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London Underground to resume normal Met line services next week
London Underground to resume normal Met line services next week

London Underground to resume normal Met line services next week

London Underground is resuming a normal Metropolitan line timetable from next week, after announcing an urgent cut in services on the Metropolitan line earlier this month due to problems with the wheels on its trains.

Apr
29
London Underground is cutting Met line trains on Monday due to faults
London Underground is cutting Met line trains on Monday due to faults

London Underground is cutting Met line trains on Monday due to faults

London Underground has announced an urgent cut in services on the Metropolitan line after it found faults on the wheels of some of its trains.

Apr
10
Moor Park, the tube station in a private estate
Moor Park, the tube station in a private estate

Moor Park, the tube station in a private estate

In northwest London lies a tube station that sits almost entirely inside a private housing estate. The tube station, Moor Park on the Metropolitan line sits between a private golf course on one side and a large private housing estate on the other.

Dec
07
2021
Disused tube station – Waddesdon Manor
Disused tube station – Waddesdon Manor

Disused tube station – Waddesdon Manor

In the middle of empty fields, a long way from London can be found the remains of a disused London Underground station.

Aug
03
2021
Ickenham becomes the latest step-free tube station, raising total to 84
Ickenham becomes the latest step-free tube station, raising total to 84

Ickenham becomes the latest step-free tube station, raising total to 84

Ickenham station in northwest London, on the Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines, has become the 84th station on the tube to have step-free access added to the station.

Jun
28
2021
London Underground adds step-free access to Amersham station
London Underground adds step-free access to Amersham station

London Underground adds step-free access to Amersham station

Amersham Station, at the western ends of the Metropolitan Line, has gained step-free access after a new lift shaft and walkway opened to the public.

Feb
04
2021
The Met line’s Croxley rail link may be resurected
The Met line’s Croxley rail link may be resurected

The Met line’s Croxley rail link may be resurected

The government is to be asked to reconsider funding the dormant Croxley Rail link extension to the Metropolitan line in Watford, as part of its plans to support "shovel ready" projects.

Nov
10
2020
Take a trip on London Underground’s Watford North Curve
Take a trip on London Underground’s Watford North Curve

Take a trip on London Underground’s Watford North Curve

This weekend (11th-12th Jan) is a chance to ride a short stretch of London Underground track that's not often used.

Jan
07
2020
TfL warning of fewer trains on the Met line next week
TfL warning of fewer trains on the Met line next week

TfL warning of fewer trains on the Met line next week

London Underground has warned that there will be fewer trains on the Metropolitan line next week, while a new signalling system is introduced.

Aug
30
2019
Tickets Alert: Affordable vintage train trips
Tickets Alert: Affordable vintage train trips

Tickets Alert: Affordable vintage train trips

A relief from the prices that steam trains have to charge for trips, as a 1950s vintage trains offers affordable runs along part of the Metropolitan line in September.

Aug
02
2019
Tickets Alert: Vintage trains return to the London Underground
Tickets Alert: Vintage trains return to the London Underground

Tickets Alert: Vintage trains return to the London Underground

A host of vintage tube and steam trains are set to return to the London Underground's Metropolitan line in September for a weekend event.

Jul
26
2017
Ticket Alert: Steam trains to return to the London Underground
Ticket Alert: Steam trains to return to the London Underground

Ticket Alert: Steam trains to return to the London Underground

A weekend in September will see steam trains return to the Metropolitan line as part of Amersham's heritage weekend.

Jul
11
2016
Metropolitan line extension secures funding deal
Metropolitan line extension secures funding deal

Metropolitan line extension secures funding deal

London Underground has confirmed that plans are in place to start construction work on the extension of the Metropolitan line next year, with the aim of completing the new link in 2020.

Nov
23
2015
Steam trains and afternoon tea on the London Underground
Steam trains and afternoon tea on the London Underground

Steam trains and afternoon tea on the London Underground

Combine steam train travel and tea and cake on the Metropolitan line for a late summer treat.

Jul
03
2015
At just 26 days, London Underground’s shortest lived tube station
At just 26 days, London Underground’s shortest lived tube station

At just 26 days, London Underground’s shortest lived tube station

On the 1st November 1884, a tube station changed its name, and in doing so became the shortest-lived tube station to bear the name it once had.

Nov
01
2014
80th anniversary of Northwood Hills tube station
80th anniversary of Northwood Hills tube station

80th anniversary of Northwood Hills tube station

Happy Birthday to Northwood Hills tube station -- 80 years young today. If you use the station, do take time to look in the window of a local restaurant, as you might see a birthday cake in there, as one has been bought by the station staff.

Nov
13
2013
London Underground Signal Box gets Listed Status
London Underground Signal Box gets Listed Status

London Underground Signal Box gets Listed Status

One of London Underground's rarest and best preserved signal boxes has been given a Grade II listed status today as a result of a joint English Heritage and Network Rail project to safeguard railway signalling heritage.

Jul
26
2013
How the world’s first underground (passenger) railway was built
How the world’s first underground (passenger) railway was built

How the world’s first underground (passenger) railway was built

As we edge ever closer to the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world's first underground railway which is now just a couple of weeks away, it might be interesting to review of the newspaper reports about how the construction of the railway progressed up to that momentous date.

Dec
28
2012
Tickets for the Underground’s 150th anniversary steam trips
Tickets for the Underground’s 150th anniversary steam trips

Tickets for the Underground’s 150th anniversary steam trips

Last year, I

Oct
28
2012
The final day of the 50-year old Met Line trains
The final day of the 50-year old Met Line trains

The final day of the 50-year old Met Line trains

Yesterday, the last of the 50-year old Metropolitan Line trains made its final public trips along the railways, and like an awful lot of people, I took a short trip to say farewell to the old timer.

Sep
27
2012
The last chance to ride in the old Metropolitan Line trains
The last chance to ride in the old Metropolitan Line trains

The last chance to ride in the old Metropolitan Line trains

Tomorrow (Wed 26th Sept) will be your very last chance to take a trip in one of the old Metropolitan Line trains running along the main part of the network as a member of the public. There is a farewell

Sep
25
2012
Luggage racks from the old Met Line trains for sale
Luggage racks from the old Met Line trains for sale

Luggage racks from the old Met Line trains for sale

Possibly a slightly expensive gift for the commuting transport geek in your family, but the Transport Museum has grabbed a load of the old luggage racks that used to appear in the soon-to-vanish A Stock trains that spent the past

Jan
26
2012
More details of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary Events
More details of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary Events

More details of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary Events

You may recall that the Transport Museum has secured a grant to Aldwych tube station might be open for tours in the summer (more about that in a day or three). The rail depot at Neasden is expected to have

Nov
01
2011
Chesham Shuttle to Return to Service this Weekend
Chesham Shuttle to Return to Service this Weekend

Chesham Shuttle to Return to Service this Weekend

Last December, the need to change trains to catch a short shuttle service to Chesham on the Metropolitan Line was abolished as direct trains were introduced as part of the line and train upgrade programme. This weekend though, the Shuttle

Aug
26
2011