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London Underground staff to be balloted for strike over pay

Members of the RMT union are to be balloted for possible strike action over pay, in a move that could see as many as 10,000 staff go on strike.


TfL sells Crossrail trains to pay for Piccadilly line trains

TfL has signed a sale and lease-back deal to sell its fleet of Elizabeth line trains for nearly £1 billion to a consortium comprising Equitix Investment Management, NatWest and SMBC Leasing.


TfL outlines its budget for 2020 – focusing on more cost cutting

Transport for London (TfL) has published its draft budget for the next financial year 2019/20 which continues the organisation’s progress towards breaking even on the cost of day-to-day operations by 2022/23. The organisation needs to cut costs in the face


Red vests for London Underground staff

London Underground staff are being issued with new red vests to be worn in stations from next week, so that they are more visible to passengers.


Plans to extend London style PAYG rail fares to rest of the South-East

The familiar London Transport style payment for train fares, based on a PAYG model could be expanded to the rest of the South-East of England, under plans announced by the Department for Transport.


Higher fares for less advertising on the London Underground?

Transport for London (TfL) has revealed that it earned more than £150 million in 2017/18 from advertising across its network - a rise of £10 million on the previous year.


London Underground plans major upgrade for Leyton tube station

Waltham Forest Council has agreed to fund half of an £18 million upgrade for Leyton tube station on the Central line, with the other half coming from TfL.


Free travel on London Transport this New Year’s Eve

As is now traditional, travel on much of the public transport in London will be free of charge overnight on New Year's Eve.


Cycle hire hits record high as usage growth slows

Over 10.5 million journeys were made using Santander Cycles during 2018 according to TfL, but growth rates have slowed over the past couple of years.


West Hampstead Overground station’s new footbridge

A new footbridge has been opened at West Hampstead Overground station as a late running upgrade slowly progresses.


Higher fares as London Underground’s cash crunch bites

Transport for London (TfL) is predicting that fares will have to rise as it faces a £2.1 billion hole in its revenues projections for the next five years.


Colindale tube station set for dramatic rebuild

London Underground's unremarkable shed of a tube station at Colindale is set to be demolished and rebuilt with a dramatic curving wooden landmark for the area.


London Underground orders 94 new tube trains for the Piccadilly line

London Underground has formally signed a contract with Siemens Mobility to buy 94 new tube trains which will be used on the Piccadilly line.


Northern line to Battersea extension – a construction update

A periodical look at the construction of the Northern line extension to Battersea.


TfL opens consultation for extension of the South London tram

London's tram service could get an extension southwards to Sutton as TfL opens a consultation into which of three routes it will build.