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Faster top-ups on Oyster Cards
Faster top-ups on Oyster Cards

Applying a monthly Oyster card this morning, and by the time I had got to work, an email was waiting to let me know my card had been updated.

London Transport reaches One Billion contactless payments
London Transport reaches One Billion contactless payments

London’s transport network has now seen more than one billion pay as you go journeys made by contactless payment cards.

Trees and birds shine through the grime under the Marylebone Flyover
Trees and birds shine through the grime under the Marylebone Flyover

A small forest of trees and woodland animals have appeared under the polluted and noisy Marylebone Flyover, as a work of art.

‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ badge launched across TfL network
‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ badge launched across TfL network

A blue badge designed to make travelling easier for people who find it difficult to stand has been officially launched by Transport for London today, following a trial last year.

London’s rail upgrades: A progress report
London’s rail upgrades: A progress report

As part of their bi-monthly meetings, TfL releases details about upgrades to the services it manages, often offering insights into otherwise unreported events.

South Kensington tube station upgrade moves forward
South Kensington tube station upgrade moves forward

The long running saga of an upgrade for the overcrowded South Kensington tube station has taken a step forward.

Look out for “Please Offer Me a Seat Badges” coming to tube trains
Look out for “Please Offer Me a Seat Badges” coming to tube trains

White badges informing commuters that a lady has a baby on board are being joined by blue badges to indicate a hidden disability.

TfL outlines cost cutting and line upgrade plans
TfL outlines cost cutting and line upgrade plans

TfL, and the Mayor have outlined plans for the phase of development of London’s transport, focusing on cost cutting and investments in street services.

Elizabeth Line’s arrival to see cuts to buses along Oxford Street
Elizabeth Line’s arrival to see cuts to buses along Oxford Street

The arrival of the Elizabeth Line (nee, Crossrail) in a couple of years time will see more changes to central London — as buses services are to be cut.

Second anniversary of London’s contactless revolution
Second anniversary of London’s contactless revolution

Today marks the second anniversary of the latest in a long line of payment revolutions on London’s Transport, but this is one that snuck out with an almost overlooked level of publicity.

TfL Board papers published
TfL Board papers published

The bi-monthly board meeting papers have been published on the TfL website ahead of their meeting next week, and a few interesting snippets have emerged.

Tube style route maps coming to London buses
Tube style route maps coming to London buses

Later this month, two bus routes in London will get onboard digital displays that look rather like tube maps.

South Kensington tube station upgrade moves forward
South Kensington tube station upgrade moves forward

The long running plans to upgrade South Kensington tube station took another step forward after BuckleyGrayYeoman was appointed by TfL to carry out a major upgrade of the station.

Trafalgar Square’s traffic lights change for Pride
Trafalgar Square’s traffic lights change for Pride

Around 50 pedestrian traffic signals around Trafalgar Square have had their ‘walk’ image replaced with new diversity images as part of the celebrations for Gay Pride this coming weekend.

The past and future of London’s roads on display
The past and future of London’s roads on display

If you look at any map of a city, the dominating feature isn’t the buildings, but the roads. It is their lines snaking around the city that mark out its regions and create the familiar boundaries we use to navigate.

Bank tube station upgrade gets final approval
Bank tube station upgrade gets final approval

The upgrade, which will cost £563 million will see the capacity of the tube station increased by 40%, and two news travolators added to speed transfers between the Central and Northern lines.

New Years Eve London travel sponsors
New Years Eve London travel sponsors

This year’s free travel on London transport over the night of New Year’s Eve is being sponsored by a company that wants you to leave London

Metropolitan line extension secures funding deal
Metropolitan line extension secures funding deal

London Underground has confirmed that plans are in place to start construction work on the extension of the Metropolitan line next year, with the aim of completing the new link in 2020.

Latest images of future Crossrail trains
Latest images of future Crossrail trains

Transport for London (TfL) has shown off the latest images of designs for the new Crossrail trains.

Bus Shelters to display Tube disruption warnings
Bus Shelters to display Tube disruption warnings

Bus shelters could soon start coming with emergency warnings from TfL, under plans to replace display signs at a number of locations across London.

London Underground HQ to be turned into flats
London Underground HQ to be turned into flats

Westminster Council has given permission for London Transport’s iconic headquarters building to be converted into flats. Permission was granted yesterday at the Planning Applications Committee meeting.

Bus Garage Open Days Announced
Bus Garage Open Days Announced

Next weekend, the first in a series of open-days will take place at Bus Garages across London. The open days follow the popularity of such events as part of last year’s Year of the Bus.

TfL accepting a dish of Apples and Oysters
TfL accepting a dish of Apples and Oysters

TfL has confirmed the recently announced “Apple Pay” service will be accepted for payment from next month.

The “All-Female Tube Station” is 100 years old
The “All-Female Tube Station” is 100 years old

The first tube station to be staffed entirely by women marks its 100th birthday tomorrow (Sat), and there will be events to mark the anniversary.