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Ross Lydall is the City Hall Editor and Transport Editor of the Evening Standard. He reports on the Mayor, Transport for London, City Hall politics, planes, trains and automobiles – and anything else he spots while travelling around the city, normally by bike.... MORE

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Ross Lydall is the City Hall Editor and Transport Editor of the Evening Standard. He reports on the Mayor, Transport for London, City Hall politics, planes, trains and automobiles – and anything else he spots while travelling around the city, normally by bike.

UK

Pound collapse ‘means cut-price chance to see new king’

Chief executive of Virgin Atlantic says Government needs to change course to stop hurting economy - but collapse could mean boost for tourism

Sep 27, 2022
Transport

Elizabeth Line delivers £20m boost for TfL

Passengers take two million trips a week and it’s the most reliable route in the UK

Sep 27, 2022
Transport

Five million trips on Northern line extension

The £1.1bn extension, with new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power station, was the first Tube extension this century

Sep 23, 2022
London

Byford: Elizabeth line station at Bond Street will be my parting gift

The new station at Bond Street will be the ‘jewel in the crown’ for Crossrail

Sep 23, 2022
Transport

Revealed: why TfL commissioner Andy Byford has decided to quit London

‘Sadiq Khan has been incredibly supportive... there were no rows whatsoever’

Sep 23, 2022
London

Cyclists form ‘human barrier’ in Old Street safety protest

Campaigners protested at Old Street on Thursday morning to highlight the dangers of the ‘Clerkenwell boulevard’ route on World Car-free Day.

Sep 22, 2022
London

TfL commissioner Andy Byford quits in major blow to Sadiq Khan

Capital’s transport chief will leave at the end of next month and return to the US

Sep 22, 2022
London

New fears of council tax rise after £500m bailout for Tube and buses

Sadiq Khan has announced he will provide TfL with up to £500m from City Hall funds over the next 18 months

Sep 21, 2022
UK

Fresh rail strikes set to hit north London derby and Tory conference

Members of Aslef will walk out on October 1 and 5 - with the RMT also striking on the first day

Sep 20, 2022
London

London gives late monarch a send-off befitting her extraordinary reign

At least 200,000 people lined the route through central London on Monday

Sep 20, 2022
UK

Rail chaos which ruined mourners’ journeys continues for second day

National Rail said the disruption at London Paddington would last all day

Sep 20, 2022
Crime

Sadiq Khan acknowledges ‘concerns’ over police shooting of Chris Kaba

The mayor welcomed the decision of the police watchdog to launch a homicide investigation

Sep 16, 2022
London

Elizabeth Line to run through night between London and Home Counties

Buses will pull over and turn off their engines during a two-minute silence on the day of the Queen’s funeral

Sep 16, 2022
Transport

Elizabeth Line rapidly already the most punctual train in the UK

But figures reveal less than half of Avanti West Coast trains are on time

Sep 15, 2022
UK

How the Evening Standard reported the death of previous monarchs

Papers found at vintage fair reveal special-edition tributes to George V and George VI

Sep 14, 2022
Transport

State funeral operation ‘bigger than 2012 Olympics’ - transport boss

Transport for London commissioner Andy Byford said ‘it is the biggest challenge that TfL has ever faced’

Sep 14, 2022
Mayor

Sadiq’s tribute to Queen recalls childhood memories of Silver Jubilee

Mayor describes late sovereign as a ‘great unifier’ in City Hall tribute

Sep 13, 2022
London

Rising cost of commute is key block to getting offices full again

Even in spite of increased fuel bills, many people consider working from home would be cheaper than travelling to the office

Sep 13, 2022