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South Western Railway may lose its license

South Western Railway (SWR) could lose its franchise just a few years after it took over the line from Stagecoach's South West Trains.


Government plans to close Newhaven Marine rail station

One of the more delightful quirks of British Railways could come to an end, with the planned closure of Newhaven Marine station.


Epping Ongar Railway reports record visitor numbers

London's nearest full size heritage railway, the Epping Ongar Railway says that its had its busiest year yet, thanks largely to themed events on the railway.


HS2 costs rise, reports delayed, but what’s the alternative?

A leaked report has suggested that the embattled HS2 railway project could see costs rise even further to £106 billion - from the £88 billion expected last year.


London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


See a Finnish steam train in Barking

Down among the warehouses and scrap yards of Barking can be found a most curious sight - a steam train.


Star Trek takes over a London Underground station

Set your phasers to stunning, as Piccadilly Circus tube station has been renamed as PICARDilly Circus for the next couple of days -- as part of a promotional tie-in with the Star Trek: Picard TV series.


London’s newest train station – Barking Riverside

In an empty wasteland surround by a mix of empty fields and derelict buildings, a brand new railway station is being built for the London Overground.


Crossrail updates opening date again – now Summer 2021

Crossrail has announced that it expects to be able to open the Elizabeth line during the Summer of 2021 -- earlier than the "autumn" opening date suggested earlier this week.


London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


Help design HS2’s railway bits

All railways have big attention grabbing stations and trains, but the bulk of the railway is, well, the railway itself, and now HS2 wants your opinions on what it should look like.


Take a trip on London Underground’s Watford North Curve

This weekend (11th-12th Jan) is a chance to ride a short stretch of London Underground track that's not often used.


Report calls for more investment in London’s public transport

A report has been published that puts forward an argument that contrary to headlines and political posturing, public transport investment is not massively biased towards London.


More delays for Crossrail – won’t open until late 2021

The Crossrail project is likely to be delayed by as much as three-years from its original opening date, Transport for London’s commissioner Mike Brown has confirmed.