Transport Issues

London railway upgrades – a progress report

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this is a break-down from TfL of what’s happened in recent months across the rail network.

London’s weekly railway news

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

Seven additional London stations to get improved access

The government has announced that seven London railway stations will be part of a wider package of improvements to accessibility.

More strikes on South Western Railway (SWR) announced

The rail union, the RMT has announced that it is holding more strikes on SWR over a long running dispute about the withdrawal of guards on trains.

Plans to restore British Railways sign at Gipsy Hill station

An old British Railways era sign from Gipsy Hill station is set to be restored after a local group started a fund raising campaign.

Heathrow rail link funding uncertain

A planned rail link from Heathrow heading out towards Reading and beyond has an uncertain future due to a funding dispute.

London’s weekly railway news

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

Fresh images of the new railway super-hub at Old Oak Common

Images of what will eventually be one of the best interconnected railway hubs in South-East England have been released.

First Tube roundels installed at new Northern line extension stations

One of the distinctive moments that turns a hole in the ground into a tube station has taken place – with the installation of tube roundels on the Northern line extension.

The day Superman saved a London Underground train

Superman seemed to save the planet, by spending all his time in Metropolis and hanging out with journalists — but once, he visited the London Underground.

London Overground’s GOBLIN to resume service on Wednesday

Network Rail says that London Overground services on the Gospel Oak to Barking line are expected to resume  tomorrow (Wednesday 19th February).

Tube strike from this Friday on the Bakerloo line

There will be a tube strike on the Bakerloo line that’s likely to seriously affect the line from Friday though to the end of next Monday.

TfL pushes on with Tram extension to Sutton

Plans for to extend the South London tram service down towards Sutton have taken a step further with the publication of the results of a recent consultation.

Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport

The London Underground’s 1938 era art-deco tube train will be making one of its occasional outings in April.

London’s weekly railway news

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

New entrance planned for Romford rail station

The current small rather pokey entrance to Romford Station could get a major revamp under plans put forward by TfL.

London Underground selling its moquette by the metre

The London Transport Museum has recently started selling its famous moquette fabric — in the same way as you buy fabric from stores — by the metre.

Sainsbury’s development threatens Bakerloo line extension

Sainsbury’s has formally filed a planning application for a development that could cause problems with the Bakerloo line extension.