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M25 West widening

Widening of the M25 between the M4 (J15) and the M3 (J12) (Heathrow section) to give it 6 lanes in each direction. [more...]

A206 Thames Road upgrade

The last single carriageway section of the main route between Woolwich and the M25 will be dualled. [more...]

Greenwich commuter river service

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

M25 South Mimms improvements

Slip roads onto the roundabout at South Mimms have been widened from two to three lanes. [more...]

Finsbury Park improvements

A partnership between boroughs and transport authorities saw improvements to the ambience of Finsbury Park, including new ticketing and cycle-parking facilities. [more...]

Low Emission Zone

A Low Emission Zone means charging vehicles not meeting minimum emissions standards for entering Greater London. [more...]

Chiltern platform extensions

Chiltern Railways extended some platforms on its route to accomodate longer trains. [more...]

Chiltern Railways Wembley depot

A new 20m depot at Wembley has been built as part of Chiltern's franchise commitment and will house its expanding fleet. [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...]

Tamworth Road (Centrale) tram stop

A new tram stop for the Centrale retail development in Croydon is now open. [more...]

Vauxhall interchange

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

Wembley stations' modernisation

Wembley Park station has been enlarged in connection with the new Wembley Stadium which is due to open in 2007; improvements also took place at Wembley Central and Wembley Stadium stations. [more...]

Congestion charge

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

Ashburton Grove Stadium

Arsenal FC have built a new stadium at Ashburton Grove, Highbury (the Emirates Stadium), requiring improvements to the public transport network surrounding it. [more...]

Stratford to Stansted and Hertford

Services from Stratford to Stansted Airport and to Hertford East began in December 2005. [more...]

Heathrow Connect

BAA is in a joint venture with First Great Western to provide local trains from Paddington to Heathrow stopping at suburban stations. [more...]

DLR to City Airport

New branch from Canning Town to North Woolwich via the riverside, including Silvertown and City Airport. [more...]

Routemaster heritage routes

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

Congestion Charge Western Extension

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

Channel Tunnel Rail Link

True high-speed link from the Channel Tunnel to new international station at St Pancras. Eurostar services now use the link, with high-speed domestic services to Kent due in 2009. [more...]

Blackwall Tunnel refurbishment

Safety in the 108-year-old northbound Blackwall Tunnel will be improved during a proposed refurbishment, following completion of current southbound refurbishment [more...]

DLR to Woolwich

The City Airport DLR branch will further be extended under the river to Woolwich Arsenal station. [more...]

Stratford DLR station upgrade

The existing single-platform Stratford DLR station is being rebuilt with two platforms. [more...]

Overground Network

A TfL branding exercise on high-frequency suburban lines to encourage turn-up-and-go usage. [more...]

Fuel cell bus trial

London Buses have successfully trialled 3 hydrogen fuel cell buses on central London's route RV1. [more...]

London Cycle Network

A 900km network of cycle routes with measures to give cyclists priority and/or safety is being realised across London. [more...]

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...]

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...]

Heathrow Terminal 5

A new airport terminal on the former sewage works at Perry Oaks, along with associated road junction on M25 and rail and Underground links. [more...]

JNP (Jubilee, Northern & Piccadilly) upgrade

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

Langdon Park DLR Station

A new DLR station will serve the Langdon Park estate between All Saints and Devons Road. [more...]

Ebbsfleet International

Ebbsfleet International is a new station a few miles outside the M25 in Kent, on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, which will have a 15 min journey time to St Pancras. [more...]

London Overground & Orbirail

TfL will take over and improve several North London railway lines including the North London Line to create a "London Overground" franchise, eventually providing a range of orbital railway services through inner London. [more...]

East London Line Extensions

Connections from the East London Line onto the National Rail network at both ends using disused railway alignments will permit orbital services from Highbury to Clapham Junction, Crystal Palace and Croydon. [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...]

Countdown & iBus

The existing Countdown system, which tracks buses and relays arrival information to bus stops, is being replaced with a GPS-based system called iBus. [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...]

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...]

Leamouth Bridge

A new footbridge will link the redeveloped Leamouth peninsula to Canning Town station. [more...]

M1 widening

The M1 will be widened to four lanes between the M25 (J6A) and Milton Keynes South (J13) in two stages, starting with the M25 to Luton (J10). [more...]

Park Royal Central Line station

A Central Line station will provided at Park Royal for interchange with the Piccadilly line and to serve new developments. [more...]

