Home Subways and Underground

Subways and Underground

Transport for London (TfL) is to introduce new measures after fresh figures revealed that men are on average paid 19.7 per cent more than women - higher than the national average of 18.1 per cent and the London average...
Transport for London (TfL) is to launch a tender for a service provider to deliver 4G mobile coverage on the Tube from 2019 next year. A summer trial in tunnels on the Waterloo and City lines showed the potential to...
Emergency services have conducted an exercise on the London Underground to prepare for a potential major incident. Personnel from the local fire brigade, ambulance service, police services and Transport for London were joined by more than 100 volunteers for the...
Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has presented the Autumn Budget 2017, setting out his strategy for the UK's future economy. Infrastructure - and railways - feature prominently in the chancellor's plans as the UK seeks to boost productivity and build...
Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled a new-look Bond Street Tube station following a £300 million upgrade. Capacity and accessibility have both been improved at Bond Street, which is one of central London's busiest stations with almost 40 million journeys made...
Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of the King's Cross fire. On the evening of November 18, 1987, 31 people lost their lives and around 100 were left injured when a devastating fire broke out on a wooden escalator at King's...
Had plans to extend London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR) from Gallions Reach to Dagenham Dock gone ahead in 2008, the 6.5km addition would have been operational this year. The estimated £750 million extension was to serve Beckton Riverside, Creekmouth,...
Key business organisations in the North East have called on the government to replace Tyne and Wear Metro's fleet of trains over growing concerns of reliability, resilience and capacity. The light rail system has the same rolling stock from when...
An iconic metal statue in Birmingham has been uprooted to make way for Midland Metro's £149 million extension. Based in Victoria Square for 24 years, the six tonne Iron: Man was lifted out of the ground by two cranes on...
Figures have revealed that the Night Tube has contributed £171 million to London's economy and exceeded expectations on passenger numbers in its first year. The mayor of London Sadiq Kahn said the service has 'significantly boost' the capital city's night-time...
Credit: Miles Willis.

London’s secret railway

In 1927, Britain’s Royal Mail was thriving. The vital artery of British society was delivering four million letters a day and to keep on top of the continuous flow, a railway was built under the streets of London: Mail...
White Walkers were spotted patrolling King's Cross station yesterday as fantasy drama Game of Thrones celebrated the launch of its seventh season. The Iron Throne was placed in the station's ticket hall for customer selfies on the chair of power and...
When the second phase of Battersea Power Station was completed in the 1950s - giving the building its iconic four chimneys - the site around it on the south bank of the Thames was part of the capital’s industrial heartland. The...
Graham Construction has been awarded a contract from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) to refurbish two Glasgow subway stations. As part of SPT's modernisation programme, Shields Road and Bridge Street subway stations will be upgraded. Work at Shields Road will begin in July...

Take cover

Transport for London plans to develop a park-side rotunda and eight deep level shelters as exhibition halls and a café. The building, near Clapham South station, sits above historic Grade II listed World War Two shelters. Under the rotunda lie eight...

S Stock – 191 all out

A total of 1,395 carriages and almost 13 years since being awarded the contract, Bombardier is close to completing the final train of its popular S Stock class. At a ceremony in Derby, Bombardier’s UK managing director Richard Hunter and London...
Network Rail is more than halfway through its Crossrail to-do list. The project’s impressive twin-bore tunnels make up less than a quarter of the route; in fact, Network Rail is laying more new track than Crossrail’s own contractors. Crossrail’s £2.3...

Tickets ready please

Transport for London (TfL) says customer satisfaction has risen since it started to close London Underground ticket offices, reaching its highest level since the Olympics. Around a quarter of stations are now operating without a ticket office. The process began...
Deep under the City of London as TBM Elizabeth broke into the eastern end of Liverpool Street Crossrail station, a tunneller waved to workers on the other side. Crossrail tunnelling is on track to be completed in the spring of...
Crossrail construction staff at Farringdon station were among the first to hear transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin’s startling announcement that a spur connecting Crossrail to the West Coast Main Line is being looked at by the DfT. The rail link will connect...
London Underground wants to involve more craftsmen and small to medium businesses as it progresses ambitious upgrades at 70 stations. Already LU has selected more than 20 contractors and three multi-discipline design firms to bring a new innovative and collaborative approach...
Crossrail’s operations director, Howard Smith, talks to Marc Johnson about where the project is going in 2014. Crossrail is a project in transition. As 2014 moves further forward, there will be fewer and fewer photographs of tunnel boring machines (TBMs) breaking into...

Hidden Crossrail makes comeback

The Crossrail project is rightly making headlines but a little known secret cross rail, deep below London, could be making a comeback. The London Post Office Railway – dubbed Mail Rail - still connects Whitechapel and Paddington. The six- mile...

Jubilee Joy

Once trailing in popularity, London Underground’s Jubilee line now tops the polls and has become London’s favourite tube service. One in four of those polled named it as their favourite line just ahead of the Victoria line at 19 per...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

https://issuu.com/railmedia/docs/railstaff-december-19

West Coast appointments

Christmas work