London transport news & analysis

Tube chaos

Commuter chaos as four Tube lines disrupted this morning

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Londoners were huffing and puffing on their way to work today, thanks to one suspended and three disrupted Tube lines.


Is the Tube strike on Wednesday 17 September going ahead?

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

At the end of August, we reported that there was a Tube strike planned for Wednesday 17 September.

British rail sardines train commuting crowds

Crush hour: Do you face one of the top 10 most overcrowded train services in London?

Thu, 11 Sep 2014

Do you suffer from overcrowded trains? Is your commute filled with the claustrophobic horror of feeling packed like sardines in a crushed tin box? Well, you are not alone (pun intended).

Passport holiday

Bonuses for Passport Office staff, despite summer delays chaos

Fri, 5 Sep 2014

Staff at the Passport Office have received bonuses, despite huge delays for many customers.

Cycle lane westminster

“Crossrail for cyclists” unveiled by Boris

Wed, 3 Sep 2014

The proposed design at Westminster. Photo via Twitter

Boris Johnson doing infrastructure

“Boris Island” was shot down today. Here are four other Boris projects that will be lucky to see the light of day

Tue, 2 Sep 2014

If there’s one thing that Boris Johnson likes doing, it is pushing forward his various visions for grand infrastructure projects for London.

Midtown Cycle Vault

London to get first public ‘cycle vault’ with 100 bike racks and showers

London’s very first public “cycle vault” is to open its doors in Bloomsbury Square it has been announced.

Heathrow airport aeroplane flying in sky

10 top tips for flying from frequent travellers

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, we all want to eliminate stress

Piers Mummery

Q&A: Piers Mummery, BrightMove, the man making the top of black cabs light upVideo

Spotted those digital ads on top of taxis? This is the entrepreneur behind them

No Trousers Day tube

No Trousers Day pictures: surprisingly casual tube passengers in their pants

An alien crash-landing on earth would be confused by many of the world’s traditions, but this one seems bizarre even to us.

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HS2 or not HS2 that is the £50bn question

What HS2’s £50bn could really buy us - we do the maths

I will see your HS2 and raise you six London Olympics, three Heathrow runways and a nuclear fusion reactor

A fleet of cars

English councils make £565m from parking-charges

London councils have been accumulating a small fortune through parking fines, the RAC said today.

William Wilson, Invensys Rail's Vice President, Commercial and Business Development,

William Wilson: Want growth? Then we must upgrade Britain's rail network

Invensys Rail’s Vice President, Commercial and Business Development, speaks out

Carolyn McCall, CEO, easyJet

Carolyn McCall OBE: How to grow the economy by £16bn in three years

The CEO of easyJet writes exclusively on the tax the government could cut to create real growth

Adam Twidell, PrivateFly's CEO and co-founder

Adam Twidell: Heathrow’s expansion would be irresponsible

PrivateFly’s CEO and co-founder says we desperately need more aviation capacity, but a third runway is too high-risk

Justin Urquhart Stewart

Justin Urquhart Stewart: Forget HS2! What we need is great freight trains

The founder of Seven Investment Management on why rail freight is a vital trade artery

Crossrail Canary Wharf

Stunning pictures of Crossrail's Canary Wharf station

Crossrail breaks ground at Canary Wharf!

Stanstead plans Make

Forget Heathrow! A mega hub at Stansted is where it is at

Latest designs of mega project north east of London revealed

London property price tube map

London's first ever property price Tube map revealed

Which stations win in this Tube stop lottery?

Jamal Edwards with Richard Branson

Richard Branson tells us what he thinks Britain needs NOW

Branson on why his teenage self would lose out at an Angel pitch and why we all need better transport

Heathrow airport

Millions of fliers relieved as charges lowered at Heathrow & Gatwick

Passengers likely to see fares charges fall from next year


Tories are like Hitler and Mussolini for backing Tube strike ban, say unions

Tory London Assembly members have called for Tube strikes to be banned and replaced with independent arbitration, in a report published today.

Sham el-Sheikh in Egypt is a favourite tourist destination this Easter

London's Easter exodus: Where are Londoners escaping?

Dubai, the Canary Islands, Geneva and new entry Barcelona top destinations for Londoners

Underground World

INFOGRAPHIC: Danger! Danger! Tube stations with most thefts

Where are London Underground’s pickpockets and phone thief’s lurking tube map reimagining

Our five favourite funny tube map re-imaginings

We’re loving the new Super Mario Bros tube map - so we thought we’d share a few other re-jigged tube maps that make us smile

London Underground crowding - commuters battle "chaos" on Tube during Olympics test

Watch London in Motion: 16 million daily London transport trips in one minute Video

A day’s worth of London public transport in all its glory

Prince Charles on tube

Prince Charles rides the tube for 150th birthday celebrations!

What happens when royals ride the underground…

CEO of Pimlico Plumbers Charlie Mullins

Charlie Mullins: Let's stop being fools and get on with building HS2

Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie Mullins hits out at the “selfish nimbies” objecting to HS2

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