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COL (Crying Out Loud): Should you comfort someone?

COL (Crying Out Loud): Should you comfort someone?

I saw a young woman cry on the tube the other day and I couldn’t help but wonder why. Had she experienced a break up? The loss of a loved one? Or was it just one of those dreary days when even stepping on gum would stimulate tears? I was…

Tube strike called off as unions reach deal with London Underground after plans to close ticket offices

Tube strike called off as unions reach deal with London Underground after plans to close ticket offices

RMT and TSSA unions reached a deal with London Underground over controversial plans to close all Tube ticket offices and and cut 960 jobs . Therefore, the 48-hour strike action due to start tonight at 9pm has been called off. A TSSA spokesman said: “We have now agreed a process where…

Festive transport guide: Overground, Underground, rail and bus services over Christmas and New Years

Festive transport guide: Overground, Underground, rail and bus services over Christmas and New Years

Passengers travelling between December 23 and January 1 need to be aware of service changes and holiday hours affecting their journeys. Planned closures and disruptions to the London Overground, Tubes and bus and rail services will take place over the Christmas period, so TfL recommends that those intending to travel…

Partygoers rejoice: extension of tube hours to 2am

Partygoers rejoice: extension of tube hours to 2am

  TfL  announced plans, on January 30, to extend tube hours on Fridays and Saturdays to 2am, following the success of extending opening hours during the Olympics. But the  Overground will not be part of the plan. The extended hours will start with the Northern, Victoria and Jubilee lines in…

East London Line extension rapidly grows as commuter route

Filmed and edited by Praveen Sundaram and Mengdi Li.

London Overground braces itself for 100 million new journeys as demand for the service rockets

London Overground braces itself for 100 million new journeys as demand for the service rockets

The East London Line extension has “grown faster than anticipated” with nearly three and a half times more journeys made per week in 2011 than in 2007, according to a TfL report on the train operator. Nearly two million journeys were made on the line per week in September last…

Tube drivers set for Boxing Day strike

Tube drivers set for Boxing Day strike

Tube drivers have voted overwhelmingly to strike on Boxing Day, threatening travel chaos across the capital.…

Campaigners up and down over lift plans

Campaigners up and down over lift plans

Campaign groups have applauded plans to install a new lift at Tower Hill tube station, but say more needs to be done to make the underground accessible for disabled people.…

Displaced artists find home in old Tube station

Displaced artists find home in old Tube station

Ever since it was sold to a mystery bidder in February, a cloud of intrigue has surrounded the disused Shoreditch Tube station.…

Man convicted of taking ‘upskirt’ photos on Tube

Man convicted of taking ‘upskirt’ photos on Tube

A Croydon man has been ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register after being caught taking photos up women’s skirts on the London Underground trains.…

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