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Hainault ‘stabbing’ LIVE: ‘Knifeman on loose’ after London Underground station attack | UK | News

Hainault ‘stabbing’ LIVE: ‘Knifeman on loose’ after London Underground station attack | UK | News

Police have scrambled to a London Underground station following reports of a stabbing. The attacker is reportedly on the loose after the incident at Hainault Tube station in east London this morning. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video in our live blog below. For the latest news and breaking news visit: /news Stay up to date with all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow our social media accounts here on facebook.com/DailyExpress and @daily_express Source link

London travel chaos as woman in wheelchair ‘trapped on train’ after TfL blunder | UK | News

London travel chaos as woman in wheelchair ‘trapped on train’ after TfL blunder | UK | News

A wheelchair-bound woman was left “trapped” on an empty train in London while waiting for staff to get a ramp for her. Katie Pennick, an activist advocating for a transport system for all, was unable to get off the train at Highbury and Islington Station’s London Overground on Thursday evening. The video that has been circulating shows Ms Pennick seeking help as she repeatedly screams “can someone help me to get off the train.” Posting on X, formerly known as Twitter, she wrote: “POV (point of view): you’re a wheelchair user and the staff haven’t turned up with a ramp, so you’re trapped on an empty train. The emergency alarm is out of my reach so I have to rely on my shouting skills. “How would you feel if there was a risk of this happening every time you use the train?” During the video, she shared that she was the only one left inside the train while waiting for help. She said: “The train has pulled in at Highbury and Islington. The ramp hasn’t …

London Underground driver reveals what job is really like – secret codes to toilet breaks | UK | News

London Underground driver reveals what job is really like – secret codes to toilet breaks | UK | News

From toilet breaks to secret codes a London Underground driver has revealed what her job is really like. The woman filmed a “pretty standard day” working on the tube. As she began her shift she told viewers: “See if you can guess what I’m talking about.” She said: “Today I started at 6.06am and I had to bring one out the yard, then I went up the cross to Barnet and then down to Battersea where I had about six minutes to take a quick PNR and change ends. “I checked the DMI and I had about two minutes until my train was due out.” PNR means physical needs relief, while DMI means Dot Matrix Indicator, the display showing the times of the next trains. She said the job was perfect for those who like working alone adding she “only spoke to two people” in her whole shift. The tube worker added: “My next trip was up to Mill Hill East, I only had four minutes for another PNR, I headed down to East Finchley where I …

London Underground map to be updated as six lines given brand new names and colours | UK | News

London Underground map to be updated as six lines given brand new names and colours | UK | News

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the London Overground will be split into six different lines, each with a different name and brand new colour. Broadly, these are similar to the shades already used to denote separate London Underground lines on the iconic Tube map. But, the difference is that the new Overground sections are shown as two smaller parallel lines, much in the same way as the DLR is depicted on the famous London Underground map. The colours used will be grey, yellow, light blue, green, maroon and red. Officials say TfL will now start the process of rebranding the Overground, with the full roll out expected to be completed ‘in one go’ by the end of the year. This includes an updated Tube map, a ‘refreshed’ London Overground network map and a number of on-network assets, including way finding signage at all 113 stations. Last year, it was announced that Sadiq Khan had set aside £4m in TfL’s 2023-24 budget to look into the option of renaming the lines, which were previously known collectively as …

London Underground: The posh street with fake houses that hide an incredible secret | UK | News

London Underground: The posh street with fake houses that hide an incredible secret | UK | News

Two fake houses in Bayswater reveal a massive secret about the London Underground. The London Underground, which allows for well over a billion journeys each year without clogging up London’s already busy streets, is truly a modern marvel. When work first began on this great underground railway more than 150 years ago, it operated quite differently. There were no electric trains back then, only steam trains served the first lines and they have left their mark on the city. If you were to walk down Leinster Gardens in Bayswater, you might not notice anything unusual about numbers 23 and 24. But despite looking like their neighbours, the windows give away that they’re not real. Instead of glass with rooms behind them, from the street, you see just painted plaster. In fact, the entire buildings are fake. Numbers 23 and 24 are just facades designed to match their neighbours. Behind this facade is an exposed section of the Metropolitan line. This strange trick was used to cover a very necessary part of how Underground trains ran …

London Underground travel chaos live: Central Line down with commuters stuck in capital | UK | News

London Underground travel chaos live: Central Line down with commuters stuck in capital | UK | News

The London Underground was plunged into commuter chaos after it was confirmed the Central Line was down on Tuesday evening. Alongside the severe delays warning, commuters were seen blocking the entrance at Liverpool Street as frustrated travellers attempted to make it home on Tuesday night. The latest chaos comes as staff on the trains were also striking, including on the Southeastern, Southern/Gatwick Express, Thameslink, South Western Railway and Great Northern lines. People took to social media to outline their fury, including one who wrote: “I’m just going to say it. I’m sick of the central line. I’m sick of delays and waiting on cold platforms and being stuck underground. “I’ve been stuck underground for over an hour now. When is the service going to be improved? So much time wasted every day.” Have you been suffering due to the delays? Please share your experience at [email protected] THIS IS A LIVE BLOG. FOLLOW FOR MORE UPDATES BELOW. Source link

The best and worst London Underground tube lines, ranked

The best and worst London Underground tube lines, ranked

An adage in London is that your favourite Tube line will be the one that serves your neighbourhood – even if you endure a sweaty 80-minute commute. The topic is a popular one online and train guru Geoff Marshall publishes a yearly ‘World Cup’ on Twitter – where his followers vote for their favourite in a head-to-head competition. More often than not, the Victoria line wins – with the Jubilee usually a strong contender.  But for all the debates in the pub as to which line is the King of the London Underground, a new study has claimed to have settled the debate once and for all.  The Telegraph published a report on Monday which ranked all of the lines for their experience, connectivity, modernity, accessibility and touristic appeal.  Here is how they ranked (it is worth noting that the Overground and Elizabeth line are not included – whether they should be is a whole other debate and actually one we have answered). The Bakerloo line is bottom of the list PA 11. Bakerloo – …

Sadiq Khan blasted for caving to unions as Tube drivers now demand 12% pay hike | Politics | News

Sadiq Khan blasted for caving to unions as Tube drivers now demand 12% pay hike | Politics | News

Sadiq Khan has come under fire for caving to unions after Tube drivers made a fresh demand for a 12 per cent pay hike. The London Underground was due to grind to a halt this week with walkouts by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) in protest at a five per cent pay offer. But the industrial action by the RMT, which represents around 10,000 London Underground workers, was called off at the eleventh hour after Mr Khan found an extra £30 million to allow pay negotiations with Transport for London (TfL) to restart. However the move has prompted Aslef, which represents the majority of Tube drivers, to demand a 12 per cent pay rise, having previously accepted five per cent. Tory London mayoral candidate Susan Hall warned Mr Khan is “in the pocket” of Labour’s “union paymasters”. She said: “Sadiq Khan is clearly very worried about his election prospects if he’s willing to throw taxpayers’ money at the unions to delay these strikes. “So long as we have a Mayor who …