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First Crossrail Tunnel completed

The first large scale redundancy on the Crossrail project has taken place -- as the first of their mighty tunnel boring machines has completed its work.


A look at Tottenham Court Road tube station upgrade works

Anyone passing near CenterPoint tower over the past few years cannot help to have noticed the huge construction site on the corner for the future Crossrail station.


Exhibition about the Bank tube station upgrade

Just a notice that there will be a public exhibition next week showing off the latest plans to upgrade the overcrowded Bank tube station.


Chance to go inside a disused tube station

Of the closed tube stations that litter the London Underground, two top the list of stations that people want to visit. One is Down Street, near Hyde Park as it was used as a WW2 command centre, and the other


80th anniversary of the closure of the British Museum tube station

On this morning 80 years ago, just after midnight, a tube station closed its doors for the very last time, and a few hours later, two new platforms came into use at another station just a couple of hundred yards away.


Photos from inside an abandoned tube tunnel

Just under 100 years ago, an extension of the Northern Line running under the Thames opened to the public, but 26 years later it would be hit by a German bomb and flooded. It is still sealed off to this day.


50 years ago – a huge steel umbrella for Oxford Circus tube station

50 years ago this weekend, a massive operation was undertaken to open a giant umbrella over what was to become Oxford Circus tube station.


Decorate your kitchen as if it’s a tube station

Ever fancied decorating your kitchen or bathroom so that it looks like it is is part of an old London Underground tube station?


Photos of the abandoned Post Office Railway go on display

One of London's great hidden marvels is the subterranean Post Office Railway running under the centre of the city and now, sadly mothballed.


New Crossrail photos released — and a small error?

Crossrail have released a few photos of the construction work being carried out at Tottenham Court Road at what is primarily a London Underground upgrade site, with a box on the corner for passengers to descend to the Crossrail tunnels below.


Unveiling a memorial to the Moorgate tube crash

A memorial was unveiled earlier today to commemorate the 43 people who died in the Moorgate railway accident that took place on the 28th February 1975.


A few photos of the “secret” Whitehall cable tunnel

Tunnel enthusiasts, and conspiracy theorists will be well aware of a large tunnel running under Whitehall -- often codenamed as Q-Whitehall.


An art event inside a disused tube station

Aldwych tube station -- opened in 1907 and closed down in 1994 -- is to open again for one of its occasional public events.


Rare chance to ride a vintage tube train around the Kennington Loop

A rare chance for tube-geeks to ride on a bit of the network that is not normally open to the public -- and to do so in a vintage tube train no less.


A look at the Crossrail tunnels under Oxford Street

As anyone who has used the area over the past few years will have known, much of the area around Tottenham Court Road tube station is a huge Crossrail construction site.


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