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How TfL drivers are preparing for the introduction of automatic train operation

Open the doors, check the platform, close the doors and launch the train. This is the procedure for driving London Underground’s semi-automated S Stock...

New data reveals TfL gender pay gap is higher than national average

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...

4G mobile coverage on the London Underground from 2019

Transport for London (TfL) is to launch a tender for a service provider to deliver 4G mobile coverage on the Tube from 2019 next...

Emergency services test their response to a major incident on the Tube

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,...

Autumn Budget 2017: what does it mean for the rail industry?

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...

New-look Bond Street station unveiled

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...

Lessons learnt from the King’s Cross fire

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...

In focus: London Overground’s Barking Riverside Extension

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...

‘Tyne and Wear Metro fleet problems are becoming more of a concern’

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...

Iron: Man pulled out the ground to make way for metro extension

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,...

Night Tube exceeds expected passenger numbers by 15%

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...

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...

White Walkers patrol King’s Cross station to mark premiere of new Game of Thrones season

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...

Inside the Northern line extension

When the second phase of Battersea Power Station was completed in the 1950s - giving the building its iconic four chimneys - the site...

SPT awards contract to refurbish two Glasgow subway stations

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...

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...

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...

Crossrail – Scratching the Surface

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...