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20 years since Aldwych Station closed

On the 30th September 1994, the metal gates were closed for the final time at Aldwych tube station.


A glimpse at Baker Street station’s sealed off exit

Plans have been announced to try and spruce up a subway next to Baker Street station that has a curious secret within it.


New tunnel opens at King’s Cross station

The complex of tunnels and entrances at King's Cross tube station gained another addition recently, a stunning tunnel with a permanently changing lighting effect.


Chance to visit some Crossrail building sites

As part of the London Open House Weekend, a number of Crossrail building sites will also be opening their hoardings to the public.


Crossrail Tunnels uncovered at Paddington

The new Crossrail station box being dug down at Paddington has dug down deep enough to reach the tunnels drilled out by the tunnel boring machines -- and now they are demolishing them.


Crossrail tunnelling machine Jessica completes her journey

Crossrail’s tunnel boring machine Jessica has completed a new train tunnel from Limmo Peninsula, near Canning Town, breaking into Victoria Dock Portal in east London.


TV show about London Underground’s flood barriers

Next week, the BBC's Coast TV programme will have a segment about the flood barriers that were installed on the London Underground at the start of WW2.


Steam trains return to the London Underground this weekend

This weekend, steam trains return to central London and will run through London Underground tunnels once more.


Final concrete ring cast for Crossrail tunnels

Crossrail has cast the last of the 250,000 concrete segments that are being used to line the tunnels under London.


TV documentary about Crossrail on BBC2

Something for your diaries, as the BBC is to show a three-part documentary about the construction of the Crossrail tunnels and stations.