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DfT urged to end ‘worrying’ lack of communication on Southeastern devolution

DfT urged to end ‘worrying’ lack of communication on Southeastern devolution

12 October 2016Transport authorities in London are seeking clarification from Chris Grayling on whether the government supports the capital’s bid for devolution of more rail services, including the Southeastern franchise. Ahead of a London Assembly transp...

Night Tube to launch on Northern Line in November

Night Tube to launch on Northern Line in November

11 October 2016London mayor Sadiq Khan announced that Night Tube services will begin running on the Northern Line on 18 November after they opened on the Jubilee Line on Friday. Khan said that the Night Tube has been a success, with nearly three-quarters of a m...

TfL seeks bidders for Bakerloo & Central line passenger information systems

TfL seeks bidders for Bakerloo & Central line passenger information systems

30 September 2016Transport for London (TfL) is offering a contract to install real-time passenger information systems (PIS) on London Underground’s Bakerloo and Central line trains. The final value of the contract is not yet known, but is open to bidders un...

Union calls for TfL workforce review as staff cuts have ‘created a death trap’

Union calls for TfL workforce review as staff cuts have ‘created a death trap’

23 September 2016Staff cuts on the London Underground (LU) are putting passenger safety at risk, RMT has warned following a leaked 21-page TfL report into an incident where a passenger was trapped between the train and platform at Canning Town. The woman’s...

TfL picks London routes ripe for devolution ahead of DfT approval

TfL picks London routes ripe for devolution ahead of DfT approval

16 September 2016Transport for London (TfL) has targeted four groups of suburban rail services across southeast London that would suit its intention to absorb a larger number of devolved routes into its network. The organisation first announced in January that a...

LU drivers to strike tonight over ‘hour-long toilet breaks’ dispute

LU drivers to strike tonight over ‘hour-long toilet breaks’ dispute

15 September 2016Tube drivers on two routes are to begin two strikes today after RMT and London Underground (LU) failed to reach an agreement over a number of disputes, including allegations that managers are timing staff’s toilet breaks. Services will be c...

Financial investigation casts doubt over TfL pledges

Financial investigation casts doubt over TfL pledges

12 September 2016Pledges to improve London’s transport services from the new mayor, Sadiq Khan, could be under threat because of Transport for London’s (TfL’s) straitened finances, a new report from the London Assembly Budget and Performance comm...

Khan commissions London TravelWatch to review Tube ticket office closures

Khan commissions London TravelWatch to review Tube ticket office closures

09 September 2016Plans to close ticket offices on the London Underground network are to undergo an independent review by watchdog London TravelWatch. The review, beginning on 12 September, will last for six weeks and consider whether the office closures will allo...

Night Tube to launch on Jubilee Line in October

Night Tube to launch on Jubilee Line in October

30 August 2016Night Tube services will launch on the Jubilee Line on 7 October, London mayor Sadiq Khan has said. Khan made the announcement after the service was successfully launched on the Victoria and Central lines on 19 August. It is expected that it wil...

Amey loses LU maintenance contract after cost concerns

Amey loses LU maintenance contract after cost concerns

24 August 2016Maintenance work on key London Underground lines will be moved back in-house after concerns about the cost of its contract with Amey. Transport for London (TfL) announced today that it will move maintenance on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly...

Khan orders TfL to sell Kidbrooke station land for affordable housing

Khan orders TfL to sell Kidbrooke station land for affordable housing

24 August 2016Affordable housing must be built on the land by Kidbrooke station after Transport for London (TfL) sells it, the London mayor has told the transport body. Sadiq Khan has issued a direction to TfL to ensure that, when it sells the land, at least 5...

Over 50,000 Londoners enjoy Night Tube launch

Over 50,000 Londoners enjoy Night Tube launch

22 August 2016London’s new Night Tube completed its first weekend of services successfully, with over 50,000 passengers taking advantage of the launch. The service, which will offer six trains an hour between 00.30am and 05.30am, opened on Friday on the...

Unions promise ‘policy of extreme vigilance’ as Night Tube readies to run

Unions promise ‘policy of extreme vigilance’ as Night Tube readies to run

19 August 2016Union members have warned that they will be maintaining “a policy of extreme vigilance” as the Night Tube gears up for its launch later today (19 August). RMT representatives said they will be monitoring issues like safety, security a...

Night Tube set for weekend testing ahead of official launch

Night Tube set for weekend testing ahead of official launch

12 August 2016The much-delayed Night Tube is all set to be tested this weekend ahead of its official launch on 19 August – almost a year after the original debut date. The 24-hour Tube service will be trialled today and tomorrow on the Victoria and Centr...

SSR re-signalling programme poses ‘significant risk’ to London Underground

SSR re-signalling programme poses ‘significant risk’ to London Underground

27 July 2016A major signalling renewal programme poses a significant risk to London Underground because it is slipping behind schedule, an independent report has said. The report from the Transport for London (TfL) Independent Investment Programme Advisory G...

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The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

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Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

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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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Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

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SWR launches campaign in support of local businesses

06/07/2020SWR launches campaign in support of local businesses

South Western Railway (SWR) has launched a campaign to celebrate and generate support for local businesses across the region. Covid-19 has h... more >