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The 50th anniversary of the Victoria line extension to Brixton
The 50th anniversary of the Victoria line extension to Brixton

The 50th anniversary of the Victoria line extension to Brixton

Today marks 50 years since the Victoria line was extended from Victoria to Brixton - opening, minus one of the stations - on 23rd July 1971.

Jul
23
2021
London Underground gets approval for Walthamstow Central tube station upgrade
London Underground gets approval for Walthamstow Central tube station upgrade

London Underground gets approval for Walthamstow Central tube station upgrade

A new entrance to the Victoria line at Walthamstow Central tube station has been approved by the local council, as part of plans for a major rebuild of the nearby shopping centre.

Jan
29
2021
More trains on the Victoria line during rush hours
More trains on the Victoria line during rush hours

More trains on the Victoria line during rush hours

London Underground has announced a new timetable on the Victoria line which will see more trains during both the morning and evening rush hours.

Nov
04
2019
A shopping centre under Cavendish Square?
A shopping centre under Cavendish Square?

A shopping centre under Cavendish Square?

A public park just behind Oxford Street's John Lewis store could be turned into an underground shopping centre.

Sep
30
2019
50 years ago – how the Victoria line was built
50 years ago – how the Victoria line was built

50 years ago – how the Victoria line was built

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Victoria line, and this is its 20 year journey from idea to finished railway.

Sep
01
2018
High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line
High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line

High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line

Brixton based artist Zineb Sedira has created a series of films and large-scale photographs that will be displayed at King's Cross St Pancras, Euston, Highbury & Islington and Brixton later this month.

Oct
08
2016
Huge water cooled ventilation fan installed in the Victoria Line
Huge water cooled ventilation fan installed in the Victoria Line

Huge water cooled ventilation fan installed in the Victoria Line

A new water cooled ventilation fan roughly twice the height of a double-decker bus has been installed on the Victoria line to help cool one of the warmest stations on the Underground.

Aug
17
2016
1960s style spy movie art on the Victoria Line
1960s style spy movie art on the Victoria Line

1960s style spy movie art on the Victoria Line

Starting from next Monday, Victoria line stations will be showing video clips in a 1960s spy movie style as part of the Art on the Underground.

Jun
29
2016
Classical concerts on the London Underground
Classical concerts on the London Underground

Classical concerts on the London Underground

Next month, each Sunday, there will be a chance to hear a series of new works by composer Matt Rogers -- performed live by the London Sinfonietta across the Victoria line.

Mar
26
2016
Photos – rebuilding a Victoria Line crossover junction
Photos – rebuilding a Victoria Line crossover junction

Photos – rebuilding a Victoria Line crossover junction

Deep underground at Walthamstow fiery welders fill tunnels with smoke while the din of hammers deafens workers in a hot cramped working space. This is the Victoria line upgrade at work.

Aug
25
2015
50 years ago – a huge steel umbrella for Oxford Circus tube station
50 years ago – a huge steel umbrella for Oxford Circus tube station

50 years ago – a huge steel umbrella for Oxford Circus tube station

50 years ago this weekend, a massive operation was undertaken to open a giant umbrella over what was to become Oxford Circus tube station.

Aug
22
2013
A look around the Victoria Station upgrade works
A look around the Victoria Station upgrade works

A look around the Victoria Station upgrade works

Anyone using Victoria Station at the moment can't have failed to notice that rather a lot of building work is going on, as part of a 6 year upgrade project that will see a substantial upgrade of the ticket hall facilities and extra escalators installed.

Nov
14
2012
Today marks the final trip of the ’67s on the Victoria Line
Today marks the final trip of the ’67s on the Victoria Line

Today marks the final trip of the ’67s on the Victoria Line

Today will be the very last time you will be able to see one of the venerable old 1967 Stock tube trains running along the Victoria line in normal passenger service.

Jun
30
2011
Watch the 1967 tube train make its farewell tour
Watch the 1967 tube train make its farewell tour

Watch the 1967 tube train make its farewell tour

Tomorrow (Sunday 15th May), as mentioned

May
14
2011
Special tube train tour next month on the Underground
Special tube train tour next month on the Underground

Special tube train tour next month on the Underground

Quite exciting, in a tube geek sort of way, for next month one of the last 1967 era Victoria Line trains will take a special trip around the tube network to mark the end of those trains in service. You

Apr
13
2011

London’s Transport Museum gains a “Royal Train”

According to this week's issue of The Railway Herald, the London Transport Museum has gained a mundane, yet also quite special tube train to add to its collection at the Acton Depot.

Nov
08
2010