London Underground and TfL

Tube unions will resist attempts to re-let Metronet contracts to private sector

27.09.07: London underground’s two biggest unions will resist any attempt to transfer the contracts of failed PPP privateer Metronet to another private-sector bidder. The union shave renewed their call for the collapsed consortium’s contr...

Tube Lines leaves nothing to waste

20.09.07: Tube Lines sets new standard for eco-friendly working Tube Lines, the company rebuilding 40% of the London Underground, set a new standard for working this summer when it dramatically improved a trackside environment and turned waste into a...

Londoners want Tube maintenance back in-house, says poll

13.09.07: More than three-quarters of Londoners want future Tube maintenance to be carried out in-house by London Underground, a poll commissioned by the network’s biggest union reveals. Striking Metronet workers are among RMT members and suppo...

Machine to make tube passengers’ journeys smoother is first in UK

16.08.07: Tube Lines invests £500,000 in mobile wheel lathe at Stratford Market Depot to improve train maintenance Tube Lines, the company rebuilding the Tube’s busiest lines, has introduced the United Kingdom’s first ever mobile wh...

Tube Lines publishes its third annual environment report

09.08.07: Tube Lines, the company rebuilding the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines which together carry 40% of all London Underground passengers, has published its third annual environment report. The company reports on environmental performance thro...

Going underground

24.07.07: After London’s 275 Tube stations have closed their doors to the last of the late night revellers and those enjoying less social working hours, the London Underground springs back to life as an army of maintenance staff invade the platforms...

ITT Flygt helps London Underground stay on track

24.07.07: The world’s largest ITT Flygt Aquaview Masterstation is being used by Metronet to keep tunnels and stations free from excess water that could cause havoc on London’s tube network. Flygt, a leading fluid handling and control solu...

Tube Lines’ double scoop at railway industry innovation awards

24.07.07: Tube Lines has recently won two awards for innovation. The company was the only double award-winner at The Railway Forum/ Modern Railways Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2007. Tube Lines’ current analyser, a handheld device which helps...

Contractor of the project award

23.07.07: Tube Lines are forging ahead with their modernisation projects on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines upgrading some of the busiest stations across the network. One of Mane Rail’s current projects with Tube Lines is their premi...

Tube Lines chooses MRO Software

23.07.07: On 31 December 2002, Tube Lines assumed responsibility for the maintenance and upgrade of the entire infrastructure on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines as part of the largest improvement programme the Tube has ever seen. Tube Lines has...

Modernisation work commences at Leicester Square station

19.07.07: 104 new CCTV cameras and 18 help points will be installed to boost passenger safety Tube Lines, the company responsible for rebuilding the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines, is transforming Leicester Square station as part of part of i...

Work begins on Metronet's new air-conditioned Tube train

13.07.07: London, 9 July 2007: Air-conditioned comfort for a third of the Tube came a step closer to reality today as construction began on the next generation of Tube train for Metronet Rail, the organisation renewing two-thirds of London Underground. ...

Tube ticket office closures unnecessary and dangerous, says RMT

19.06.07: ‘UNNECESSARY AND dangerous’ plans by London Underground to close 40 ticket offices and to reduce drastically the opening hours of dozens more will be resisted, the Tube’s biggest union has said. RMT warned that the proposa...

Mayor unveils Tube cooling trials

31.05.07: Mayor Ken Livingstone has unveiled a number of trials to be introduced by London Underground to cool the tube network. New measures for this summer include the first full-scale trial of the award-winning groundwater cooling project at Victoria...

Modernisation work begins at euston station

31.05.07: 150 engineers working each night to improve passenger journeys through better communications and increased security Tube Lines, the company responsible for rebuilding the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines, is revamping Euston station a...

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The challenge of completing Crossrail

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With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
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The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >
Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

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Smart electrification is the way to boost clean energy resources, argues Leo Murray, director at 10:10 Climate Action. Contractors are clear... more >
Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

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