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London Underground building a glazed cube at Euston
London Underground building a glazed cube at Euston

London Underground building a glazed cube at Euston

A rather tired old office block is to be replaced with a large glazed cube which will be disguising a new ventilation shaft for the Northern line tunnels at Euston.

Jan
20
2019
Colindale tube station set for dramatic rebuild
Colindale tube station set for dramatic rebuild

Colindale tube station set for dramatic rebuild

London Underground's unremarkable shed of a tube station at Colindale is set to be demolished and rebuilt with a dramatic curving wooden landmark for the area.

Nov
23
2018
Vintage tube train arrives at the Epping Ongar railway
Vintage tube train arrives at the Epping Ongar railway

Vintage tube train arrives at the Epping Ongar railway

The heritage railway at Epping, formerly part of the Central line has gained its very own tube train, a 1959 era Northern line carriage.

May
14
2018
Banking crisis for Northern line passengers
Banking crisis for Northern line passengers

Banking crisis for Northern line passengers

Bank branch passengers are warned that there'll be fewer trains and Kennington station will be closed for around four months later this year.

Feb
19
2018
Increased capacity on the Northern line from this evening
Increased capacity on the Northern line from this evening

Increased capacity on the Northern line from this evening

A new timetable has been launched for the Northern line (yes, they do have them), which has expanded the duration of the high-intensity service in the evening peak.

Jan
29
2018
Photos from the abandoned Highgate station
Photos from the abandoned Highgate station

Photos from the abandoned Highgate station

Barely noticed by the people who use it, sitting directly above Highgate tube station is an entire abandoned railway station, now slowly being reclaimed by nature.

Aug
06
2017
90th anniversary of the Northern Line extension
90th anniversary of the Northern Line extension

90th anniversary of the Northern Line extension

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the longest tunnel under London opening to the public -- following the completion of tube tunnels running down to Morden.

Sep
13
2016
A proposal to rename the Northern Line
A proposal to rename the Northern Line

A proposal to rename the Northern Line

When the Crossrail project announced that it would be called the Elizabeth line, few realised it was the second attempt to have an Elizabeth line in London.

Jul
24
2016
A week of disruptions on London Over- and Under-ground
A week of disruptions on London Over- and Under-ground

A week of disruptions on London Over- and Under-ground

In two separate notices, London Underground has designated the first week of August for two separate but major sets of disruptions on the tube network.

Jul
01
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
New tube station exhibition this week
New tube station exhibition this week

New tube station exhibition this week

Later this week will be a chance to see an exhibition about the proposed extension of the Northern Line to Battersea.

Mar
17
2015
Unbuilt London: Extending the Northern Line to Peckham and Streatham
Unbuilt London: Extending the Northern Line to Peckham and Streatham

Unbuilt London: Extending the Northern Line to Peckham and Streatham

Back in the late 1980s, plans were seriously looked at which could have seen a new Northern Line spur constructed between Kennington, and either Streatham, or along the proposed Bakerloo Line extension, towards Peckham.

Feb
22
2015
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
100th anniversary of the Charing Cross (Embankment) tube station
100th anniversary of the Charing Cross (Embankment) tube station

100th anniversary of the Charing Cross (Embankment) tube station

One hundred years ago a new tube station opened, a terminus to a tube line that was to last just 12 years before it was downgraded to a mere passing platform.

Apr
06
2014
Homes to be warmed by heat from tube tunnels
Homes to be warmed by heat from tube tunnels

Homes to be warmed by heat from tube tunnels

London Underground is to start an experiment to use the heat in the Northern Line tube tunnels to warm up homes on the surface.

Nov
15
2013
The Northern Line tunnel – bombed and flooded in 1940 – and still sealed shut
The Northern Line tunnel – bombed and flooded in 1940 – and still sealed shut

The Northern Line tunnel – bombed and flooded in 1940 – and still sealed shut

Just before midnight on the 9th September 1940, sailors up on deck of the cargo sailing ship, Seven Seas were watching an air raid by German bombers over the Charing Cross railway bridge when an explosion hit the river and a large wave struck the ship.

Oct
26
2011

Today marks the 120th Anniversary of the Northern Line

Sort of. Technically, today (18th Dec) marks the 120th anniversary of the first passenger journeys on what was at the time known as the City and South London Railway, but is today better known as the Northern Line. Not only

Dec
18
2010
Another trip on a 1938 Tube Train
Another trip on a 1938 Tube Train

Another trip on a 1938 Tube Train

Busy weekend, but culminated with a trip on a restored 1938 tube train running along the Northern Line, probably for the very last time, as new signalling work later this year will make it impossible to run old trains along the Northern Line.

Jun
22
2009

The Dollis Brook Viaduct

There is a section of the London Underground which has a short bit of track, and just a single train which shuttles between two stations at either end – and it isn’t the Waterloo and City line. I am referring

Oct
19
2008
Another 1938 train outing
Another 1938 train outing

Another 1938 train outing

As you may have read, I went on a trip on a 1938 tube train a few months ago – but today was THE BIG ONE, where the train did a full run along the entire Northern Line from Morden

Jun
29
2008
Happy Birthday to the City & South London Railway
Happy Birthday to the City & South London Railway

Happy Birthday to the City & South London Railway

Tomorrow (18th Dec) will be the birthday of the first commercially successful deep level electric railway – the City & South London Railway (C&SLR), which ran from Stockwell in South London to the City at King William Street via a

Dec
17
2007