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Free tours of Crossrail stations this month
Free tours of Crossrail stations this month

Free tours of Crossrail stations this month

As part of the London Open House weekend, there will be tours of four Crossrail sites to see the work that is converting them into future Elizabeth line stations.

Sep
01
2017
Design for Northern Line ventilation shaft in Kennington released
Design for Northern Line ventilation shaft in Kennington released

Design for Northern Line ventilation shaft in Kennington released

As part of the Northern line extension to Battersea, two new ventilation shafts are required, and the design for one of them has been revealed for public comment.

Jul
14
2017
Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced
Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced

Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a fresh series of tours of disused tube tunnels and buildings, with tickets going on sale next week.

Jul
07
2017
Photos from South London’s forgotten tube tunnel experiment
Photos from South London’s forgotten tube tunnel experiment

Photos from South London’s forgotten tube tunnel experiment

An experimental tube tunnel dug in the 1970s, then sealed up and never seen again, until recently. A recent structural inspection has taken photos of this little known part of London Underground's history.

Jul
05
2017
Take a ride in the Post Office Railway next month
Take a ride in the Post Office Railway next month

Take a ride in the Post Office Railway next month

After a couple of years of work, the Post Office Railway will start to take its first passenger trips through the tunnels under London next month.

Jun
07
2017
There’s a garden inside a tube station ticket office
There’s a garden inside a tube station ticket office

There’s a garden inside a tube station ticket office

There's an experiment taking place that might see old underground ticket offices turned into new potted gardens.

Jun
05
2017
See Tunnel Engineering on Display in Westminster
See Tunnel Engineering on Display in Westminster

See Tunnel Engineering on Display in Westminster

A short walk from Big Ben is a large exhibition about the tunnels under London, and -- much more importantly -- a working tunnel boring machine, made from Lego.

May
19
2017
New TV series about the Crossrail project coming soon
New TV series about the Crossrail project coming soon

New TV series about the Crossrail project coming soon

Look out, as a second TV series about the construction of the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) starts on BBC 2 next week.

May
15
2017
Clifton Rocks – Bristol’s underground funicular railway
Clifton Rocks – Bristol’s underground funicular railway

Clifton Rocks – Bristol’s underground funicular railway

Deep under the streets of Bristol lies an abandoned underground railway that served a secret purpose in WW2 and is only now starting to occasionally open its doors to curious visitors.

May
14
2017
180th Anniversary of Regent’s Park’s Lost Railway Station
180th Anniversary of Regent’s Park’s Lost Railway Station

180th Anniversary of Regent’s Park’s Lost Railway Station

Buried underneath part of the Regent's Park lies one of London rail heritage's stranger stories, an entire railway terminus that once rivaled Euston station, but now is empty, abandoned, and largely forgotten.

Apr
01
2017
Major Victoria tube station upgrade opens to the public
Major Victoria tube station upgrade opens to the public

Major Victoria tube station upgrade opens to the public

Earlier today, a major upgrade to Victoria tube station was completed, when an entire new entrance and set of escalators was opened to the public.

Jan
16
2017
Bond Street tube station’s private tunnel to Selfridges
Bond Street tube station’s private tunnel to Selfridges

Bond Street tube station’s private tunnel to Selfridges

A private tunnel linking Bond Street tube station to Selfridges, letting shoppers have a direct route underneath Oxford Street to the department store?

Nov
28
2016
Crossrail art goes on display
Crossrail art goes on display

Crossrail art goes on display

A major construction project will have photographic records of the work done, but can also sometimes seek out more artistic interpretations, and Crossrail has done that.

Nov
27
2016
More hidden tube station tours announced
More hidden tube station tours announced

More hidden tube station tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a fresh series of Hidden London tours, of six venues, with tickets going on sale later this month.

Nov
11
2016
Inside the hidden vaults under the Clifton Suspension Bridge
Inside the hidden vaults under the Clifton Suspension Bridge

Inside the hidden vaults under the Clifton Suspension Bridge

Experts had long thought the mighty stone foundations of the Clifton Suspension Bridge were as solid as the bedrock they stood upon. The experts were wrong.

Oct
29
2016
The private monorail tunnel under North London
The private monorail tunnel under North London

The private monorail tunnel under North London

Under North London, there exists a private underground monorail service, some 20km long running from Elstree to St John's Wood in the centre of town.

Oct
12
2016
High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line
High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line

High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line

Brixton based artist Zineb Sedira has created a series of films and large-scale photographs that will be displayed at King's Cross St Pancras, Euston, Highbury & Islington and Brixton later this month.

Oct
08
2016
Photos from the Crossrail station at Bond Street
Photos from the Crossrail station at Bond Street

Photos from the Crossrail station at Bond Street

With just over two years to go, the public are getting an early glimpse of the future Elizabeth Line stations, as Crossrail opens up some of its building sites to the public.

Sep
18
2016
TV documentary about the Jubilee Line Extension
TV documentary about the Jubilee Line Extension

TV documentary about the Jubilee Line Extension

Turns out, there's an old TV programme about the construction of the Jubilee Line Extension that's been lurking on iPlayer for however long.

Sep
11
2016
Great Plague of London found in Crossrail skeletons
Great Plague of London found in Crossrail skeletons

Great Plague of London found in Crossrail skeletons

Scientific analysis of skeletons excavated as part of the Crossrail programme has identified the DNA of the bacteria responsible for the 1665 Great Plague.

Sep
08
2016
Fresh photos from the Crossrail tunnels released
Fresh photos from the Crossrail tunnels released

Fresh photos from the Crossrail tunnels released

Crossrail has released some more photos showing how the tunnels are being prepared to become the operational Elizabeth line.

Aug
31
2016
Crossrail offering tours of its building sites
Crossrail offering tours of its building sites

Crossrail offering tours of its building sites

As part of next month's Open House Weekend, Crossrail has confirmed that it will be holding open days letting people down into some of their tunnels and stations.

Aug
25
2016
Crossrail book shows off the finished station designs
Crossrail book shows off the finished station designs

Crossrail book shows off the finished station designs

If you want a sneak peek of what the new stations will look like when Crossrail hands over to the Elizabeth line, a new book has been published all about them.

Aug
21
2016
Photos – Fit-out of the Crossrail tunnels
Photos – Fit-out of the Crossrail tunnels

Photos – Fit-out of the Crossrail tunnels

New images released by Crossrail highlight the latest fit-out activity underway in the tunnels between Royal Oak Portal and Bond Street.

Jul
06
2016