Crowded platforms on the London Underground (Image: Getty)

Why Sadiq Khan has to put a lid on the Tube

There is no money tree. You rob Peter to pay Paul. That’s what London Mayor Sadiq Khan knows. At least now he does. He’s having to square his Tube fares freeze with his plans for expansion and coming up short.

Giles BroadbentWhy Sadiq Khan has to put a lid on the Tube

Travel the full Elizabeth line – virtually

The Elizabeth line, connecting East London to West is now complete – allowing for construction trains to travel from one end to the other. VIPs, including Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling, helped set the final rail clips in place at the new Whitechapel station on Thursday (September 14). With the track fully laid, the £14.8billion project has entered …

Giles BroadbentTravel the full Elizabeth line – virtually
The Silver Building (Image: Luke O'Donovan)

Silver lining for derelict building earmarked for creative hub

The Silver Building was built more than 50 years for British Oil and Cake Mills and sits in the sliver of land between Britannia Village and the Thames, a space which still has remnants of traditional east London industry. However, the building will join other factories and office buildings, such as the nearby Millennium Mills in the march towards a …

Giles BroadbentSilver lining for derelict building earmarked for creative hub
Artist's impression of Silvertown Tunnel

Air quality campaigners renew calls to scrap Silvertown Tunnel

Friends of the Earth has made fresh calls for the Silvertown Tunnel to be scrapped after a new assessment revealed that air pollution levels would be made worse by the tunnel. The original tests for Transport for London failed to take into account the Government’s recent Air Quality Plan which was forced by the courts to use more realistic assumptions …

Giles BroadbentAir quality campaigners renew calls to scrap Silvertown Tunnel
Artist's impression of a road bridge at Gallions Reach

Newham mayor renews calls for road bridge at Gallions Reach

The Mayor of Newham has used the abandonment of the Garden Bridge project to renew his call for a road bridge at Gallions Reach. Sir Robin Wales welcomed the decision by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to withdraw funding guarantees for the controversial central London link. Following his decision, and a damning independent review, the Garden Bridge Trust wound up the …

Maxwell RyanNewham mayor renews calls for road bridge at Gallions Reach
Crossrail escalators at Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf gets an extra burst of escalator speed

Canary Wharf people move faster than the rest London. It’s a conclusion that can be made from observation at the Waitrose Self Service tills – and soon it will be built into the fabric of Crossrail. The escalators at Elizabeth line stations will all travel at 0.5 metres per second. Except in Canary Wharf where they will hit 0.75 metres …

Giles BroadbentCanary Wharf gets an extra burst of escalator speed