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Transport for London (TfL) - Articles and news items

First Elizabeth line trains welcomed into passenger service in east London and Essex

Rail industry news / 22 June 2017 /

Customers have been given their first chance to travel on the state-of-the-art trains that will serve the Elizabeth line when the new rail tunnels open through central London in December next year.

Elizabeth line trains undergo intense climatic testing

Rail industry news / 3 January 2017 /

Elizabeth line trains are currently undergoing climatic testing in preparation for a range of weather conditions ahead of passenger service.

Campaign group supports TfL’s bid to manage London’s suburban rail routes

Rail industry news / 14 October 2016 /

Campaign for Better Transport has given is backing to a bid that will see Transport for London (TfL) take over London’s suburban rail routes.

Mayor of London reiterates call for TfL to take control of Southern franchise

Rail industry news / 12 August 2016 /

Writing to the Transport Secretary, Sadiq Khan Mayor of London has repeated his call for Transport for London (TfL) to take control of GTR Southern franchise.

First Elizabeth line train runs on test track

Rail industry news / 8 August 2016 /

Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled the first Elizabeth line train as it took the test track at Bombardier Transportation’s facility in Derby.

TfL seeks contractor to build London Overground Barking Riverside extension

Rail industry news / 8 August 2016 /

Transport for London (TfL) has begun the process of appointing a contractor to build the Barking Riverside extension which will form part of London Overground.

London Overground concession awarded to Arriva

Rail industry news / 18 March 2016 /

Transport for London (TfL) has revealed it intends to award the new £1.5 billion London Overground concession to Arriva Rail London Limited.

Proposals announced to improve rail travel across London and the south east

Rail industry news / 21 January 2016 /

The Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL) have announced plans to improve regional rail travel across London and the south east.

Oyster and Contactless payment launched at Gatwick Airport

Rail industry news / 11 January 2016 /

Passengers travelling between Gatwick Airport and London can now travel using pay as you go Oyster and Contactless payment methods.

London Overground completes work to increase capacity by one quarter

Rail industry news / 6 January 2016 /

London Overground has completed work to increase capacity by lengthening trains from four carriages to five as part of a £320m investment programme.

Oyster and Contactless pay as you go ticketing extended to Gatwick Airport

Rail industry news / 10 November 2015 /

Rail Minister Claire Perry has announced an extension of Oyster and Contactless pay as you go ticketing on rail services between Gatwick Airport and London.

Public consultation for the new Crossrail 2 is launched

Rail industry news / 28 October 2015 /

A public consultation has been launched as the next step forward in the development of the new Crossrail 2, which could bring huge economic benefits across the UK. To help relieve the increasing pressure on London’s transport network, Crossrail 2 would serve central London through an underground tunnelled section, between Wimbledon and Tottenham Hale and […]