The Elizabeth Line Has Been Added To The New Tube Map

The central section of the May 2022 tube map. Click or tap for larger version. We’re still not sure we actually believe that the Elizabeth line is finally opening next week, but it’s now been officially added to the tube map. There is no going back. The latest edition of TfL’s official tube map is … Read more

TfL to expand contactless payments outside London

Over 230 mainline rail stations around London are to be brought into Transport for London’s contactless payments system over the next couple of years, under an agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT). Following an initial consultation back in 2019, a year ago, the DfT decided that around 233 stations would be upgraded to accept … Read more

Barking Riverside: What’s Going On With The New Overground Extension?

What’s Barking Riverside when it’s at home? Here’s the skinny on London’s Overground extension, due later in 2022. Brand new viaduct klaxon. Image: TfL. What is the Barking Riverside extension anyway? Back in 2017, TfL announced it was extending the Overground line from Barking station to a brand new station south-east of it, called Barking … Read more

TfL seeks bidders for Elephant & Castle station upgrade

TfL is inviting construction companies to apply for work on the upgrade of the Elephant & Castle tube station, which will involve a new entrance station for the Northern line, with provisions for the Bakerloo line in the future. Provisional design for the new ticket hall (c) Delancey / TfL In a public notice, TfL … Read more

The Elizabeth Line Launch Date Has Been Announced

We’ve been expecting you. Photo: TfL The launch date for the Elizabeth line * has been announced – it’ll open on Tuesday 24 May. TfL has said that trains will officially start running on the purple line on that date. However, as with all things Crossrail, it’s not that straightforward. Which parts of the Elizabeth … Read more

TfL puts live travel updates on your smartphone homescreen

Transport for London (TfL) has updated its existing travel app to let people put live travel disruptions for tube lines onto their smartphone’s home screen. The widgets, which can be added to the home screen of any iPhone or Android device, allow the user to either set a line that they wish to have live … Read more

Major Disruption At Euston Station This May Bank Holiday Weekend

Laura Reynolds Major Disruption At Euston Station This May Bank Holiday Weekend Oh, goodie. Original image: Shutterstock There will be significant disruption to train services at London Euston station over the early May bank holiday weekend (30 April-2 May), due to planned engineering works. Network Rail is advising passengers who need to travel between Euston … Read more

TfL warns of travel disruptions over the Easter weekend

TfL has confirmed which services will be affected by disruptions over the Easter weekend, with the bulk of the effects on the Northern, Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City lines. There will be no Hammersmith & City line running over the Easter weekend and there will be closures on the District line between Tower Hill and … Read more