Automatic refunds for rail passengers

Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Transport

Rail passengers delayed by more than two minutes could be entitled to automatic refunds under a new Government crackdown. The scheme, which is now being trialled on the C2C line in Essex, would force train companies to automatically pay out using travel smartcards, with travellers entitled to more money for every extra minute their service […]

Bromley Council pulls out of Crystal Palace rebuild talks

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Plans for a replica Crystal Palace have suffered a set back after a south London council pulled out of negotiations with a Chinese developer. ZhongRong Group wants to rebuild Crystal Palace, which burnt down in 1936, but has failed to meet a deadline set by the council to produce plans. Bromley Council says it is […]

London Bridge railway station partially closes

London Bridge Station - View Over Canopies

London Bridge railway station has partially closed for nine days for building work. There will be no First Capital Connect or Southern trains calling at the station until 1 September. The closure is part of the £6.5bn Thameslink programme, which aims to improve north-south travel through the capital. Nicky Hughes from Network Rail said the […]

Northern Line – 24 Hour Tube Strike

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Drivers in the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will take part in a 24 hour walkout on 1 December. The tube strike will run from 4.44am on Monday until 4.43am on Tuesday 2 December, as drivers operating out of the Morden depot are instructed not to book in for shifts during the strike hours. […]

CANCELLED – RMT Call 48 Hour Tube Strike

Tube strike, Paddington Station

I am writing to let you know that the planned Tube strike action for next week by the RMT union has now been suspended. Our services will therefore operate as normal. Yours sincerely, Mike Brown Managing Director London Underground #487411151 / Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members will stage a 48 hour walkout […]

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.

London Underground

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 […]