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London Underground Moquette at Canary Wharf

The main shopping centre at Canary Wharf is doing something exceptionally rare this weekend – they are admitting that men like to buy clothes. Throughout the year, the place puts on lots of shopping events for the ladies, but the


The Crystal Palace Subway Tunnel

I was interested to read this morning of a campaign to reopen a long disused tunnel at Crystal Palace that I have long wanted to poke rather more than just a nose inside for a look at. It’s actually a


A 3D model of Bank Tube Station – and a look at the upgrade plans

If planning permission is granted, then six years of building and tunnelling works will start at Bank tube station from 2015 to fix the notorious bottleneck at the Northern Line. To explain this mammoth task, TfL announced earlier this week


The underground railway in North Korea

About 7 years ago I was finishing a long stint of very hard work, and feeling weary, decided to book a holiday… to North Korea. Because that is the sort of holiday I like to take. Tourists are not routinely


More details of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary Events

You may recall that the Transport Museum has secured a grant to restore an old carriage in time for the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, which takes place in 2013. A few more details have been released by London


Changes Announced to London’s only Parliamentary Train Service

Regular readers may recall my rather fun little trip earlier this year on the Parliamentary Train that is needed to keep a bit of little used railway track near Clapham Junction legally open. I mentioned at the time, that the


Fancy testing part of a future Crossrail Station?

If you use the tube station at Victoria, then you already are! An area within one of the busiest parts of the already very busy Victoria station was changed a couple of months ago to test some sample materials that


100th Anniversary of the Escalator on London Underground

Tomorrow (Tue 4th Oct) marks 100 years since the first moving staircase was demonstrated on the London Underground, at Earl’s Court station to be specific. Not sure if TfL is planning to have a cake or other celebration though. There


A tour of the Crossrail tunnel portal at Royal Oak

In around 2018, when the first Crossrail passengers come into London from the West, they leave the existing overland railway near Royal Oak tube station and dip down into the tunnels that will run under the city. In order for


A mysterious structure in the Vaults under London Bridge train station

Regular users of London Bridge station will doubtless be aware that the mainline platforms are raised a couple of stories above the surrounding road, supported on massive brick arches. These arches are visible in the form of roads that run