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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.

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.

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.

TfL planning more tower blocks on its car parks

More information has been released about TfL’s plans to turn a long length of land next to a railway into blocks of flats.

Report calls for more investment in London’s public transport

A report has been published that puts forward an argument that contrary to headlines and political posturing, public transport investment is not massively biased towards London.

More delays for Crossrail – won’t open until late 2021

The Crossrail project is likely to be delayed by as much as three-years from its original opening date, Transport for London’s commissioner Mike Brown has confirmed.

Free London travel for disabled people’s carers

The opening salvo in the forthcoming Mayoral elections has been fired, with Sadiq Khan offering free travel for carers on London transport.

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 few months.

TfL expects Mayor’s fare freeze to end in 2021

The ongoing fares freeze on TfL services could be coming to an end, with TfL’s financial forecasts now expecting fares to rise by above inflation rates from January 2021.

TfL forcing all Oyster card users to reset their passwords

Following reported instances of a number of accounts being accessed maliciously earlier this year, all Oyster and contactless customers are being required to reset their website account passwords.

Crossrail warns of more delays and cost overuns

Crossrail has advised TfL that there are some projected delays in the opening of the Elizabeth line and it is likely that additional funding would be required, and that the opening date is being pushed back.

TfL starts renting out railway arches

A long line of railway arches under the Hammersmith and City line are being rented out by TfL following refurbishment work.

Tracking smartphones is helping TfL update it’s Journey Planner

Tracking how people move around tube stations by following their smartphones has lead to a number of changes to TfL’s own travel guides.

The roundel that got cancelled

There’s a display in the Transport Museum of roundels used by TfL, but one of them shouldn’t be there.