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Archive News

The following items previously appeared on the News section of the London Transport Portal:


  • 11 September – The Waterloo & City line has now reopened following a five-month closure for a major upgrade by Metronet.
  • 15 September – Construction is now underway on the new Hammersmith & City line White City station, which will form part of a major new transport hub at White City.
  • 17 SeptemberPiccadilly line services to Heathrow Terminal 4 (T4) station resumed service on the morning of Sunday 17 September, signalling the latest milestone in the project to extend the line to Heathrow Terminal 5 (T5).
  • 27 September – The Central line was named as the best rail link in London at the National Rail Awards, held in the capital earlier this month.
  • 6 October – The Docklands Light Railway London City Airport DLR station has scooped the Community Rail Award for best 'Local Transport Integration Project'.
  • 7 November – 40 years for Jubilee line bomb plotter, terror plotter Dhiren Barot told he must serve at least 40 years for bomb plans.
  • 17 November – Work begins on the new DLR station at Langdon Park.
  • 20 NovemberWood Lane and Shepherd's Bush Market to join Tube map.
  • 30 November – The Piccadilly line is 100 years old on 15 December. To celebrate the centenary of one of the Tube's most well-loved lines, London Underground (LU) is planning a series of events.
  • 4 December – Londoners are once again set to benefit from free travel this New Year's Eve, thanks to a deal announced today by Transport for London (TfL).
  • 5 December – Eleven stations currently managed by Silverlink Metro will become the responsibility of LUL when the North London Railway transfers to TfL next November.
  • 5 December – Docklands Light Railway (DLR), part of Transport for London, has scooped the London Planning Award for 'Best Public Sector Planning Organisation'.
  • 6 December – TfL Commissioner reveals plans to upgrade Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
  • 6 December – Metronet Rail today unveiled the look of new air-conditioned Tube trains, which will run on four of the 12 lines on the London Underground.
  • 7 December – On 10 December, the stretch of the North London line from Stratford to Canning Town will close in order for its conversion to DLR operation.
  • 8 December – Annual Tube Christmas alcohol safety campaign launches, London Underground and British Transport Police today officially launched its annual Christmas alcohol safety campaign.
  • 11 December – The project to extend the Docklands Light Railway to Stratford International reached a major milestone, with part of the North London line transferring to DLR.
  • 13 December – An extra public exhibition is being held today as part of the consultation on route options for the extension of Croydon Tramlink to Crystal Palace.


  • 15 JanuaryKen Livingstone and Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy today opened a newly improved Finsbury Park Transport Interchange, one of the busiest stations outside of central London.
  • 17 January – The London Underground has become the first public body to join the Ethical Trading Initiative.
  • 22 March – The new Transport for London website has launched.
  • 26 March – Ford joins London campaign to reduce the number of cyclists injured in collisions with HGVs.
  • 28 March – Transport for London (TfL) today revealed that over the last year London Underground (LU) carried one billion passengers for the first time in its 144-year history.
  • 3 April – New-style Bus Saver tickets are now on sale after the tickets had to have a complete make-over to help combat the biggest counterfeit operation ever seen on the capital’s transport system.
  • 4 April – Transport for London revealed that during 2006, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) carried more than 60 million people, a first in its 20 years in operation.
  • 12 June – Faster, cheaper, easier Oyster ticketing has led to a massive reduction in tickets sold at stations, heralding changes in the way some Tube stations will be operated and passengers cared for, London Underground (LU) said today.
  • 11 April – This year’s annual taxi fare revision has been held down below the rate of inflation.
  • 30 September – Transport for London has announced that fares on buses will be 10p cheaper using Oyster so down to 90p. This is being funded by revenues from other public transportation, with no increase in costs.
  • 27 November – Visitors to the Bond Street area will be able to find their way around with ease from today (27 November), thanks to a new system of pedestrian information called Legible London.
  • 6 December – Transport for London (TfL) is bringing Congestion Charge penalties into line with the rate of penalties issued by London Boroughs for traffic and parking offences.
  • 9 DecemberSt. Pancras International low-level station has opened. First Capital Connect will serve this station.
  • 10 December – A new station on the Docklands Light Railway was opened today at Langdon Park, Tower Hamlets, providing better access throughout London's public transport network for thousands of residents.
  • 27 DecemberTransport for London revealed today that Friday 7 December 2007 was the busiest day on the Tube ever.
  • 31 December – The New Year will see a single fares freeze on buses, the Tube, Docklands Light Railway and trams.


  • 15 January – With the start of the Low Emission Zone on 4 February, Transport for London (TfL) today reminded operators with vehicles that don't meet Low Emission Zone standards to make sure that they have taken all reasonable steps to comply, for example, by fitting their vehicles with emissions abatement equipment.
  • 21 January – The London Low Emission Zone, which aims to reduce harmful emissions from the most polluting diesel-engined lorries, coaches, and buses goes live on Monday 4 February.
  • 21 January – Bombardier To Supply 24 Diesel Multiple Unit Cars To Angel Trains In 44 Million Euro Contract For The UK.
  • 2 FebruaryShepherd's Bush underground station on the Central line closes for eight months of rebuilding and refurbishment works including the reconstruction of the surface building and replacement of escalators.
  • 16 February – Last District line train to be refurbished carries passengers for the last time today (15 February 2008).
  • 18 February – Fifth Anniversary of Congestion Charge that changed transport policy across the world. Today (17 February) is the fifth anniversary of the central London Congestion Charge.
  • 13 March – The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has given the Capital its first glimpse of an improved Docklands Light Railway service that will form a central part of the transport infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
  • 17 MarchTransport for London has announced that it is to take over running Tramlink in order to reduce costs, have better integration and focus more on investment.
  • 18 March – TfL will be running up to 16 buses an hour to serve the new Heathrow Terminal 5. The changes to the TfL bus service will be introduced on Saturday 22 March in readiness for the opening of Terminal 5 on 27 March.
  • 31 March – A giant 350-tonne bridge has been lowered into place by a crane for the East London Line extension through Shoreditch.
  • 29 May – A bridge for the East London Line extension collapses over tracks near Liverpool Street station, halting trains. An enquiry is underway.
  • 1 June – A ban on the consumption of alcohol on the Underground leads to the closure of six stations when protests got out of hand.
  • 30 June – Giant cinema-style screens to beam movie trailers and advertising to Tube passengers
  • 2 July – Twickenham Bridge celebrates its 75th anniversary on the 3rd of July.
  • 4 July – TfL announces a competition for designing a new iconic bus for London, to be based on the Routemaster.
  • 7 July – The second phase of the London Low Emission Zone begins, affecting buses and coaches, and lorries over 3.5 tonnes. New emission standards are set and a 28 day warning is given to vehicles that do not comply.
  • 28 SeptemberShepherd's Bush station on the West London Line opens, adding a new station to the London Overground service.
  • 5 OctoberShepherd's Bush Underground station on the Central line reopens after major rebuilding works.
  • 12 OctoberWood Lane Underground station on the Hammersmith & City line opens to serve the forthcoming Westfield London shopping centre.
  • 12 October – Shepherd's Bush Underground station on the Hammersmith & City line is renamed Shepherd's Bush Market to distinguish it from the Central line and London Overground stations of the same name.