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  1. August 21, 2014

    Tube strike hits London commuters

    London Underground shut parts of the Central line and all of the Waterloo and City line on Friday as train drivers took...

  2. August 6, 2014

    Rail industry reviews prospects for automated trains

    The rail industry has begun a review into using driverless technology to bring automated trains to Britain’s railways. Train...

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  1. July 1, 2014

    Tube power strike to go ahead

    Power control staff at London Underground are due to begin an eight-day strike on Tuesday evening after talks failed to...

  2. June 20, 2014

    ‘Crossrail of the North’ suggested to boost economic integration

    Lay a London Underground map on the north of England, and the length of the Central Line stretches from Manchester to Leeds....

  3. May 19, 2014

    Acas hosts talks to prevent bank holiday Tube strike

    Transport for London said it planned to run a normal service on the London Underground over the bank holiday weekend even if...

  4. May 9, 2014

    Cameron eyes threshold on union ballots in future Tory government

    A future Conservative government would introduce a threshold on union ballots for strikes in essential services, forcing...

  5. May 5, 2014

    Battle looms over driverless Tube trains

    The RMT union called off a three-day Tube strike over cuts to ticket office staff that was due to start on Monday but a much...

  6. May 5, 2014

    RMT union cancels three-day Tube strike

    The Rail, Maritime and Transport union has called off its three-day Tube strike over modernisation plans that was due to...

  7. May 4, 2014

    Last-ditch talks over Tube strike

    Fresh hopes for a break to the deadlock between the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and London Underground were raised on...

  8. April 30, 2014

    RMT union vows to go ahead with second Tube strike

    The RMT transport union said it had no plans to call off next week’s three-day Tube strike despite agreeing to join London...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    April 29, 2014

    Mind the gap

    Neil Hall/Reuters Commuters board an underground train at King’s Cross station in London. Millions of people faced transport...

  10. April 29, 2014

    RMT Tube strike disrupts Londoners’ commute

    Transport for London said half of Tube services were running and two-thirds of stations were open on Tuesday, the first full...

  11. April 28, 2014

    London Tube strike talks collapse

    Londoners are set to face significant disruption from 9.30pm on Monday after the collapse of last-ditch talks to avert a...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. FT Photo Diary

    February 5, 2014

    Buses packed as Tube 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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,...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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,...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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