Greenwich Waterfront Transit

A segregated high-quality bus route between Greenwich / North Greenwich, Thamesmead and Abbey Wood. [more...]


A variety of service enhancements are proposed for the Olympics in London in 2012. [more...]

Walthamstow Central - Queens Road interchange

A new pedestrian route will link nearby Central and Queen's Road stations in Walthamstow. [more...]

Canal improvements

New canal facilities will be constructed in north and west London along with improvement of existing facilities through dredging, in order to aid freight transport. [more...]

Imperial Wharf Station

Developers St George will provide a new station on the West London Line at Chelsea Harbour as part of their Imperial Wharf development [more...]

Victoria Underground station upgrade

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

DLR to Stratford International

To serve the new international station at Stratford, the DLR would take over North London Line services between Canning Town and Stratford. [more...]

DLR Capacity Enhancement

The Bank to Lewisham route will be upgraded to take 3-unit trains instead of the current 2-unit trains, involving viaduct strengthening and platform extensions. A similar upgrade for the Stratford & Beckton routes will follow. [more...]

Deptford station redevelopment

Deptford station will be redeveloped as part of a mixed-use regeneration project. [more...]

East London Transit

A segregated high-quality bus scheme is proposed for the eastern centres of Barking and Romford. [more...]


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...]

White City & Shepherd's Bush

A new development at White City will include a new Tube station, a National Rail station for Shepherd's Bush, a bus station and associated improvements. [more...]

Thames Gateway Bridge

A new bridge with 2 lanes in each direction for private vehicles, a cycle/footway and two public transport lanes, from Beckton across the Thames to Thamesmead. [more...]

Fulham Road (Stamford Bridge) Station

Chelsea Village PLC want to build a station on the West London Line to serve Chelsea FC's football stadium at Stamford Bridge. [more...]

Battersea Power Station development

Redevelopment of Battersea Power Station will require transport enhancements, particularly to Battersea Park station. [more...]

Croxley Link

A minor connection between Croxley LU and the disused Croxley Green rail branch would allow Met trains into Watford High St and Junction. [more...]

Sloane Square improvements

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

M25 four-lane widening

The majority of remaining 3-lane sections of the M25 would be widened under a 1.6bn scheme proposed to start in 2006. [more...]

DLR to Dagenham Dock

An extension from Gallions Reach through the Barking Reach development site to Dagenham Dock station. [more...]

A406 Improvements

Plans to grade-separate the remaining sections of the North Circular with flat junctions - Henlys Corner, Bounds Green & Golders Green Rd - have been dropped in favour of smaller improvement schemes. [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...]

Tramlink to Sutton and Mitcham

Two new routes on the Croydon tram network are proposed; Sutton to Tooting via Mitcham and Sutton to Wimbledon via the current rail route. [more...]

Tramlink to Crystal Palace

A fairly short spur would take Tramlink from Harrington Road and Birkbeck via Anerley to Crystal Palace station. [more...]

Tramlink to Streatham & Purley

A north-south route from Purley via Croydon to Streatham is being considered for Tramlink. [more...]

West Hampstead Interchange

Chiltern Railways are proposing a redevelopment of West Hampstead, with new Chiltern & Metropolitan platforms and a direct mezzanine link between platforms. [more...]

Euston redevelopment

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

Stratford City development

A large redevelopment of the 180ha former railway land site, centered on Stratford International station, would see various transport improvements put into place. [more...]

Brent Cross redevelopment and new station

Redevelopment of the area to the north and south of Staples Corner will result in a new town centre with a high quality bus corridor and new railway station. [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...]

Eastfields Station

Various bodies wish to see a new station built between Streatham and Mitcham Junction, to cover a "hole" served by no railway stations. [more...]

Tufnell Park GOBLIN station

Islington Council & the LTUC propose a reinstated station on the Gospel Oak - Barking line, which passes very close to Tufnell Park Northern Line station. [more...]

Jubilee Line to Thamesmead

The Jubilee Line extension was constructed to allow a branch from North Greenwich to serve Thamesmead. [more...]

Leyton Bakers Arms station

The rail users' group for the Barking - Gospel Oak line want to see Leyton (Bakers Arms) station on Lea Bridge Road reopened. [more...]

M4 Route Management Strategy

This Highways Agency plan aims to improve the M4 - in London it is considering various strategies including extending the bus lane or tolls. [more...]

Crossrail 3

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

c2c Barking Reach stations

Two new stations are proposed to serve riverside developments in Barking and Dagenham on the c2c line. [more...]

