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A new railway station will soon be coming to London after the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, revealed ambitious plans for the regeneration of an area in East London which will also add up to 2,000 new homes in the capital. Beam Park in Dagenham is the last site in London up for grabs as [...]
The Transport for London commissioner who said commuter trains were “s**t” earned £488,000 last year, according to a Transport for London (TfL) spokesman. Sir Peter Hendy's total package for 2013/14 was £488,888 and remained "unchanged" in 2014/15. However, last year it dropped by almost 25 per cent. Of that, just over £155,000 was [...]
A signal failure at Marble Arch was causing travel chaos for Central Line commuters this morning, and the advice was pretty galling to Londoners who had no alternative route. Severe delays were being caused by the problem, which engineers were attempting to fix during rush hour. https://twitter.com/centralline/status/608171743677673472 Central Line's Twitter feed said: [...]
Transport for London (TfL) has announced the title of the winning poem for its etiquette poetry competition: "Avoid Unnecessary Delays. Don't Hold Open the Doors". Alright, so it's hardly Ode to a Grecian Urn – but it has a certain ring to it……. Back in February, London's transport authority requested poems for a special poster campaign, [...]
Transport for London is undertaking “world-first trials” of new technology that will give cyclists more time on green lights at major junctions. The Department for Transport has given blanket approval for the scheme, which will enable traffic signal timings to be adjusted when there are high numbers of cyclists at key junctions during rush [...]
Bad news fellow commuters. Tube workers are voting on strike action over a pay deal that union RMT has branded “an insult to the hardworking men and women who deliver a world class service”. All grades are being called to vote on both strike action and action short of a strike, both over [...]
Delays are expected at London Bridge station as commuters travel home, following the derailment of a freight train at Charlton. While all lines are now reopened, National Rail has warned that trains between London Bridge and Charlton via Greenwich will be disrupted – with no trains on the route until at least 18:00. Other delays [...]
More than 100 trains were cancelled or delayed before 11am this morning, as a result of the trees that had blown over onto a major route into London Bridge – and the number is only going to get bigger as the day goes on. To put that figure into context, there were 22 trains [...]
Several fallen trees on the tracks near Forest Hill station in south east London continue disrupting services into London Bridge. After a morning of no trains running between Norwood and New Cross Gate on Southern and London Overground routes, all routes into the capital have now reopened, however they are still subject to delays. Stormy [...]
The national rail strike, scheduled to take place this week, has been suspended after unions and rail bosses negotiated a new pay deal. In a letter to members RMT general secretary Mick Cash said improvements to pay conditions "are enough to suspend the forthcoming industrial action". The action, due to take place over 24 hours [...]
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