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Crossrail releases railway progress update

Crossrail has released what it says will be regular progress reports on how its getting towards a launch date for the Elizabeth line services.


Taking a look at HS2’s huge Old Oak Common station

Just outside Paddington is a vast building site - turning a run down industrial area and old railway depot into a major HS2 railway station.


More frequent trains and a new station for the London Overground

The government has approved transport upgrade funding along the London Overground for more frequent trains and a new station at Surrey Canal Road, to unlock additional housing developments.


Reduced service at Warren Street tube station from Monday

From Monday morning there will be changes at Warren Street tube station, and some London Underground trains wont be stopping at the station.


London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


Giant “sugar cube” to house London Underground ventilation systems

Hidden away on side streets in Euston, will soon be a giant glazed cube that'll housing ventilation systems for the Northern line.


Tube strike announced for Central and Victoria lines

The rail union the RMT has announced that its members on two London Underground lines will be on strike at the end of the month.


Testing a solar powered railway

Just outside London, a test is underway to see if it's possible to power commuter trains by solar power.


See inside Crossrail’s Whitechapel station

One of the more complex stations being built by Crossrail is at Whitechapel where they not only had to build a new station above existing running railways but also tunnel underneath them as well.


London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


A month of free travel on the London Overground

As compensation for the lengthy delays on the Gospel Oak to Barking line, September will be a month of free travel, funded by the train manufacturer.


Southeastern rail franchise extended – and cancelled

The Southeastern rail franchise, operated by Govia has been extended again, to April 2020 - but wont now be put up for formal tender to be renewed after that.


New photos show the current state of Crossrail stations

Although the opening of the line has been delayed to whenever, and the costs are uncertain, works are still going on inside the Crossrail stations.


New entrance opens at West Hampstead station

Nealy a year later than planned, the cramped old ticket hall leading down narrow stairs at West Hampstead station have been replaced with a huge new entrance building and much wider staircases.