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London’s weekly railway news #189

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


Crossrail discovers a lost river and the Grains of Paradise

A lost river, only recently rediscovered has revealed some fascinating insights into daily life in Tudor London, including the exotic Grains of Paradise.


A cascade of Sami chevrons in the Southbank Centre

A thousand woven chevrons hang over the heads of visitors to the SouthBank Centre at the moment, adding droplets of colour the ceilings above.


North London’s unusual transport museum

At the most northernmost outpost of Greater London, in middle of farmland, can be found a most curious museum.


Elizabeth Line commuters to start their trip with a Latin motto

City commuters will soon start their journeys with the blessing, "Lord, guide us" as they commence their journeys on the Elizabeth line.


London’s weekly railway news #188

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


Giant model of a 1960s tower block

A small exhibition has opened, with a gigantic model of a 1960s era tower block.


How the Regent’s Canal ended up carrying electricity instead of coal

When walking along the Regent's Canal are you aware that you're walking just inches above a major electricity cable supplying London with power?


Supermaterials on display at the Building Centre

In a land dominated by brick and steel and concrete, what will the homes and offices of the future be made from?


Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams

A feast of colour and decoration awaits at an exhibition of traditional embroidered textiles from the lands of the Indus, Afghanistan, the Near East and Central Asia


Have you noticed the unusual stone benches outside Euston Station?

Thousands of people sit on them with barely a glance, but outside Euston station are four works of geological art, hidden in plain sight as a set of benches.


Final upgrades prepare Tottenham Court Road station for Crossrail

The final milestone in the upgrade of Tottenham Court Road Underground station has been reached


London’s weekly railway news #187

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


Bakerloo Line announces plans for new stations on Old Kent Road

TfL has taken another step towards starting work on the long planned Bakerloo line extension, with the opening of a new consultation.


From woolly mammoths to plague to marmalade – Crossrail’s legacy goes on display

A collection of some of the finest finds from the Crossrail archeology project have gone on display in a new exhibition in Canary Wharf.


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