Another Central Line Tube Strike Called For September

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There’s another tube strike planned for the Central and Waterloo & City tube lines, this time for 17 September. The lines were largely shut down last Friday, with just a shuttle service running at either end of the Central line. The dispute is over the way ASLEF – the train drivers’ union — says London Underground (LU) management […]

Disruption To London Bridge Station This August

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Use London Bridge rail or New Cross Overground stations? Then you could be in for problems with your trains at the end of this month. The interminable Thameslink programme at London Bridge, upgrading the track and station in a bid to end the sodding bottleneck, hits a new flurry of activity between 23-31 August. Platforms […]

Central line tube strike, tomorrow.

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Commuters using the Central line on Friday are facing delays after a tube strike was announced by ASLEF union members. The dispute follows the failure of talks so far over London Underground’s 20% cuts to annual refresher training for drivers on the line. Following last August’s ‘uncontrolled evacuation’ at Holland Park, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch made recommendations around improving […]

2015 Rail Fare Increases Announced

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London’s rail passengers found out today that their fares will go up in 2015 by 3.5%, following the announcement of July’s Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure. The rise is set by adding 1% to the July RPI figure, but some train operators could raise fares on more expensive commuter routes (i.e. routes into London) by an additional […]

To Catford and beyond!

To Catford and beyond!

Boris Johnson has been teasing an update about a possible southern extension to the Bakerloo Line for a couple of weeks now, and in the newly released London Infrastructure Plan 2050 we can see what Transport for London has in mind. The preferred route runs from the current terminus at Elephant and Castle down Old […]

Unbuilt Crystal Palace Park

Design for a sculpture park in Crystal Palace Park from 2003.

Crystal Palace In 2003 the practice Wilkinson Eyre knocked up a plan for a 150m long pod-like structure, to be built on the grounds of the Crystal Palace. In keeping with the site’s heritage, the pod, intended as a sculpture park, would have been built entirely from glass, and access to the interior would have […]

Medieval floors unearthed at London Bridge!

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Medieval floors, 16th century tobacco pipes and thousand-year-old timbers are just a few of the hundreds of artefacts that have been unearthed and preserved by Network Rail as the £6.5billion Thameslink Programme to transform travel to and through London continues with the rebuild of London’s oldest railway station, London Bridge! Take a look at some […]

Hurricane Bertha set to strike UK

Hurricane Bertha set to strike UK

The gorgeous summer weather is set to break spectacularly this weekend, with a warning of heavy – at times torrential – rain to come. Showers are forecast in between sunny spells on both Friday and Saturday, but it is Sunday where the worst of the conditions is expected and the day for which the Met […]