Topic: London

A London bridge is falling down

A summer of possession is just a month away. What may appear to rail users as the mouth to the tunnel under Hackney Downs is actually a road overbridge. It’s that road element that has...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Wild appointment for new HS2 CEO

Britain’s highest-profile railway project has a new man in the driving seat. Mark Wild has filled the vacancy as chief executive for the massive HS2 high-speed rail project. The new CEO has a track record...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Virgin return to West Coast in UK

You wait forever for an open access operator on the West Coast Main Line, then two come along at once. Hot on the tail lights of FirstGroup’s Lumo, here comes Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
CCTV image of Lumo train seeding through Peterborough station

Lumo plans London to Manchester and Rochdale

There is a big blue success story coming to Manchester. It’s not another Premiership title for City. The open access passenger train operator Lumo has revealed plans to operate a service from Rochdale to London....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Scotland to England by train, not plane

UK public sector travel has moved in favour of trains, not planes, says a new report. Travel between the seats of government in Scotland and London is now marginally in favour of rail. The findings...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

London – Stirling go-ahead for Grand Union

An open-access service has finally been given the green light. Grand Union Trains, an ambitious would-be operator, has made it third time lucky with their proposals to run direct services between London and Stirling. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

London Overground name game is nothing new

All change. Londoners have only really just become familiar with the Overground, the bright orange addition to their enviable public transport network. The uniformly branded Overground is a collection of surface rail services, adopted by...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton