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London Underground Wifi Tracking: Here’s Everything We Learned From TfL’s Official Report

Earlier this year, Gizmodo UK scored ourselves a scoop, as we exclusively revealed some of the findings from last year’s wifi tracking trial, in which Transport for London analysed wifi data picked up from our phones as we travel on the London Underground - and was able to track our movements across the tube network. Read More >>

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Sucking The Tube Clean With Magnets And Hoovers

The underground is by all accounts, a filthy place. It may not be dangerous in its filth, but it could certainly do with a little clean. So TFL and London Mayor Sadiq Khan have announced that they're going to suck it clean with special vacuum cleaners and magnets. Read More >>

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It’s Official: The Bakerloo Is The Hottest London Underground Line

Ahhh, look at the lovely weather. It must be summer in London at last. Time to stroll through Hyde Park, stop for a drink at one of the capital’s countless drinking establishments… and then risk death by melting, by stepping on to an unbearably warm Tube. Read More >>

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Today in 1975, 43 People Died on the Northern Line

At 8.45am on the 28th of February 1975, hundreds of people were on their way to work on the Northern City Line, as the Highbury branch of the Northern Line was known at the time. Instead of smartphones and tablets, they were absorbed in the newspaper, perhaps reading about US President Gerald Ford's historic golf tournament that week, or the 35% pay rise coal miners had just received from the government. Read More >>

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Here’s What TfL Learned From Tracking Your Phone On the Tube

At the end of last year, between 21st November and 19th December, Transport for London carried out an intriguing trial: It was going to track your phone on the London Underground. Read More >>

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London’s Victoria Line Will Soon Have A Train Every 100 Seconds

Good news for anyone who has ever tried to squeeze on a Victoria Line train during the morning rush hour: Transport for London has figured out how to squeeze even more trains on to the tracks. Read More >>

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The Tube Heartbeat Map Pumps Life Into the Underground

Put your hands together for Oliver O’Brien. The UCL researcher (and major map geek) has used TfL data to build the Tube Heartbeat, a magnificent, animated, interactive map that shows the lines of the transport network swell and shrink as passenger numbers rise and fall throughout the day. Read More >>

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The Night Tube is Extending to the Jubilee Line on October 7th

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed when the next line will be joining London's Night Tube. Read More >>

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These Are the Hottest Platforms on London Underground

We all know that Londoners are a sensitive bunch, all too ready to kick off about pretty much anything, but the Underground has been a sweaty, stifling pit this week, thanks to a collar-wilting cocktail of cracking weather, a lack of air conditioning and the bodily heat of tens of thousands of commuters. Read More >>

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Steam Trains Will Temporarily Return to London Underground in September

You'll be able to ride steam trains on the London Underground for a couple of days this summer, as part of a sort-of-sad but also sort-of-cool initiative from the London Transport Museum, taking place on September 10-11. Read More >>

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London’s Cancelled Transport Projects (Or, Why Commuting in the Capital is Rubbish)

Until the mid-19th century, London was actually rather small by today’s standards. Hammersmith was still a sleepy country village, fields were to be found to the north of Great Russell Street, and the cities of Westminster and London were still identifiably separate. So taking the longview, since then London has exploded - hitting a population of around 9 million before WWII. Though the numbers fell after they soon started to rise again - with the population predicted to hit 11 million by 2050. And this raises an obvious question: How can London help everyone get around? Read More >>

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Holborn Station’s Escalators Will be Standing-Only For 6 Months

Following a successful trial towards the end of last year, TfL has announced that two of Holborn’s three escalators will be made standing-only for the next six months. From today, nobody will be allowed to walk up or down the 23.4m moving staircases, as TfL believes the measures will counteract station congestion. Read More >>

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Underwater Tunnel Entrance Has Been Opened in London for the First Time in 147 Years

The first underwater tunnel ever built opened in London in 1843, paving the way for cities everywhere to expand beneath rivers and oceans. Now, the tunnel’s grand entrance hall reopens to the public for the first time in 147 years. The underground event space is part of an engineering museum that celebrates the famous family who built the tunnel — and much of London. Read More >>

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These are the Worst London Underground Lines For Crime

The British Transport Police have released crime figures for London’s Tube network, and they show that you’re most likely to have your wallet/handbag/bottom pinched on the Central Line. It makes perfect sense, as the route is indicated by a red line on the Tube maps, and everyone knows that red means danger. Read More >>

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The Night Tube is Finally Back on Track (No, REALLY This Time)

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has finally accepted pay conditions for the Night Tube, meaning that the 24-hour London Underground service is back on the menu. 84% of its 10,000 members reportedly voted in favour of the offer, which has been described as a “fair deal”. Read More >>