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Jubilee line

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A look around the Jubilee Line train depot at Stratford
A look around the Jubilee Line train depot at Stratford

A look around the Jubilee Line train depot at Stratford

In 1879, the Great Eastern Railway opened a new fruit and veg market at Stratford which gave its name to the local Stratford Market train station. Connected to the local railway, it had 12 sidings to service the market. In

Oct
12
2012
Another upgrade for the Jubilee Line completed
Another upgrade for the Jubilee Line completed

Another upgrade for the Jubilee Line completed

Monday should see the final stage of the long running signalling upgrade on the Jubilee Line come to completion, as the line starts running close to its theoretical peak rate. Last August, the network upgraded from running 24 trains per

Mar
23
2012
Jubilee Line Upgrade finally going live next week
Jubilee Line Upgrade finally going live next week

Jubilee Line Upgrade finally going live next week

For those of us who live along the Jubilee Line area while have had a couple of years of delays and weekend closures as the line was upgraded to Automatic running – the core benefit being able to run trains

Jul
29
2011
South London’s Abandoned Tube Tunnel
South London’s Abandoned Tube Tunnel

South London’s Abandoned Tube Tunnel

Thanks to how the tube network was built by the early private entrepreneurs, there are dotted around the place a fair number of disused shafts and tunnels which attract the curious minds – and occasional physical visits. Although South London

Apr
03
2011

Clean up the Canary Wharf station names confusion

Anyone who makes extensive use of the Jubilee Line and DLR in the Canary Wharf area will be well aware that only tourists/visitors would ever try to switch between the Canary Wharf stations on each line, as Herron Quays on

Nov
19
2010

Heritage Train Trip to the Disused Platforms at Charing Cross

Today was the highly anticipated 1938 tube train run along the modern Jubilee Line extension, and a rare chance to visit the disused platforms at Charing Cross station. Although I have been on the train several times – the last

Aug
05
2009
Take the 1938 Tube Train to the Disused Charing Cross Platforms
Take the 1938 Tube Train to the Disused Charing Cross Platforms

Take the 1938 Tube Train to the Disused Charing Cross Platforms

How about this - a chance to take the tube to the closed Charing Cross tube station - and not just any tube train, but the heritage 1938 stock.

Jul
15
2009
Jubilee Line tunnels under Big Ben
Jubilee Line tunnels under Big Ben

Jubilee Line tunnels under Big Ben

A few months ago, I went to a lecture on tunnelling technologies, given by Professor Robert Mair FREng FRS, and specifically on what is known as compensation grouting.

May
31
2009
Ludgate Hill Viaduct in 1896
Ludgate Hill Viaduct in 1896

Ludgate Hill Viaduct in 1896

Taken from a June 1896 issue of the Illustrated London News, this is one of a series of “scenes of London” – this of Ludgate Circus. Notable though is the railway bridge and steam train belonging to the Chatham and

Mar
28
2008