What’s Going On At London Bridge Station?

What’s Going On At London Bridge Station? The new ticket hall at London Bridge will open at the end of August 2016, as part of the station works are complete. We went to have a look at what’s been happening, and what changes to expect. Note, from the end of August 2016: Cannon Street services […]

CommuteLondon app

A new app aims to make train journeys in and out of London easier for commuters. CommuteLondon is a free app that combines information from rail companies with passenger tweets to provide real-time updates on train journeys in and out of the capital. The aim of the app, which is available on Android and iOS, […]

Automatic refunds for rail passengers

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 […]

Network Rail – Snow and ice

Snow and ice can cause serious problems for the railway. Particularly at risk are areas where trains move more slowly, such as the approach to stations and points. Snow can get compacted by passing trains into solid ice which prevents points working, and ice can coat the electrified rail, preventing trains from drawing power. Snow […]

London Bridge railway station partially closes

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 […]

Delays explained – knock-on effects

Similar to a busy motorway, even the smallest delay can have a huge knock-on effect. 22,000 passenger trains and 2,000 freight trains use the rail network every day and at peak times critical parts of the network now run at close to 100 per cent capacity. Most of the problems that occur on the rail […]

Disruption To London Bridge Station This August

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 […]

2015 Rail Fare Increases Announced

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 […]