.
Contracts worth nearly £3.3 billion have been awarded to build the tunnels from Euston to Old Oak Common for the HS2 railway.
It’s May 1949 and British Rail was showing off its latest idea to please the public – a travelling pub.
Victims of domestic abuse who need emergency travel to escape to a shelter in another town will not have to pay for their travel, the train companies have announced.
Since the order to avoid going outside unless essential, and avoid travel, passengers numbers on London’s trains have plunged by 95 percent, while bus passengers are down by 85 percent.
Transport for London (TfL) currently has around £11.7 billion of debt, and that has now been put under review for a ratings downgrade by one of the three big ratings agencies, Fitch.
In the 1930s, the London Underground looked at extending the Bakerloo line southwards, and while most plans were modest, one looked at taking it all the way out to Dartford.
Two train companies, GWR and Southeastern have had their franchises extended after the government made a direct award contract to the two operators.
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