Transport Issues

Transport Issues

Lea Bridge station entrance to be rebuilt

It only opened four years ago, but there are already plans to rebuild Lea Bridge station in East London.

Live status alerts for lifts and escalators at railway stations

To help people who have mobility needs get around the railway, live travel information about Network Rail stations will soon include information about the status of lifts and escalators.

Restoring the Princes Risborough railway signal box

The UK’s largest surviving Great Western Railway signal box can be found just under an hour from central London, and occasionally, is open to the public to have a look inside.

Regent Street to get wider pavements and cycle lanes

Plans have been shown off to reduce the width of the road along Regent Street and widen the pavements, in time for Christmas.

Crossrail extension may be dependent on theme park developer

A suggested extension of the Elizabeth line deep into Kent could hinge on the opening of a large leisure park at Swanscome.

London’s first two HS2 tunnelling machines ordered

The first contracts for two new giant tunnel boring machines have been signed to dig HS2 tunnels under North-West London.

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The arguments over TfL debt numbers

In politics, facts are often an early casualty, and one of the claims being advanced a lot at the moment is that TfL’s current financial crisis predates the Covid lockdown.

Teddington station set to get step free access with new lifts

Teddington station in south-west London could get step-free access, as Network Rail has filed an application for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) to permit construction works.

Crossrail works could pause without funding agreement

The funding agreement for Crossrail’s overspend will need to be resolved in the next week or two if it is to avoid winding down some of the completion works.

Last chance to ride an old train along the London Overground

This weekend marks the end of an era, as part of the London Overground gets a new train from Monday.

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Governance of the Crossrail programme transfers to TfL

TfL has taken direct control of the Crossrail project away from the arms-length approach that had been in place during the construction of the railway.

London Underground’s Bakerloo line extension likely to be delayed

The Bakerloo line extension is likely to face a lengthy delay due to the ongoing financial problems at TfL, according to their latest financial forecasts.

Barking wants to bury a road and build a railway station

A major road linking parts of Essex to London could be buried in a tunnel if plans by Barking and Dagenham Council are approved.

Thameslink could be appearing on the Tube map soon

The London tube map could start showing the north-south Thameslink line again according to a written answer from the Mayor of London.

Plans advance for an extra Crossrail station at Kensal Green

The slumbering plans for an additional Crossrail station to be built in North Kensington have taken a modest step forward.

London Underground appears in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

A fan made addition for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) had added a part of the London Underground to the gaming community.