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Crossrail supplied sea-wall breached in Essex

Several million tonnes of soil dug from under London by Crossrail have been used to build a new sea wall around an island in the Thames Estuary. Over the weekend, the wall was breached and saltwater flooded the farmland. This


3D maps of every Underground station

TfL has released another batch of documents which show every underground station in glorious 3D format.


3D maps of every Underground station – CDEFG

TfL has released another batch of documents which show every underground station in glorious 3D format.


3D maps of every Underground station – HIJKLM

TfL has released another batch of documents which show every underground station in glorious 3D format.


3D maps of every Underground station – NOPQRS

TfL has released another batch of documents which show every underground station in glorious 3D format.


3D maps of every Underground station – TUVW

TfL has released another batch of documents which show every underground station in glorious 3D format.


More tours of WW2 deep-level shelters planned

TfL has confirmed that it plans to open up one of the WW2 deep-level shelters to the public more often, subject to being able to make some adjustments to the surface building.


See some 3D maps of Central line tube stations

TfL has released a batch of 3D maps of Central line tube stations, following a Freedom of Information request.


Photos – Walking through a Crossrail tunnel

Today, some 500 people will have the chance to walk through the Crossrail tunnel that runs under the Thames at Woolwich.


Tickets to walk through a Crossrail tunnel

Fancy walking through a Crossrail tunnel next month? Well, you can if you are quick as they are offering a chance to walk through the tunnel at Woolwich.


Watch films inside Charing Cross tube station

You wait ages for a disused tube station story, and two come along at once. Such as this opportunity to watch some classic movies inside a disused tube station.


Photos from inside Down Street disused tube station

Just over 80 years ago, a tube station closed to the public due there being insufficient public interested in using it. Now it could open again, as a tourist attraction.


Post Office Railway orders new trains

The British Postal Museum & Archive has announced that transport engineering specialist Severn Lamb has been brought on board to develop and construct the train for the Mail Rail ride, opening as part of The Postal Museum in 2016.


Tours of disused tube stations and tunnels announced

Later this year there will be two opportunities to visit either, or both, of an underground WW2 shelter, or a disused tube station.


Holborn tube station’s unexpected gift to particle physics research

The hunt for an elusive particle critical to physics once saw Holborn tube station used for a revolutionary science experiment.


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