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Thameslink Programme (Thameslink 2000)

A major (and severely delayed) upgrade to Thameslink, the north-south rail link through London. More destinations will be served and there will be a higher frequency. [more...]

Cross River Tram

New tram running from Camden and King's Cross to Euston, Holborn, Waterloo, Elephant & Castle and then to both Peckham and Brixton. [more...]

Crossrail

London's biggest project, Crossrail, is a new railway tunnel between Paddington & Whitechapel, enabling suburban trains to travel from Heathrow & Maidenhead to Canary Wharf, Shenfield & Abbey Wood. [more...]

King's Cross & St Pancras Upgrade

King's Cross tube station is undergoing reconstruction, the Thameslink station is being rebuilt and St Pancras is being upgraded as part of the CTRL project. [more...]

Crossrail 2

Complementary to Crossrail 1, this is a mainline tunnel from Clapham Junction via Victoria, Tottenham Ct Rd & King's Cross to undecided lines in the northeast. [more...]

Covent Garden access improvements

Congestion will be relieved at Covent Garden by opening up the James St frontage of the station building so that five new ticket barriers can be built. [more...]

Congestion charge

Changes are planned for the world's largest congestion charging scheme, including a price increase, expansion and smart vehicle tagging. [more...]

BCV (Bakerloo, Central & Victoria) Upgrade

Metronet, the private infrastructure company in charge of the Bakerloo, Central, Victoria and Waterloo & City lines, has pledged various upgrades. [more...]

JNP (Jubilee, Northern & Piccadilly) upgrade

Tube Lines, the private consortium in charge of maintaining these lines, has promised a series of upgrades. [more...]

Congestion Charge Western Extension

Extension of the congestion charge zone into Kensington & Chelsea to the west. [more...]

DLR western extension

An extremely early proposal for a DLR extension westwards from Bank (potentially to Charing Cross) has been floated. [more...]

Subsurface network (SSL) upgrade

3.1bn will be spent on new trains and signalling for the Circle, District, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines. [more...]

Crossrail 3

In addition to Crossrail 1 & 2, a third line has been mooted between Euston & Waterloo. [more...]

Marylebone extra platforms

Chiltern Railways built two extra platforms at London Marylebone to give a capacity increase, as part of their "Project Evergreen" upgrade plans. [more...]

Waterloo International Re-use

When Eurostar move from Waterloo to St Pancras in 2007, the vacated International station will be used by SWT trains. [more...]

City Tram

The Corporation of London has proposed a tram scheme from the southwest via the City to Islington and Hackney. [more...]

Victoria Underground station upgrade

Victoria Underground station will be rebuilt to accommodate greater passenger flows. [more...]

Euston redevelopment

A 1bn improvement and enlargement of Euston mainline station is planned, including Underground improvements. [more...]

Greenwich commuter river service

TfL is funding a trial commuter river service from Greenwich to Embankment via Canary Wharf and the City. [more...]

Vauxhall interchange

A new bus station with an adjusted road layout around the Vauxhall Cross is now complete. [more...]

Sloane Square improvements

Kensington & Chelsea are consulting on a redesign of Sloane Square to provide more pedestrian space. [more...]

Exhibition Road project

Exhibition Road will be redesigned as part of a 25m project to improve the ambience around the South Kensington institutions. [more...]

Routemaster heritage routes

Two heritage routes are operating using historic Routemaster buses in central London. [more...]

Bishop's Bridge Replacement

Bishop's Bridge, which carries the A4206 over the rail approach into Paddington and the Grand Union Canal's Paddington Arm, was replaced with a wider, stronger structure. [more...]

Oxford Street pedestrianisation & trams

A long-standing idea would see all vehicles removed from Oxford St except for trams. [more...]

Emissions-banded congestion charge

The congestion charge will be waived for the cleanest vehicles and raised to 25 per day for the most polluting, including those owned by charge zone residents. [more...]
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