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
Roads in Tower Hamlets

Why a Smart car is like a stretch limo on Tower Hamlets roads

Tower Hamlets road users would find themselves with a case of agoraphobia if they were to venture to the Orkneys. For the group of Scottish islands has a commodious 49m of road per person. The London borough has just 0.9m. They represent the best and worst in the country, according to the Department of Transport. At 90cm per person – …

Giles BroadbentWhy a Smart car is like a stretch limo on Tower Hamlets roads
Work is nearing completion on the new station at Abbey Wood (Image: CROSSRAIL)

New pictures show how designers have put the wood into Abbey Wood station

A new station at Abbey Wood, on the Crossrail network , is coming together, piece by piece, an befitting its name, it has an impressive display of timber at its heart. The upgrade, by Network Rail and Crossrail, is reaching its final stages and will host Southeastern services later this year before the Elizabeth line opens in 2018. The station will act …

Giles BroadbentNew pictures show how designers have put the wood into Abbey Wood station
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
Preparations for a London Tunnel Run event in 2015 (Image: YouTube)

Racers cancel Surrey Quays tunnel run event

Residents of Surrey Quays can get some peace on Bank Holiday Sunday. A police crackdown on boy racers has forced the cancellation of a major tunnel run event. More than 1,000 souped-up cars were expected to descend on Rotherhithe and Blackwall – gathering at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre then heading through the tunnels. But after April’s event – which brought …

Giles BroadbentRacers cancel Surrey Quays tunnel run event

The annoying habits that drive Tube passenger mad

BBC’s new comedy show The Mash Report ran a spoof news report – a man from the North is treated like a terrorist for greeting Londoners, eventually forced to issue an apology from outside a police station for his excessive cordiality. What goes for London goes double for the Tube . Least in the streets, a garrulous A new YouGov poll has …

Giles BroadbentThe annoying habits that drive Tube passenger mad
Jupiter and Mercury Clippers on the Thames together for the first time

New Thames Clippers vessels enter service

Two new Thames Clippers are now working together on the thames. Jupiter began service on Thursday (August 17) after completing the 200 mile journey from the Wight Shipyard Co Ltd on the Isle of Wight to Clippers HQ at Trinity Buoy Wharf. She joined sister ship Mercury which was put to work on the Thames in June. MBNA Thames Clippers’ co-founder and …

Giles BroadbentNew Thames Clippers vessels enter service
Rail workers remove points at London Bridge as part of the Thameslink upgrade

DLR comes under pressure as trains avoid key stations

DLR stations serving south London are likely to be busy next week because of a knock-on from Network Rail works, says TfL. Southeastern Trains are not serving Charing Cross, Waterloo East or London Bridge because between Saturday, August 26, and Saturday, September 2, leaving thousands of people looking for alternatives. The pressure will transfer to Woolwich Arsenal, Greenwich and Lewisham …

Giles BroadbentDLR comes under pressure as trains avoid key stations