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New fleet of London Overground trains shown off

The first of a fleet of new trains for the London Overground and TfL Rail routes has been shown off, with USB charging points and a brand new seat moquette.


New Bank tube station entrance in final stages ahead of opening

The exceptionally delayed new entrance to Bank tube station looks increasingly close to be opened at last.


Crossrail ventilation shaft crowned in purple wildflowers

A ventilation and access shaft for the Elizabeth line at Canning Town has been covered in purple wildflowers, supplied by the same firm that laid out the wildflower meadows for the London 2012 Olympics.


See inside Crossrail’s Farringdon Station

An almost modest ticket hall conceals a marvel deeper underground as Crossrail gave the public their first chance to see the massive platforms that will soon throng with paying passengers.


London Underground places £1.5 billion order for new Piccadilly line tube trains

TfL has announced that it's awarding Siemens a contract of around £1.5bn to design and build 94 new generation tube trains for use on the Piccadilly line.


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Local students design posters for Elizabeth line trains

If you've traveled on the new TfL Rail/Elizabeth line trains out of Paddington, you might have spotted the posters -- created by local students.


Tube strike – CANCELLED – on the London Underground this Thursday

There is a planned tube strike on the London Underground tomorrow (Thur 14th June) that is expected to completely shut-down the Jubilee line.


New artworks installed by Crossrail in the Elizabeth line stations

The fabrication and installation of five of the artworks being integrated into the new Elizabeth stations in central London is now underway, ahead of the opening of the railway this December.


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Ride a rare railway with Chiltern Railways on Sunday

This Sunday (10th June), thanks to engineering works, there's a chance to take a trip along a little used bit of railway in West London.


Tube strike could knock out the Jubilee line on Wednesday

A tube strike planned by RMT and ASLEF members this Wednesday (6th June) is likely to totally eliminate the Jubilee line, although a threatened walkout on the District line has now been cancelled.


Tickets Alert: Five steam trains coming to Epping

This weekend, the Epping Ongar heritage railway, at the end of the Central line, will be hosting a grand total of five steam trains chugging decoratively through the Essex countryside.


Crossrail 2 reviewing route options following consultations

Following a consultation in 2015, and the announcement last Autumn of a costs review, Crossrail 2 has been looking at some of the alternative options for the railway line.


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