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Steam trains returning to the London Underground in 2019

To mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of District line, steam trains will once more ply the route.


One of the final Royal Mail ships is visiting London

Next week will be a very rare chance to see the last of the government's ocean-going Royal Mail Ships on a visit to London.


Persistent gremlins means free travel for London Overground’s Goblins

Delays in delivering new trains to London Overground's Gospel Oak to Barking line (GOBLIN) means that travellers will be offered a month's free travel in compensation.


London’s weekly railway news

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


Remains of Cpt. Matthew Flinders, Australia explorer discovered behind Euston Station

For a long time, there was an urban myth that Cpt. Flinders was buried under platform 15 at Euston station. Now they know the real location of his real burial place.


Higher fares for less advertising on the London Underground?

Transport for London (TfL) has revealed that it earned more than £150 million in 2017/18 from advertising across its network - a rise of £10 million on the previous year.


Funding for groups marking the sailing of the Mayflower to America

A funding pot worth £140,000 is available for local projects in Southwark marking the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to America which will be marked in 2020.


London’s Petrie Museum secures upgrade funding

One of London's best hidden, yet perfectly sized museums is to become a bit easier to find as it gets a new entrance.


Tickets Alert: Trip in an art deco tube train through central London

One of the last few chances to do this -- as a 1938 tube train will trundle though central London next month, and you can be on board.


West Norwood’s Victorian cemetery to be restored

One of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries, West Norwood is to be renovated following the award of a £4.6 million grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund.