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Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station
Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station

Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station

Deep under Euston station lies a network of long disused tunnels and a tiny ticket office that have rarely been seen by anyone for over 50 years, until now.

Jun
10
2016
Your name on an underground railway sleeper
Your name on an underground railway sleeper

Your name on an underground railway sleeper

There's a chance to have your name engraved onto metal and mounted onto the Post Office Railway.

Apr
30
2016
Ticket Alert: Tube Station Architecture Tours
Ticket Alert: Tube Station Architecture Tours

Ticket Alert: Tube Station Architecture Tours

The Transport Museum has announced that it is going to be running a series of tours of tube stations focusing on their architecture.

Apr
23
2016
Photos from Down Street’s Disused Tube Station
Photos from Down Street’s Disused Tube Station

Photos from Down Street’s Disused Tube Station

Later this week, tickets will go on sale for a chance to go into one of London Underground's more significant abandoned tube stations, and here is a preview of what the tours will include.

Apr
17
2016
Ticket Alert: Disused tunnel tours announced
Ticket Alert: Disused tunnel tours announced

Ticket Alert: Disused tunnel tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a new round of tunnel and disused station tours, with tickets going on sale next week.

Apr
12
2016
Photos from inside Crossrail’s tunnels
Photos from inside Crossrail’s tunnels

Photos from inside Crossrail’s tunnels

Deep under the centre of London, Crossrail is laying some rather unusual railway tracks that are not often used in the UK... they float.

Apr
06
2016
Battersea’s Tunnel Boring Machines shown off
Battersea’s Tunnel Boring Machines shown off

Battersea’s Tunnel Boring Machines shown off

London Underground has shown off the two new tunnel boring machines that will soon start chewing through South London to dig the Northern line extension.

Mar
11
2016
Paddington’s Bakerloo Line station to close for 4 months
Paddington’s Bakerloo Line station to close for 4 months

Paddington’s Bakerloo Line station to close for 4 months

TfL has confirmed what was suspected earlier, and that the Bakerloo Line wont be stopping at Paddington Station from April until the middle of August - because a new tunnel is being dug to link it to Crossrail.

Feb
21
2016
WW2 bunker under Clapham to open for regular tours
WW2 bunker under Clapham to open for regular tours

WW2 bunker under Clapham to open for regular tours

Transport for London has secured planning permission to open up one of the WW2 bunkers dug deep under London for regular tours.

Dec
21
2015
New photos from inside the Crossrail tunnels
New photos from inside the Crossrail tunnels

New photos from inside the Crossrail tunnels

Crossrail has released photos of some of its tunnels, as they turn from digging tunnels to putting a railway inside the tunnels.

Nov
27
2015
Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels
Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels

Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels

Behind an anonymous door in an unremarkable wall, can be found one of London's hidden marvels -- the Post Office railway.

Nov
01
2015
New photos of Crossrail tunnels at Bond Street
New photos of Crossrail tunnels at Bond Street

New photos of Crossrail tunnels at Bond Street

New photos have been released by Crossrail showing the continued construction progress at Bond Street station.

Oct
24
2015
75th Anniversary of the Balham Tube Disaster
75th Anniversary of the Balham Tube Disaster

75th Anniversary of the Balham Tube Disaster

It's the evening of 14th October 1940, and one of the worst wartime disasters of the London Underground is about to take place.

Oct
14
2015
A look inside the WW2 tunnels under Clapham Common
A look inside the WW2 tunnels under Clapham Common

A look inside the WW2 tunnels under Clapham Common

It's 1942, and the air raid warnings are screaming. People in select parts of London hurry to their nearest tube station to take shelter.

Oct
02
2015
Abandoned tube station tours announced
Abandoned tube station tours announced

Abandoned tube station tours announced

Tickets to tour three disused disused tube stations go on sale on Wednesday morning.

Sep
22
2015
Crossrail uncovers burial pit of Great Plague victims
Crossrail uncovers burial pit of Great Plague victims

Crossrail uncovers burial pit of Great Plague victims

A mass burial site suspected of containing 30 victims of The Great Plague of 1665 has been unearthed at Crossrail's Liverpool Street building site.

Aug
12
2015
Photos from the Crossrail tunnels under Farringdon
Photos from the Crossrail tunnels under Farringdon

Photos from the Crossrail tunnels under Farringdon

Of all the stations being built by Crossrail, one of the most complex is at Farringdon, and all thanks to an event in the North Sea roughly 10 million years ago.

Jul
22
2015
Crossrail supplied sea-wall breached in Essex
Crossrail supplied sea-wall breached in Essex

Crossrail supplied sea-wall breached in Essex

Several million tonnes of soil dug from under London by Crossrail have been used to build a new sea wall around an island in the Thames Estuary. Over the weekend, the wall was breached and saltwater flooded the farmland. This

Jul
13
2015
3D maps of every Underground station
3D maps of every Underground station

3D maps of every Underground station

TfL has released a batch of documents which show almost every underground station in glorious 3D format.

Jul
12
2015
3D maps of every Underground station –  CDEFG
3D maps of every Underground station –  CDEFG

3D maps of every Underground station – CDEFG

TfL has released another batch of documents which show every underground station in glorious 3D format.

Jul
12
2015
3D maps of every Underground station –  HIJKLM
3D maps of every Underground station –  HIJKLM

3D maps of every Underground station – HIJKLM

TfL has released another batch of documents which show every underground station in glorious 3D format.

Jul
12
2015
3D maps of every Underground station –  NOPQRS
3D maps of every Underground station –  NOPQRS

3D maps of every Underground station – NOPQRS

TfL has released another batch of documents which show every underground station in glorious 3D format.

Jul
12
2015
3D maps of every Underground station –  TUVW
3D maps of every Underground station –  TUVW

3D maps of every Underground station – TUVW

TfL has released another batch of documents which show every underground station in glorious 3D format.

Jul
12
2015
More tours of WW2 deep-level shelters planned
More tours of WW2 deep-level shelters planned

More tours of WW2 deep-level shelters planned

TfL has confirmed that it plans to open up one of the WW2 deep-level shelters to the public more often, subject to being able to make some adjustments to the surface building.

Jun
22
2015