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London’s weekly railway news #258

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


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.


London’s weekly railway news #257

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


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.