Inspiro-ing the Piccadilly Line – a look at TfL’s new trains

Piccadilly Line Inspiro

Transport for London (TfL) and Siemens Mobility have unveiled the detailed design of the new generation Tube trains for the Piccadilly line, which will soon be in production to replace the existing 1970s fleet. 94 new Siemens Inspiro ‘2024 Stock’ trains are due for delivery starting in 2025. The state-of-the-art Tube trains will significantly improve […]

#AYearOfBuses 42: Manchester – East Didsbury – Stockport

Finglands 42

Providing the backbone for one of Europe’s busiest bus corridors, the 42 is quite simply THE staple food of the Mancunian bus diet.  The 42 runs from Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens bus station, through the heart of the universities and out towards Fallowfield, East Didsbury and Stockport, in the south of the city. With a bus […]

#AYearOfBuses 6: Willesden – Aldwych

6 bus

It’s our first foray into London on #AYearOfBuses – today we’re heading right into the heart of the capital for Metroline’s route 6. We’re going from one of Britain’s longest bus routes yesterday, to one of London’s shortest today. TfL’s route 6 is run by Metroline and runs from Willesden Bus Garage just northwest of […]

Major rail improvements for Manchester

Piccadilly from the former Mayfield Station site. Credit: Network Rail

Network Rail has announced a series of major improvements for two of Manchester’s biggest stations, Piccadilly and Oxford Road. Under plans released as part of the Northern Hub development project, Piccadilly will get two additional through platforms, whilst Oxford Road will be widened and lengthened to accommodate longer trains. This work will allow four extra trains […]

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