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  1. April 17, 2014

    Tube strike threat to London commuters

    London commuters face severe travel disruption in the coming weeks after the RMT union announced five days of strikes on the...

  2. March 11, 2014

    Charismatic union leader with a quick wit

    Bob Crow, the RMT transport union leader who has died aged 52, was the stand out figure of the UK’s trade union movement; a...

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  1. London and the World 2013

    With the capital’s population predicted to soar to 10m by 2031 and challenges from riv...
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  1. February 27, 2014

    London mayor Boris Johnson approves driverless Tube trains

    London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, has approved plans to order driverless trains for the Underground, prompting one of the...

  2. February 11, 2014

    Unions suspend London Underground strike action

    A second 48-hour strike on London Underground in as many weeks was called off on Tuesday after two unions agreed to hold...

  3. February 8, 2014

    Tube talks fail to avert further strike

    Talks aimed at averting a second 48-hour strike by London Underground workers failed on Friday, meaning the planned action...

  4. February 6, 2014

    London hit by second day of Tube strike

    Transport for London was running more Underground services on Thursday as Londoners faced a second disrupted commute to work...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    February 5, 2014

    London Underground strike hits London

    Ben Stansall/AFP Commuters take a bus in central London, on the first day of a strike by London Underground workers. Workers...

  6. FT Alphaville

    February 5, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Not All Forms of Wealth Are Equally Pernicious: The future does not belong to high...

  7. February 5, 2014

    Londoners struggle to work through Tube strike

    Most Londoners appear to have made it to work on the first day of a 48-hour Tube strike, according to Transport for London...

  8. February 3, 2014

    Mayor and unions at impasse as Londoners face Tube strike

    Boris Johnson has refused to bow to union leaders’ demands to delay planned job losses on the London Underground and hold...

  9. January 29, 2014

    Tesco and Waitrose expand into London Underground stations

    A wave of supermarket services will open in London Underground stations after the capital’s transport authority announced...

  10. January 27, 2014

    London commuters face co-ordinated Tube strike

    London’s Underground system is facing severe disruption next week after two transport unions said they would co-ordinate...

  11. January 10, 2014

    London Underground faces strike action

    London Underground was bracing itself for a strike by one of its unions after members voted for industrial action over plans...

  12. January 5, 2014

    Hong Kong Electric: power play

    When Li Ka-shing – one of one of the world’s most successful asset traders – sells anything, the question is always why. For...

  13. December 30, 2013

    London Tube plans grocery services at stations

    London Underground is throwing its stations open to greater commercial development as part of an overhaul of the world’s...

  14. November 21, 2013

    Amazon eyes gap as Tube’s 24-hour move signals end for ticket offices

    The mad dash for the Tube is to be a thing of the past. As of 2015 London will keep the Underground service running...

  15. September 13, 2013

    Victoria’s secret life as a beach

    London’s Victoria Station is getting a £700m upgrade that will open up one of the Underground’s most congested stations,...

  16. September 13, 2013

    London’s tunnellers struggle to stay on straight and narrow

    In a cramped, sweaty tunnel deep beneath Tottenham Court Road Underground station, workers are using handheld shovels to...

  17. July 10, 2013

    Mayor’s report calls for overhaul of London’s inner ring-road

    Parts of London’s main inner orbital roads would be rerouted through tunnels or roofed over to reunite communities severed...

  18. June 24, 2013

    Crossrail chief warns infrastructure schemes vital to skills base

    Britain’s construction skills base will be put at risk without a future flow of large-scale infrastructure projects, the...

  19. The A-List

    June 21, 2013

    The old Chinese model has run out of road

    Before the onset of the global financial crisis, China could be relied upon to export its way out of trouble. Year after...

  20. June 20, 2013

    Two bidders left in CBS Outdoor unit sale

    A sale of CBS Outdoor’s international arm could be completed in weeks with just two private equity bidders left in the...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    June 12, 2013

    Lego Tube map

    Geoff Caddick/PA A child examines the 2020 Tube map of the future, made entirely from Lego bricks, on display at London’s...

  22. June 11, 2013

    Boris Johnson urges investment as he unveils vision for London

    London needs investment in infrastructure, transport and housing if the city is to cope with a population approaching 10m by...

  23. May 27, 2013

    Advances in rail and metro transport pinned on technology

    Congestion is costing the world’s biggest cities billions of dollars a year and the problem will get worse with the...

  24. May 27, 2013

    Crossrail: East-west scheme set to lift capacity

    Deep below the streets of London, five giant machines are excavating the tunnels for the city’s newest underground railway,...

  25. March 12, 2013

    Light at the end of the tunnels

    From Paddington Station in the west to Canary Wharf in the east, more than 40 construction sites have sprung up across...

  26. March 1, 2013

    The legacy of the ‘ace caff’

    Gazing absent-mindedly at a series of posters at my local London Underground station, I come across a striking image. It is...

  27. February 21, 2013

    Former Virgin executive to head centre

    Will Whitehorn, a former senior Virgin Group executive, is to chair a government innovation centre being created to devise...

  28. February 17, 2013

    Race to put more WiFi hotspots on the map

    There is a joke that the only reason why customers visit a well-known coffee chain is for the free WiFi and toilets....

  29. February 17, 2013

    Second Crossrail line seen as vital for HS2

    London’s transport system would not be able to cope with extra traffic from the planned high-speed rail link with the north...

  30. January 11, 2013

    Underground fever

    I must go down to the Tube again, to the crowded underground,And all I ask is a tiny space where I can turn around;And a...

  31. January 10, 2013

    London celebrates 150 years on the Tube

    Clouds of steam and smoke will once again fill Baker Street station as London Underground, the world’s first underground...

  32. FT Data

    January 10, 2013

    London Underground superlatives: the oldest ... the largest?

    By Kate Allen. Interactive map by Callum Locke. The London Underground celebrates its much-publicised 150th birthday this...

  33. January 9, 2013

    London Underground’s 150th birthday

    Happy 150th birthday, London Underground. You are a remarkable monument to public transport, and to private enterprise. The...

  34. December 17, 2012

    Boxing day Tube strike set to go ahead

    A strike by drivers on London Underground on Boxing day looks set to go ahead after peace talks broke down on Monday. Aslef,...

  35. November 22, 2012

    Offline Battersea still generates a crackle

    Battersea Power Station has played an outsized role in London life. Perched imposingly on the south bank of the river...

  36. September 30, 2012

    FirstGroup chief aims to soothe fears

    It must be galling for Tim O’Toole, chief executive of FirstGroup, that two of the three defining episodes of his two-year...

  37. September 24, 2012

    Time Out abandons its cover price

    In the world of print publishing, free still means free. But it no longer has to mean cheap. On Tuesday, Time Out magazine –...

  38. August 31, 2012

    Real athletes with everything that implies

    It was one of those cool, cloudless mornings that are rare in London but come as harbingers of autumn in more emphatic...

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