A new London Tube station 'Pleaockfosters' mystery has been solved as simple case of a sign malfunction.Read the full story ›
A kitten, thought to be around four weeks old, is being looked after by the Blue Cross charity after being found on Monday on an Underground train. The cat, who has been named Victoria, had to be cleaned up because she was covered in a sticky substance.
She will now be transferred to the charity's rehoming centre in Oxfordshire.
Conservatives on the London Assembly are investigating ways to put a freeze on rising tube fares.
Amongst other ideas, they have come up a plan to allow tube stations to be sponsored.
Could we soon be seeing Brand Beckham at Victoria, and Russell Hobbs at Russell Square? Tom Barton has been to investigate.
Transport for London has said that renaming Tube stations to suit sponsors would be very costly because of the number of signs and maps on the network. TFL added that it already is bringing in £3.4bn in commercial revenue over the next few years which will be invested on transport.
“The Mayor has in the past ruled out the renaming of stations, largely due to the cost of changing the thousands of signs and maps across the network. We already do deals short of actually renaming stations or lines, including giving over whole stations like Canary Wharf to advertising by one organisation.
“Every penny of this and our other revenue goes towards keeping fares as low as possible, while improving transport and supporting jobs and growth across the UK.”
The Conservative group on the London Assembly has suggested Tube stations could be sponsored. Tom Barton has some ideas on their new names.Read the full story ›
The Conservative group on the London Assembly has released a report suggesting Tube stations or Tube lines should be sponsored. They say the extra income from sponsorship could allow fares to be frozen.
It would mean that stations would have their names changed by adding a brand name. The Conservatives carried out a poll which found that 74% of Londoners believe Transport for London should expand sponsorship if it was used to cut or reduce fares.
The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was given a special gift by London Underground's Howard Collins.
The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cambridge visited Baker Street to mark the 150th anniversary of the Underground. They met Tube staff, spoke to Sherlock Holmes and unveiled a plaque on a train.