This Disused Northern Line Platform Has Been Transformed Into A Garden

Charlotte Maughan Jones This Disused Northern Line Platform Has Been Transformed Into A Garden You’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a cottage garden rather than on a zone 4 platform. Image: TfL/Eleanor Bentall A disused platform at Morden station has been repurposed into a rail-side garden popping with hot pink orchids, potatoes hot … Read more

Earl’s Court tube station’s historic destination signs have been restored

The four classic destination lightboxes at Earl’s Court tube station, dating from 1905 have started working again after they were restored and connected to a new signaling system being rolled out on the railway. The restored lightbox destination indicators (c) Luca Marino / TfL The destination boards are a legacy of past times, with a … Read more

In Pictures: Battersea Power Station’s Restored Art Deco Control Room

Will Noble In Pictures: Battersea Power Station’s Restored Art Deco Control Room The semi-circular control desk which appeared in The King’s Speech, restored as part of Control Room A. Credit: James Parsons As certain pedants like to inform you, Battersea Power Station is actually Battersea Power StationS – one half of it built in the … Read more

‘Avoid Tube’ warning as strike could close South London stations

Transport for London today (5 June) advised people to avoid traveling on the Tube network tomorrow and before 8am on Tuesday 7 June. It said a strike by members of the RMT union – over the loss of 600 jobs – would cause “severe disruption” with a limited number of stations open and reduced hours … Read more

Paddington Station’s new Elizabeth to Bakerloo line tunnel

Although the majority of people arriving at Paddington’s deep underground Elizabeth line station will take the escalators up and out, a small number will take a set of escalators that go down even deeper underground. The original Crossrail Act in 2008 authorized the construction of a shallow tunnel under Paddington mainline station to link the … Read more

Two tube stations to strike over Jubilee weekend

Staff at two tube stations, Euston and Green Park will go on strike on Friday 3rd June 2022, citing allegations of bullying behavior by management. According to the RMT, its members at both stations have suffered years of intimidation, bullying and unjustified sackings of colleagues by a manager who has created a toxic atmosphere in … Read more

Beijing closes dozens of subway stations as Covid controls tighten

Beijing closed dozens of subway stations on Wednesday as Covid restrictions constrict movement around the Chinese capital despite it recording only dozens of cases daily. China has been battling its worst coronavirus flare-up since the early days of the pandemic, with most cases found in the business hub of Shanghai. A health worker waits for … Read more