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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

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.

Step-free access planned for Stanmore tube station

Plans to build flats on the car park at Stanmore station have been amended to keep most of the car park and add step-free access to the tube station.

First of the new South Western Railway trains have arrived

The first of South Western Railway’s (SWR) fleet of new suburban trains has arrived on the network ahead of a full programme of testing beginning next month.

The DLR has started sealing off the end doors

Since yesterday (Friday 12 June), DLR has been taking the first and last sets of doors out of use on all trains to further protect Passenger Service Agents.

London’s weekly railway news

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

New photos show HS2’s southern tunnel portal

Initial photos have been released of the building site where HS2 tunnels will dive under the M25 and tunnel their way beneath the Chilterns towards Birmingham.

No trains from Kings Cross next weekend

Network Rail is warning that there will not be any trains in or out of London King’s Cross, and no Thameslink services via Finsbury Park, on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June.

Construction works resuming on London’s transport network

Transport for London has announced that upgrade works are to resume at its sites as the lockdown regulations are relaxed.

The time the London Underground reached Windsor

It was once possible to catch a London Underground train out as far as Windsor, in Berkshire. 

HS2 wins court case over Euston tunnels design

HS2 has won a court case which threatened to seriously alter their plans to dig train tunnels to Euston station.

London’s weekly railway news

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

Wearing face masks to become mandatory on public transport

The government has announced that it is making the wearing facemasks on public transport mandatory from Monday 15th June.

First photo of HS2 tunnel boring machines

HS2 has released the first picture of one the two TBMs that will spend around three years digging the longest and deepest HS2 tunnels – from just inside the M25 to South Heath in Buckinghamshire.

London Underground stations starting to reopen

When the lockdown struck, London Underground closed a number of tube stations, but they’re starting to open again.

Crossrail trains cleared to use the Heathrow tunnel

Last month, a significant achievement took place on the Crossrail project, which is far more important than the headlines make it seem to be.

Higher fares for commuters to fund London’s transport upgrades?

Commuters from outside London may need to pay more for their fares to fund London transport upgrades, a report into how to pay for the capital’s upgrades has suggested.