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London Overground’s GOBLIN to close for 10 weekends
London Overground’s GOBLIN to close for 10 weekends

The Gospel Oak to Barking line on the London Overground is to be closed every weekend from late August to late October, due to engineering works. The line has already suffered years of disruption, but Network Rail says that these

Thames Clipper service extending towards Barking Riverside
Thames Clipper service extending towards Barking Riverside

The new housing development at Barking Riverside is to be added to the Thames Clipper service next year, after a new pier is constructed at the site.

Queen Victoria’s private railway station at Nine Elms
Queen Victoria’s private railway station at Nine Elms

In 1854, a new railway station opened in London, but only the Royal Family was allowed to use it — this was Queen Victoria’s private railway station.

Pushing ahead with the London Overground upgrade
Pushing ahead with the London Overground upgrade

A number of upgrades for the London Overground’s East London line are to be pushed ahead to take advantage of government funding.

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

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

Crossrail’s 5-week blockade to catch up with lockdown backlog
Crossrail’s 5-week blockade to catch up with lockdown backlog

Crossrail has confirmed that it plans to pause all train testing in the tunnels during August to allow the construction teams to catch up with the backlog caused by the Covid lockdown.

Proposal to reopen Camberwell railway station
Proposal to reopen Camberwell railway station

The on-off plans to reopen Camberwell station in South London are back on again after the government included the station in a list to be considered for reopening.

Tube should be driverless – says Prime Minister
Tube should be driverless – says Prime Minister

At a visit to a tube train factory, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has called for future tube trains to be driverless to beat the unions.

The tube station signs inside a McVities factory
The tube station signs inside a McVities factory

Next to the railway in North London is the largest biscuit factory in Europe, producing 27 million biscuits every day – and they have tube roundels inside the factory.

Isle of Wight tube trains could return to London
Isle of Wight tube trains could return to London

It’s been confirmed that one of the Isle of Wight tube trains could make a return to London in the near future.

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

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

Ride on one of London’s minature steam trains
Ride on one of London’s minature steam trains

We all love a steam train and dotted around London are a number of miniature steam railways to ride on.

South Kensington tube station upgrade planning application filed
South Kensington tube station upgrade planning application filed

After several years of preparatory work, the formal planning application has now been filed to upgrade South Kensington tube station.

Peckham Rye railway station upgrade moves closer
Peckham Rye railway station upgrade moves closer

Peckham Rye station has secured a £1 million grant in funding to work on designs for a more accessible station with more capacity and better facilities for passengers.

Euston station’s 1960s parcel ramp demolished for HS2
Euston station’s 1960s parcel ramp demolished for HS2

A large space occupied by a beautifully ugly road ramp at Euston station has been cleared to make way for new HS2 platforms.

London Underground’s Northern line extension construction restarting
London Underground’s Northern line extension construction restarting

A series of updates posted on the Northern line extension website has outlined how they are restarting work in their socially distanced construction sites.

Millwall football club mural for railway arches
Millwall football club mural for railway arches

A railway arch on the approach of Millwall football club has been given a makeover by the artist Lionel Stanhope the style he has popularised.

Watch a steam locomotive fired up for the first time 80 years
Watch a steam locomotive fired up for the first time 80 years

Tomorrow (Saturday 27th June) there will be a chance to see a steam locomotive fired up for the first time in 80 years following restoration works.

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

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

TfL step closer to takeover of Great Northern line into Moorgate
TfL step closer to takeover of Great Northern line into Moorgate

The Great Northern line out of Moorgate to Stevenage could be handed to TfL as plans to devolve them took a step forward.

See Crossrail from above
See Crossrail from above

Drone footage of the new Crossrail stations has been released showing future Elizabeth line stations from far above.

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

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

Stephenson’s Rocket made from LEGO
Stephenson’s Rocket made from LEGO

In this the 190th anniversary of the first passenger railway service*, and there’s a proposal for a LEGO model of Stephenson’s Rocket locomotive.

You can drive a Bakerloo line train with Train Sim World 2
You can drive a Bakerloo line train with Train Sim World 2

A train driver simulator is about to be upgraded and will include the Bakerloo line so you can pretend to be a tube train driver at home.