Victoria Line to Northumberland Park

A one-stop branch from Seven Sisters to Northumberland Park would be possible. [more...]

High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes

A pilot scheme to trial motorway lanes dedicated to cars with 2 or more occupants in the morning rush hour. [more...]

Air conditioned Tube

Air conditioning will be introduced on the sub-surface lines, with a novel air-cooling system to be trialled on the deep tube lines. [more...]

North London Tram

TfL are investigating proposals for a tram in the boroughs of Haringey and Enfield. [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...]

Brockley high level platforms

Hackney's East London Line Group and the LTUC want to see interchange platforms provided on the Nunhead-Lewisham line at Brockley. [more...]

Chiswick Business Park

This is a large office park development off Chiswick High Road; some small-scale transport improvements are planned. [more...]

High Speed Rail to the North

A TGV-style line would take advantage of Britain's linear geography by connecting major cities between London and Edinburgh/Glasgow with 220mph lines. [more...]

Silvertown Link

A river crossing is proposed from West Silvertown to North Greenwich, to supplement the Blackwall crossing. [more...]

Bakerloo Line extension to Camberwell

A long-planned southern extension of the Bakerloo line could take it to Camberwell and beyond. [more...]

City Tram

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

Camberwell & Walworth stations

The inner London areas of Camberwell and Walworth lost their rail service in 1916 and never got it back. Plans exist to rebuild two stations to serve them. [more...]

York Way Station

A station could be constructed on the North London Line at York Way, to serve the King's Cross railway land development. Interchange could be possible with the Tube by reopening the long-disused York Road Piccadilly Line station. [more...]

Clapham Junction congestion relief

A third entrance to Clapham Junction station, on St John's Hill, would relieve overcrowding and accommodate future growth if the East London Line arrives here. [more...]

West Croydon improvements

An additional entrance at West Croydon station could improve interchange to tram and bus services. [more...]

Battersea Reach Bridge

A cycle and footbridge has been proposed across the Thames from Chelsea Harbour to Battersea, adjacent to the West London Line rail bridge. [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...]

Heathrow congestion charge

Congestion charging is being considered at Heathrow to raise money for public transport improvements and reduce emissions. [more...]

Heathrow third runway

Despite construction of Terminal 5, further long-term growth at Heathrow would require extra runway capacity. [more...]

National road user charging

The DfT is investigating a satellite-based scheme which charges motorists based on the time of day they drive and the roads they drive on. [more...]

Cross-South London rail

This proposal envisages new rail services from Dartford via Sidcup, Lewisham and Peckham to Clapham Junction. [more...]

Thameslink new northern stations

New stations are proposed for Thameslink to serve new developments at Napsbury (London Colney), Luton North, Elstow (south Bedford) and Bedford North. [more...]

Lower Thames Crossing

A multimodal river crossing between Canvey Island, Essex and the Medway Towns, Kent has been proposed by various groups. [more...]

Luton Airport expansion

The operators of Luton Airport have proposed an additional, full-length runway and two new terminals. [more...]

Stansted second runway

Both the government and BAA have proposed a new runway and terminal at Stansted to increase capacity at London airports. [more...]

Heathrow Personal Rapid Transit

Heathrow operators BAA want to introduce a personal rapid transit system to link car parks to terminals. [more...]

Night Tube

Underground services will run 30 minutes later on Fridays and Saturdays, but will start an hour later on Saturday mornings from late May 2007 [more...]


A new tunnel would connect Heathrow to the railway between Staines & Wraysbury, enabling local services to south west London, Surrey and Waterloo, and longer-distance services to Hampshire. [more...]

Hackney stations interchange

Improvements are being investigated by TfL Rail to the interchange between Hackney Downs and Hackney Central stations. [more...]

DLR western extension

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

Oxford Street pedestrianisation & trams

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

London Rail Authority

TfL wishes to take administrative control of London surburban services in order to specify higher standards and develop a fully integrated transport system. [more...]

DLR to Catford

DLR are carrying out a feasibility study on a southward extension from Lewisham to Catford. [more...]

Camden Town Redevelopment

A controversial redevelopment is proposed to relieve pressure on this busy station which already sees Sunday crowd control closures. [more...]

Trams to Kingston & M25

The South London Partnership lobbied for additional tram routes in South London including routes from Kingston to Sutton and the M25. [more...]

West London Transit

A tram running along the Uxbridge Road between Uxbridge and Shepherd's Bush. [more...] [list all projects | about | links of interest]