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Avoid King’s Cross station over the August Bank Holiday

This coming August bank holiday is not a time to be using King's Cross station, as a lot of the lines will be closed.

London Underground’s Northern line extension – a construction update

At Battersea Power Station station, the civils team have been drawing their activities to a close as the site transitions into the ‘fit out’ stage of works with multiple specialist sub-contractors now on board.

Major upgrade of Gatwick railway station approved

The government has agreed to a £150 million upgrade to Gatwick Airport's railway station to cope with current and growing demand.

Ride a new “steam train” in South London

South London's newest steam train will start to carry its first passengers from next week.

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London railway upgrades – a progress report

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past few months. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this will inform you.

Jubilee line train drove with doors open due to ‘poor training and tiredness’

Last September, a Jubilee line train was driven at over 60km/h between two stations with its doors open in several carriages, a report from the Rail Accident investigation has found.

Boris Johnson wanted gargoyles on London Bridge station

Boris Johnson is reported to have once commented that the redesigned London Bridge station would be improved with gargoyles.

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Bank tube station upgrade project reaches half-way mark

A massive project to upgrade Bank tube station has reached a landmark stage, with over half of the construction work now complete.

London Overground moves closer to building a West London extension

A long running campaign to open up a freight railway in West London for passenger use has received a boost from a supportive TfL report into the line.

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Second entrance at Putney Station moves a step closer

Long running campaign for a second entrance at Putney Station too a step forward when it was revealed that Network Rail is carrying out a feasibility study into the town hall’s proposals.

Bidders invited for new railway tunnel to Heathrow

Network Rail is to host a meeting for construction firms interested in a £900 million contract to build a new railway tunnel to Heathrow Airport.

Canary Wharf cycle bridge delayed due to funding shortage

Plans for a pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Thames linking Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf have been put on hold, due to a shortage of funding.