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London’s weekly railway news #226

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


Pedestrian and cyclist crossing planned for the Thames

A new way for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the Thames has long been planned, and now a consultation has opened on what sort of crossing we will get.


Tunneling breakthrough for the Northern Line extension

The tunnel boring machines drilling two new tube tunnels under South London have broken through at Kennington, having started their work at Battersea Power Station.


See the pirate Chocolate Express bus

Back in the days before buses came in every color called red, London had pirate buses that were coloured chocolate.


Where the London Underground gets fresh air through an old graveyard

A small side street near Cannon Street railway station marks the site of a ancient graveyard, and today, a ventilation shaft for the London Underground.


A list of London’s fictional tube stations

London has many disused tube stations, but also a lot of tube stations that never existed, other than as celluloid imaginations -- these are the fictional tube stations that have graced TV and film.


London’s weekly railway news #225

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


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. If you've ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this is what's going on.


Crossrail starts restoration of Kingsway Subway

A disused tram tunnel under Holborn is set to be restored by Crossrail after it served an innovative purpose during the tunneling work in the area.


London’s weekly railway news #224

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


TfL speeds up Oyster Card ticket collection

Following an upgrade that was rolled out yesterday afternoon, you can now top up an Oyster card and collect the credit from any bus, as well as at any Tube or rail station within London.


Abbey Wood station – the unexpected jewel in Crossrail’s crown

A new railway station opened at the weekend, far from the hustle and bustle associated with Crossrail, and yet I suspect has the potential to become the most interesting station on the entire Elizabeth line.


Tickets Alert: Chance to walk along a railway track

Normally, walking along a railway track that carries trains is a very bad idea -- but one day next month, a full 11 miles of railway will be opened up for the public to walk along.


London’s weekly railway news #223

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


Two new London Overground stations planned for West London

The details for two new stations for the London Overground have been announced, with each of them serving separate branches south of Willesden Junction.


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