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crossrail-bond-street-01 Photos from the Crossrail station at Bond Street

With just over two years to go, the public are getting an early glimpse of the future Elizabeth Line stations, as Crossrail opens up some of its building sites to the public.


jubilee-line-extension-bbc-05 TV documentary about the Jubilee Line Extension

Turns out, there's an old TV programme about the construction of the Jubilee Line Extension that's been lurking on iPlayer for however long.


excavation-of-bedlam-burial-ground_-august-2015_205231 Great Plague of London found in Crossrail skeletons

Scientific analysis of skeletons excavated as part of the Crossrail programme has identified the DNA of the bacteria responsible for the 1665 Great Plague.


Permanent track installed through Stepney Green shaft Fresh photos from the Crossrail tunnels released

Crossrail has released some more photos showing how the tunnels are being prepared to become the operational Elizabeth line.


Tunnels and connecting cross-passages at Bond Street Crossrail offering tours of its building sites

As part of next month's Open House Weekend, Crossrail has confirmed that it will be holding open days letting people down into some of their tunnels and stations.


elizabeth-line-book-stations-01 Crossrail book shows off the finished station designs

If you want a sneak peak of what the new stations will look like when Crossrail hands over to the Elizabeth line, a new book has been published all about them.


Platform-construction-at-Liverpool-Street-station-completes_242288 Photos from Crossrail’s Liverpool Street station

Crossrail has released photos of the recently completed platforms at Liverpool Street station, some 30 metres below the streets.


Concrete shuttle approaching Paddington station Photos – Fit-out of the Crossrail tunnels

New images released by Crossrail highlight the latest fit-out activity underway in the tunnels between Royal Oak Portal and Bond Street.


IMG_7442 Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station

Deep under Euston station lies a network of long disused tunnels and a tiny ticket office that have rarely been seen by anyone for over 50 years, until now.


IMG_1467-500x333 Your name on an underground railway sleeper

There's a chance to have your name engraved onto metal and mounted onto the Post Office Railway.


Southwark Station Ticket Alert: Tube Station Architecture Tours

The Transport Museum has announced that it is going to be running a series of tours of tube stations focusing on their architecture.


IMG_5555 Photos from Down Street’s Disused Tube Station

Later this week, tickets will go on sale for a chance to go into one of London Underground's more significant abandoned tube stations, and here is a preview of what the tours will include.


IMG_5647-500x333 Ticket Alert: Disused tunnel tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a new round of tunnel and disused station tours, with tickets going on sale next week.


IMG_5358 Photos from inside Crossrail’s tunnels

Deep under the centre of London, Crossrail is laying some rather unusual railway tracks that are not often used in the UK... they float.


25553220682_c3855126a9_k 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.


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