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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.

Unbuilt London: The almost story of a loop railway under Southwark

Imagine a tube tunnel running under Southwark and the City, but carrying full size mainline trains -- and you would be imagining something that was actually proposed.

Crossrail holding talks about Bedlam excavations

Starting this week, Crossrail is hosting a weekly briefing on its archeology dig at Liverpool Street which aims to recover some 3,000 remains from the Bedlam burial site.

Range Rover drives a car through a Crossrail tunnel

In a blatant PR stunt, but one that looks like it was quite fun, Range Rover have driven one of their cars along a Crossrail tunnel.

Free tours of Crossrail building sites announced

There will be a chance to go behind the scenes at a number of Crossrail building sites during the 6th-7th March, as part of the construction industry's Open Doors event.

Crossrail tunnel boring machine breaks into Liverpool St Station

Another of the Crossrail tunnel boring machines have made their dramatic breakthroughs into an underground cavern -- this time the eastern end of Liverpool Street Crossrail station.

Layout maps of Kings Cross tube station

Ever get lost at King's Cross tube station and wonder where all those tunnels and corridors really lead to?