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 […]

Crystal Palace Park Improvements Agreed

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A range of improvements to the landscape and built heritage in Crystal Palace park, as well as improvements to visitor facilities, have been agreed as part of a £2.4 million improvement programme, say Bromley council. In a council statement today (Friday) Bromley said: “As part of the improvements, which are being funded by the Mayor […]

Important Tube strike update

Photo by Rooney Wimms in the Londonist Flickr pool.

Dear tiredbees, I am writing to share our provisional plans for what we will run on each Tube line during the planned strike action by the RMT union. Travel advice If the Tube strike goes ahead, Tube services will be affected from: • Around 21:00 on Monday 28 April and throughout the whole of Tuesday […]

Tube staff plan five days of strikes

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London Underground workers are to take five days of strike action over the Tube ticket office closures, the RMT Union has announced. The dispute centres on the closure of all 260 Tube ticket offices and 960 job cuts. Widespread disruption was caused in February when Tube workers took strike action for one day. A second […]