London Underground - Latest news, articles and photos

London Underground - Latest news, articles and photos


Northern line extension to Battersea – construction update

The latest local newsletters have been sent with details of the works going on to complete construction of the Northern line extension to Battersea Power Station.

The tube station that had a movable platform

Generally speaking, when standing on a tube station platform, the only thing that should move is the tube train as it arrives, but there was once a tube station with a platform that also moved.

Bakerloo line extension consultation approves of plans

The results of a consultation into the Bakerloo line extension have been published, and unsurprisingly, most people seem to want it.

Restoring a heritage London Underground roundel

An 82-year old tube roundel still in its original design has been restored outside Uxbridge tube station.

Huge ceiling mural shown off at Sudbury Town tube station

A permanent artwork has been unveiled inside the waiting rooms at Sudbury Town tube station, featuring restyled maps of the surrounding areas, highlighting local landmarks from the past and present.

No Piccadilly line trains for South Kensington tube station from Feb 2021

From late next February, Piccadilly line trains won’t be stopping at South Kensington tube station while escalator replacement works are carried out.

Playstation takes over a London Underground station

Oxford Circus tube station has had a temporary makeover to promote the launch of Sony’s new Playstation 5 games console.

The Met line’s Croxley rail link may be resurected

The government is to be asked to reconsider funding the dormant Croxley Rail link extension to the Metropolitan line in Watford, as part of its plans to support “shovel ready” projects.

London Underground’s Northern line extension progress report

London Underground’s new extension of the Northern line is continuing, and some updates about progress have recently been provided.

Bank tube station upgrade reaches tunnelling milestone

The main tunnelling work that will add a new platform, more escalators and a travolator to Bank tube station has now been completed, TfL has announced.

London Underground’s escalators getting UV light treatment

Around a quarter of London Underground’s escalators are to be treated with ultraviolet (UV) light to help reduce Covid infections from spreading.

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.

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.

Put a tube train’s treadplate in your doorway

Fancy stepping over the threshold of your home with a genuine London Underground door treadplate?

Solar powered tube trains

The Central line feels as hot as the sun, and soon it could be powered by solar energy directly from the sun.

Tube should be driverless – says Prime Minister

At a visit to a tube train factory, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has called for future tube trains to be driverless to beat the unions.

London Underground’s Northern line extension construction restarting

A series of updates posted on the Northern line extension website has outlined how they are restarting work in their socially distanced construction sites.

Plans for office block on top of Southwark tube station

The long-expected, and at times controversial plans for something to be built on top of Southwark tube station are back.