Transport Issues


16 new photos show off Crossrail stations and tunnels

New images released by Crossrail have shown off construction progress across the route converting the construction sites into the Elizabeth line.

Elizabeth line confirms it will cap fares at Oyster card rates

Not the biggest surprise in the world, but it has been officially stated that the new Elizabeth line will be part of the London travel card zone system.

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London railway upgrades – a progress report

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past couple of months.

Crossrail art exhibition opens in Whitechapel

Each of the main stations for the future Elizabeth line will have their own monumental art installations, and a display has opened showing some of them off to the public.

Final two artworks announced for the Crossrail project

Two artists have been commissioned to install new sculptures outside the new Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station. Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will create her first permanent UK installation at Broadgate, while the British artist Conrad Shawcross will create a bronze

Half price sale on Virgin Trains from Thursday

Virgin Trains is holding a Spring Seat Sale with up to 52% off selected First and Standard advance fares, with tickets starting from just £5.

Network Rail connects existing rail network with Crossrail tunnels

The rail connection between the national rail network and the Crossrail tunnels has been successfully completed, linking east to west through Central London for the first time.

Another Crossrail station tour announced

There’s a chance to visit the next in the series of tours that Crossrail are running of their stations over the next few months.

Exhibition marks 150 years of St Pancras (International) Station

This coming October will mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of St Pancras station, and its modern incarnation is holding a mini-exhibition to mark the anniversary.

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An update on the latest Northern line extension construction works

Works on the Northern line extension towards Battersea has seen a number of milestones over the past couple of months.

Disused tram tunnel restored by Crossrail

A disused tram tunnel that was commandeered for the Crossrail project is due to be handed back to Camden Council following a restoration to its original condition.

Developer chosen to upgrade South Kensington tube station

As part of the planned upgrade for South Kensington tube station, TfL has announced that Native Land has been selected as its preferred partner to develop the land owned by TfL around the station.

How Crossrail was affected by the curvature of the earth

Crossrail’s tunnels under London are long, so long that when they were being planned, they were affected by something you might not expect — the curvature of the earth.

Tickets Alert: Women on the railways

The Rail Women Debate will examine the story of women in the rail industry, and how the industry can encourage more women to become involved in the railways.

Developer wants to build over the tube tracks in Kensington

A section of railway in central London could be built over if plans for a major housing development are approved by Kensington and Chelsea Council.

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