New analysis shows that pay as you go with mobile on the Tube now more popular than before the pandemic

More people are using contactless via a mobile phone or smart watch to travel on the London Underground than they were prior to the pandemic, new analysis by Transport for London (TfL) has revealed. The new figures show that in a...

Next milestone in the Bank station upgrade is completed, with the opening of another new interchange route

Customers using Bank station now have another new interchange route designed to make journeys quicker and easier with the opening of two new 100-metre moving walkways and three new escalators between the Northern and Central lines.    The opening of the...

Special comic book celebrates the roles of frontline Tyne and Wear Metro workers

A specially stylised comic book has been published to celebrate the work of frontline staff on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Local artist Mike Duckett drew the 40-page comic – titled ‘Some people call us checkies’ - for the ‘everyday...

Bond Street’s new Elizabeth line station to open next week

Final preparations are underway at Bond Street Elizabeth line station ahead of the station opening to customers next week. The new station is set to further radically improve travel across London and the South East by providing a new...

Localised road closure of Sedgley Road East as new bridge installed for Metro extension

A short section of Sedgley Road East in Tipton will close temporarily to vehicular traffic from Monday 24 October as work to install a purpose-built bridge for the anticipated Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro route gets underway. Those traveling along...

Last of 27 new Metrolink tram arrives as part of £72m network investment

Metrolink has been boosted by the arrival of the last of 27 new trams, as part of a £72m investment in the network. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation UK – now Alstom – and...

Tyne and Wear Metro’s oldest ever driver bids an emotional farewell to the job at 75

The Tyne and Wear Metro’s oldest ever driver has taken a well-earned retirement aged 75, after clocking up more than 40 years of service and carrying millions of passengers on his trains. Richard Neesham has bid an emotional farewell to...

Full size replica of new Metro train goes on display at the Stephenson Steam Railway

A full-sized replica of the new Tyne and Wear Metro train has gone on public display for the very first time. The detailed cab mock-up is being exhibited at the Stephenson Steam Railway in North Tyneside. It will give visitors of...

Take the kids for free summer fun on Tyne and Wear Metro

Family days out this summer and beyond are more affordable than ever, with free travel for children all day, every day on Tyne and Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry. Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel...

Metro drivers prepare for new trains on state-of-the-art simulator

A state-of-the-art simulator will offer Metro drivers a fully immersive training experience as they countdown to the new trains arriving. The fully sized replica of the new Metro train cab has been installed at the Nexus Learning Centre in South...

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DfT publishes funding plans for Control Period 7

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published the High-Level Output Specification (HLOS) and Statement of Funds Available (SoFA) for...