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London Underground aims to deliver super-fast broadband through tube tunnels

London Underground tunnels could soon be carrying a super-fast broadband internet service, if plans being worked on by TfL come to fruition.


Go back in time with these old tube maps

No one will care about this whatsoever, but there's an archive of the maps used inside tube train carriages on the TfL website.


Elizabeth line property developments quadruple predicted levels

One of the expectations of any major transport upgrade is that the value of homes and offices nearby will rise -- but the rise in value caused by the Elizabeth line has surprised researchers.


London’s Pocket Parks: One Coleman Street Gardens, EC2

One Coleman Street Gardens is a small public space in the City of London creating a contemporary space as a relief from the hard surrounding streets.


Shakespeare’s Shoreditch theatre found to have extra large stage

A Shakespearean theatre stage large enough to stage fight scenes is being uncovered in Shoreditch.


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.


London’s Alleys: Rose Alley, EC2

This easily overlooked gap in a row of shabby shops opposite Liverpool Street station is one of my favourite London alleys, because it's awful.


Walking the Lea Valley – East India Dock Basin

A small nature reserve at Blackwall is all that remains of one of Dockland's many docks that once served goods from India, and later supported the D-Day invasions.


Looking back on a year of the night tube

It's been a bit over a year since the Night Tube launched, and a report by TfL has looked back at how it went.


Unbuilt London: The MARS plan to rebuild the entire of London

In the inter-war years, there was a war between two rival camps for urban planning, the high-density housing with lots of communal space, or low-density with lots of private space.


Pots with Attitude – Georgian satire at the British Museum

Satire, that great British tradition of puncturing the pomposity of the great and good is the topic of a new ceramics and print display at the British Museum.


One final chance to go on a Crossrail building site tour

The tours will be your last chance to get behind the hoardings, see the new stations under construction and experience this major infrastructure project at work.


London’s weekly railway news #237

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


Next phase of the Victoria tube station upgrade opens to passengers

An enlarged ticket hall has opened at Victoria tube station today, nearly doubling the size of the current ticket hall space.


Donald Pleasence and Christopher Lee on the London Underground

This Sunday, there's a chance to see 1970s London Underground with this classic horror movie set on the tube, staring Donald Pleasence and Christopher Lee.


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