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Maintaining the heavy duty escalators and lifts which support London's tube network is a mammoth task – and this helps to explain why replacements and refurbishment can take such a frustratingly long time. It all boils down to the fact these escalators and lifts aren't subjected to an ordinary degree of wear and tear, according to Transport for [...]
Central London roads were gridlocked this afternoon as the black cab protest caused chaos around Parliament Square, Whitehall, Embankment and Lambeth Palace Road. Campaigners are directing the protest, scheduled to take place between 2pm and 4pm today, against Transport for London, which they claim are not doing enough to keep on top of regulation [...]
Friends, flatmates and family of TfL staff are currently able to use London's public transport for free, but the Conservatives want to put a stop to this. They say the rule, which allows each employee of the body to select one person they live with to be able to travel around the capital cost-free using [...]
Transport for London’s (TfL) headquarters will be the scene of a protest by black cab drivers today. The action is a demonstration of the simmering tensions between traditional cabbies and modern firms like Uber, which show no sign of dying down. Black cab drivers are represented by the London Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA), Unite [...]
Britons breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as unions called off a 24-hour bank holiday strike that threatened to bring the country’s rail network to a standstill. But fresh calls for industrial action – this time over rostering and pay for night-time Underground services from September – point to a growing union revolt against [...]
Virgin Trains has said services will be running as normal this bank holiday Monday, a day after it cancelled all trains in response to a strike called by members of the RMT and TSSA unions. The strike was called off this afternoon, with both RMT and TSSA unions saying they needed to put Network Rail's [...]
It's no surprise that we take to social media to vent our frustration when commuting, but a new report has shed light on exactly how frequently we do it. London's commuters published nearly half a million angry tweets about their journey last year, a new report has claimed. A whopping 473,661 tweets were [...]
UPDATE 2.45pm: The RMT has followed the TSSA union in suspending strike action after an improved offer from Network Rail. The looming Network Strike threatens not only to derail travellers' plans to get around the country, but even those looking to go abroad after Heathrow Express announced it would run during shortened operating hours on Monday 25 and Tuesday [...]
UPDATE 2.45pm: The RMT has followed the TSSA union in suspending strike action after an improved offer from Network Rail. Bad news, football fans. It looks like the national UK strike could derail plans to get to Wembley for the Championship play-off final on Monday. The unprecedented strike – which looks set to go ahead despite days [...]
UPDATE: The RMT has followed the TSSA union in suspending strike action after an improved offer from Network Rail. The nationwide Network Rail strike on bank holiday Monday will cause some Transport for London (TfL) services to also suffer delays and disruption. A 24-hour walk out has been called by rail union bosses from 5pm on Monday 25 May, [...]
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