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New tunnel starts digging under south London
New tunnel starts digging under south London

New tunnel starts digging under south London

A tube train sized tunnel has started being dug under south London running between Wimbledon and Crayford.

May
20
2021
Huge tunnel to be dug under South London
Huge tunnel to be dug under South London

Huge tunnel to be dug under South London

A 20 mile tunnel almost as big as a tube tunnel is to be dug under South London, linking Wimbledon to Crayford near Dartford, via New Cross.

Dec
24
2019
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
The day a huge power cut left thousands trapped on tube trains
The day a huge power cut left thousands trapped on tube trains

The day a huge power cut left thousands trapped on tube trains

It's the ebb of the evening rush hour when engineers carrying out planned work on the National Grid's electricity network report a problem with one of the transformers at the substation. Within minutes most of South London is plunged into darkness, mainline train stations close, and over half the London Underground shuts down.

Aug
28
2013