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See some 3D maps of Central line tube stations
See some 3D maps of Central line tube stations

See some 3D maps of Central line tube stations

TfL has released a batch of 3D maps of Central line tube stations, following a Freedom of Information request.

Jun
13
2015
Photos – Walking through a Crossrail tunnel
Photos – Walking through a Crossrail tunnel

Photos – Walking through a Crossrail tunnel

Today, some 500 people will have the chance to walk through the Crossrail tunnel that runs under the Thames at Woolwich.

Jun
07
2015
Tickets to walk through a Crossrail tunnel
Tickets to walk through a Crossrail tunnel

Tickets to walk through a Crossrail tunnel

Fancy walking through a Crossrail tunnel next month? Well, you can if you are quick as they are offering a chance to walk through the tunnel at Woolwich.

May
27
2015
Watch films inside Charing Cross tube station
Watch films inside Charing Cross tube station

Watch films inside Charing Cross tube station

You wait ages for a disused tube station story, and two come along at once. Such as this opportunity to watch some classic movies inside a disused tube station.

Apr
29
2015
Post Office Railway orders new trains
Post Office Railway orders new trains

Post Office Railway orders new trains

The British Postal Museum & Archive has announced that transport engineering specialist Severn Lamb has been brought on board to develop and construct the train for the Mail Rail ride, opening as part of The Postal Museum in 2016.

Apr
25
2015
Tours of disused tube stations and tunnels announced
Tours of disused tube stations and tunnels announced

Tours of disused tube stations and tunnels announced

Later this year there will be two opportunities to visit either, or both, of an underground WW2 shelter, or a disused tube station.

Apr
14
2015
Holborn tube station’s unexpected gift to particle physics research
Holborn tube station’s unexpected gift to particle physics research

Holborn tube station’s unexpected gift to particle physics research

The hunt for an elusive particle critical to physics once saw Holborn tube station used for a revolutionary science experiment.

Apr
11
2015
Unbuilt London: The almost story of a loop railway under Southwark
Unbuilt London: The almost story of a loop railway under Southwark

Unbuilt London: The almost story of a loop railway under Southwark

Imagine a tube tunnel running under Southwark and the City, but carrying full-size mainline trains -- and you would be imagining something that was actually proposed.

Apr
05
2015
Crossrail holding talks about Bedlam excavations
Crossrail holding talks about Bedlam excavations

Crossrail holding talks about Bedlam excavations

Starting this week, Crossrail is hosting a weekly briefing on its archeology dig at Liverpool Street which aims to recover some 3,000 remains from the Bedlam burial site.

Mar
17
2015
Range Rover drives a car through a Crossrail tunnel
Range Rover drives a car through a Crossrail tunnel

Range Rover drives a car through a Crossrail tunnel

In a blatant PR stunt, but one that looks like it was quite fun, Range Rover have driven one of their cars along a Crossrail tunnel.

Mar
03
2015
Free tours of Crossrail building sites announced
Free tours of Crossrail building sites announced

Free tours of Crossrail building sites announced

There will be a chance to go behind the scenes at a number of Crossrail building sites during the 6th-7th March, as part of the construction industry's Open Doors event.

Feb
26
2015
Crossrail tunnel boring machine breaks into Liverpool St Station
Crossrail tunnel boring machine breaks into Liverpool St Station

Crossrail tunnel boring machine breaks into Liverpool St Station

Another of the Crossrail tunnel boring machines have made their dramatic breakthroughs into an underground cavern -- this time the eastern end of Liverpool Street Crossrail station.

Jan
31
2015
Tube tunnel sized sewer planned for Kensington
Tube tunnel sized sewer planned for Kensington

Tube tunnel sized sewer planned for Kensington

One of London's lost rivers could get a tube-tunnel sized bypass under planned announced by Thames Water.

Jan
02
2015
New Crossrail photos
New Crossrail photos

New Crossrail photos

Crossrail has released some fresh photos of the tunneling works going on deep under London at the moment.

Dec
01
2014
Disused tube station tours to resume in January
Disused tube station tours to resume in January

Disused tube station tours to resume in January

Twenty-years ago a tube station closed to passenger traffic, and apart from the occasional film crew or tours is largely off-limits to the general public.

Oct
17
2014
Wartime bunker under Eltham Palace to be restored
Wartime bunker under Eltham Palace to be restored

Wartime bunker under Eltham Palace to be restored

As part of a range of upgrades just announced for the art-deco Eltham Palace, the WW2 bunker underneath the building is to be restored to its wartime appearance.

Oct
15
2014
20 years since Aldwych Station closed
20 years since Aldwych Station closed

20 years since Aldwych Station closed

On the 30th September 1994, the metal gates were closed for the final time at Aldwych tube station.

Sep
30
2014
A glimpse at Baker Street station’s sealed off exit
A glimpse at Baker Street station’s sealed off exit

A glimpse at Baker Street station’s sealed off exit

Plans have been announced to try and spruce up a subway next to Baker Street station that has a curious secret within it.

Sep
24
2014
New tunnel opens at King’s Cross station
New tunnel opens at King’s Cross station

New tunnel opens at King’s Cross station

The complex of tunnels and entrances at King's Cross tube station gained another addition recently, a stunning tunnel with a permanently changing lighting effect.

Sep
22
2014
Chance to visit some Crossrail building sites
Chance to visit some Crossrail building sites

Chance to visit some Crossrail building sites

As part of the London Open House Weekend, a number of Crossrail building sites will also be opening their hoardings to the public.

Aug
31
2014
Crossrail Tunnels uncovered at Paddington
Crossrail Tunnels uncovered at Paddington

Crossrail Tunnels uncovered at Paddington

The new Crossrail station box being dug down at Paddington has dug down deep enough to reach the tunnels drilled out by the tunnel boring machines -- and now they are demolishing them.

Aug
23
2014
Crossrail tunnelling machine Jessica completes her journey
Crossrail tunnelling machine Jessica completes her journey

Crossrail tunnelling machine Jessica completes her journey

Crossrail’s tunnel boring machine Jessica has completed a new train tunnel from Limmo Peninsula, near Canning Town, breaking into Victoria Dock Portal in east London.

Aug
12
2014
TV show about London Underground’s flood barriers
TV show about London Underground’s flood barriers

TV show about London Underground’s flood barriers

Next week, the BBC's Coast TV programme will have a segment about the flood barriers that were installed on the London Underground at the start of WW2.

Aug
07
2014
Steam trains return to the London Underground this weekend
Steam trains return to the London Underground this weekend

Steam trains return to the London Underground this weekend

This weekend, steam trains return to central London and will run through London Underground tunnels once more.

Jul
28
2014