London Metro

The London Metro Division is an integral part of Railfuture's London and South East regional branch. We aim to be the leading independent advocate for the rail industry and rail users in the area.


Our remit covers all rail services operated by Transport for London (TfL). We deal specifically with TfL services on the London Underground, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, London Tramlink and TfL Rail/forthcoming Crossrail then Elizabeth line services. The Division also deals with campaigning issues on such topics as service development, fares, station facilities and reopenings, and accessibility.


We aim to become the main centre of rail advocacy for all TfL-operated rail services.

See Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's consideration of revised planning application for South Kensington station, including step-free access. Closing 26 March 2021.

We have long supported devolution of franchising powers for London area services from the DfT to TfL. On 28 May 2014 it was announced that existing London Overground operator LOROL would take over from Abellio Greater Anglia the Liverpool Street to Chingford and Enfield Town/Cheshunt services and intermediate stations from 31 May 2015. More information here: inner West Anglia. This followed the 9 April 2014 announcement that TfL had begun the procurement process for a fleet of new trains for these and other services in London - see new trains.

Click View or download to see our Rail Manifesto for London, our message to Mayoral and Greater London Assembly candidates in May 2016.
See our response to the 2017 consultation on the new Mayor's draft Transport Strategy, and the final Mayor's Transport Strategy 2018.
See also Investing in London.

New electric trains, platform lengthening and electrification for the Gospel Oak-Barking line, and the new Barking Riverside Extension - see GOBLIN.

View or download An Enduring Legacy: East London Line Group 1990-2010, published in 2010 to mark opening the initial phase of the East London Line Extensions Project between Dalston Junction and New Cross/New Cross Gate, part of London Overground.

View or download The SoLLTA Story - Victoria to London Bridge 1867-1997, published by the South London Link Travellers' Association in 1997 to mark a decade since its formation after a public meeting convened by Railfuture's predecessor the Railway Development Society.

Stay up-to-date with all Railfuture and other events and key dates here.

Catch up with other London & South East rail development campaigning news in the regional branch newsletters railse (quarterly) and inter-railse (monthly) here.

Take Part

We campaign for sustainable growth in market share for rail transport. Therefore we support initiatives which will improve the attraction of rail and create a successful, financially secure rail industry: sufficient capacity, efficient customer service, clearer fares, improved connectivity, faster schedules, network enhancements and improved competitiveness with other modes of transport. If you share these ideals please contact us. We welcome new members, and people to share practical ideas and to help put plans into action.

The London Underground Railway Society promotes interest in all technical and historical aspects of the London Underground, London Overground, DLR and London Trams.


London Metro Division: lse-londonmetro at railfuture.org.uk

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