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Parcel lockers coming to more TfL stations
Parcel lockers coming to more TfL stations

A trial of putting parcel lockers for online shopping in TfL car parks and stations is to be substantially expanded.

Debden station on the Central line goes step-free
Debden station on the Central line goes step-free

Debden tube station has become the latest to get step-free access with the opening of a new footbridge with lifts linking the two platforms.

Toy train packaging turns into a London Underground station
Toy train packaging turns into a London Underground station

A few years ago, a father of a 4-year old boy turned to a 3D printer to make some London Underground trains, and now they’re on sale.

Take a ride on one of London’s miniature steam trains
Take a ride on one of London’s miniature steam trains

We all love a steam train, and while the big beasts make occasional weekend trips through the city, there are a surprisingly large number of miniature steam trains chugging along little railways around parts of London as well.

Heathrow Airport’s western rail link put on hold
Heathrow Airport’s western rail link put on hold

Plans for a western rail link to Heathrow Aiport have been paused by Network Rail.

Kidbrooke station’s new ticket office opens
Kidbrooke station’s new ticket office opens

A new ticket office building has opened at Kidbrooke station in southeast London, replacing a small brick building that used to be on the site.

A call for improved cycling provison at railway stations
A call for improved cycling provison at railway stations

Provision for electric scooters, bikes and other personal transport vehicles should be incorporated into railway stations and transport interchanges, according to a joint research project

London Overground could be split into individual lines
London Overground could be split into individual lines

The London Overground, a huge swathe of Orange on the tube map could be broken up into individually named lines, if Sadiq Khan is reelected as Mayor of London next month.

Bid on some amazing transport experiences for charity
Bid on some amazing transport experiences for charity

A host of special behind the scenes tours, experiences, and unique rides are up for grabs in a charity auction.

Epping Ongar and Bluebell heritage railways to restart trains
Epping Ongar and Bluebell heritage railways to restart trains

Two of London’s local heritage railways have confirmed that they will be able to reopen, with some limitations, from the middle of May.

London’s weekly railway news
London’s weekly railway news

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Southwark considers Tram alternative to Bakerloo line extension
Southwark considers Tram alternative to Bakerloo line extension

Southwark council is to investigate the viability of a tram network as an alternative to the Bakerloo line extension.

Thames Clipper wins Hammersmith Bridge ferry contract
Thames Clipper wins Hammersmith Bridge ferry contract

Thames Clipper, the River Thames river-bus service has won the contract to run a temporary ferry service while the Hammersmith bridge is closed to traffic.

How London Transport’s roundel was nearly a rabbit
How London Transport’s roundel was nearly a rabbit

London’s transport is world-famous for its roundel, but just under a century ago, it nearly became a rabbit – Wilfred the Rabbit.

West Ealing station goes step-free as part of Crossrail upgrades
West Ealing station goes step-free as part of Crossrail upgrades

West Ealing station, which is one stop beyond Ealing Broadway has an entirely new entrance and has gone step-free for the first time.

London’s weekly railway news
London’s weekly railway news

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Radical revamp of Peckham Rye station proposed
Radical revamp of Peckham Rye station proposed

Peckham Rye station, a cramped building with lots of narrow staircases could get a radical upgrade if plans by Network Rail are approved.

Liverpool Street station increases cycle racks by a quarter
Liverpool Street station increases cycle racks by a quarter

New double-decker cycle racks have been installed at Liverpool Street station, increasing the capacity for bikes at the station by 25%.

TfL to take full ownership of the DLR’s Lewisham extension
TfL to take full ownership of the DLR’s Lewisham extension

It looks and operates like the rest of the DLR, but the tunnels and tracks between Island Gardens and Lewisham are owned by a private company.

HS2 starts work on its north-west London viaduct
HS2 starts work on its north-west London viaduct

Construction work has started on what will be the UK’s longest railway viaduct, and it’s to be built in north-west London for HS2.

TfL accepts offer to extend its emergency funding deal
TfL accepts offer to extend its emergency funding deal

TfL has secured an extension of its emergency funding package for a further 7 weeks.

London’s weekly railway news
London’s weekly railway news

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Decommissioned London Underground kit on sale next week
Decommissioned London Underground kit on sale next week

A load of old signs and equipment from the London Underground will be on discounted sale next week at the London Transport Museum.

Acton Main Line station goes step-free with new ticket office
Acton Main Line station goes step-free with new ticket office

The tiny shed of a ticket office at Acton Main Line station has been replaced with a large ticket office and lifts to the platform added to the station.