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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. February 28, 2014

    London ‘ghost’ Tube station bought for housing

    One of London’s ‘ghost’ underground stations, used as a command centre during the second world war, has been sold for £53m...

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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...
  2. Rail and Metro 2013

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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 9, 2014

    Are London Tube strikes end of line for Boris Johnson’s popularity?

    At the peak of Boris Johnson’s popularity during the 2012 London Olympics, rapturous crowds chanted his name in Hyde Park....

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. FT Data

    February 5, 2014

    Tube strike factoids: 10 things to know

    (c) Getty Images By Henry Foy Ten things to know about the 48 hour London tube strike that began last night: 1. 3.4m people...

  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. Westminster Blog

    February 5, 2014

    Commuters channel London tube strike feelings through social media

    By Emily Cadman and Henry Foy Commuters in London are facing chaos on the way to work as RMT and TSSA unions strike against...

  9. February 4, 2014

    London Underground workers begin 48-hour strike

    London commuters are to face two days of travel chaos after last-minute efforts to head off a strike by London Underground...

  10. 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...

  11. January 23, 2014

    London mayor’s £30m for garden bridge draws criticism

    Boris Johnson has agreed to put £30m towards construction of a garden bridge across the Thames, sparking criticism that the...

  12. January 21, 2014

    Public Bicycle-Sharing Company wobbles into bankruptcy

    The Canadian company that runs the popular bike-sharing schemes in New York, London and Sydney has gone bankrupt, after two...

  13. January 20, 2014

    Crossrail to put pressure on West End facilities

    Upgraded population figures for London and the southeast will ramp up the pressure on the infrastructure of the West End as...

  14. January 16, 2014

    Race to capitalise on Boris green cab drive

    A trial fleet of “green” electric-powered taxis will take to London’s streets in March as manufacturers race to capitalise...

  15. January 14, 2014

    Capita regains congestion charge contract

    Capita, the company once loathed by motorists for implementing London’s congestion charge, has snatched back the contract it...

  16. 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...

  17. December 30, 2013

    TfL faces competing demands in making most of the Tube

    Revamping London’s historic network of Tube stations is an essential step if Transport for London is to realise its ambition...

  18. 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...

  19. December 26, 2013

    Crossrail project on track at midway stage

    The head of the £14.8bn Crossrail programme has warned of bigger challenges to come as the scheme to build an east-west rail...

  20. December 11, 2013

    Barclays to end sponsorship of London’s ‘Boris bike’ cycle scheme

    Barclays will drop its sponsorship of Boris Johnson’s flagship cycle hire scheme in 2015, three years earlier than expected....

  21. December 4, 2013

    Gatwick rail link funding approved

    Ministers have accepted recommendations by a body investigating Britain’s airports that could lead to significant...

  22. December 3, 2013

    Mayor curbs London transport fares rise

    Transport fares in London will rise by an average of 3.1 per cent from January. The rise – which London mayor Boris Johnson...

  23. Business Blog

    November 27, 2013

    Can Argos out-Amazon Amazon?

    Inside Britain's 'everything store'. Photo: Bloomberg A no-frills retailer offering a keenly priced range from AA batteries...

  24. November 22, 2013

    24hr party people

    New York’s all-night subway is as indispensable to its exceptionalist self-image as its glittering skyline and the...

  25. November 22, 2013

    For urban explorers, the Underground revolution is a bitter blow

    When Boris Johnson announced on Thursday that London will start running a weekend 24-hour Tube service in 2015, I found...

  26. October 28, 2013

    Taxpayers to lose out over ‘Crossrail effect’ on property values

    Taxpayers will claw back only a fraction of the rise in commercial property values related to a £14.8bn London rail route...

  27. October 27, 2013

    UK battens down hatches ahead of storm

    Widespread transport disruption is expected as Britain braces itself for what could be one of the most severe storms in...

  28. October 9, 2013

    MTR on track for Beijing rail deals

    MTR, the Hong Kong metro rail company, is holding discussions with Beijing about operating two lines in the Chinese capital,...

  29. September 29, 2013

    Inquiry finds flaws in Heathrow’s expansion plan

    Heathrow’s case for expansion is flawed because it has failed to account for how London’s roads and public transport will...

  30. September 26, 2013

    NY commuter travel app award goes to Citymapper

    A London-based smartphone app has been awarded top prize by the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority in a contest to find...

  31. September 20, 2013

    London mayor scuppers plans to terminate HS2 link before Euston

    The government has insisted Euston will remain the southern terminus of its proposed high-speed rail link between London and...

  32. September 17, 2013

    Newcastle drives ahead with case for bus reform

    On a drizzly autumn day in Newcastle, it is hard to avoid the buses swishing through the puddles, with liveries flashing...

  33. September 4, 2013

    ‘Unsafe’ lorries face £200 London fee in cycling safety drive

    Lorries lacking equipment to protect cyclists will face a daily £200 charge to enter London under plans announced by Boris...

  34. August 16, 2013

    Cars in the capital: on a road to nowhere?

    A horrifying thing occurred the other day. I found myself behind the wheel, driving around Hyde Park Corner. It has only...

  35. August 7, 2013

    High-speed orbital rail proposed for London

    A new high-speed “rail bagel” encircling London will become a priority for the capital as its population soars to 10m over...

  36. July 12, 2013

    London commuters rediscover joys of river travel

    Three weeks ago, Elspeth Burrage had a life-changing experience on the 7.50am from Putney – an epiphany that did not take...

  37. 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...

  38. June 25, 2013

    Four picked for Crossrail operator shortlist

    Four bidders have made the shortlist to run the trains on the UK’s newest rail line, including only two of the London-listed...

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