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West Hampstead overground station upgrade completed

West Hampstead's London Overground station has -- rather later than originally expected -- completed a major upgrade.

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 over the past few months.

O2 to offer phone calls in London Underground tunnels

The phone network, O2 has joined Vodafone in committing to offering mobile phone coverage on the London Underground.

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Watford Junction station could become a “super-hub”

A new Watford Junction to Aylesbury rail service, along with a new link between Stevenage and Luton are two of the proposals being put forward by Hertfordshire Council.

TfL expects Mayor’s fare freeze to end in 2021

The ongoing fares freeze on TfL services could be coming to an end, with TfL's financial forecasts now expecting fares to rise by above inflation rates from January 2021.

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Help complete a narrow gauge railway for South London

A few years ago a dream was announced, to create a narrow gauge railway in South London for visitors to the Victorian steam engines at Crossness.

More trains on the London Overground

There will be a more frequent and earlier trains on parts of the London Overground from next week.

Behind the scenes at Crossrail’s Liverpool Street station

Of all the Crossrail stations, few have as many superlatives as Liverpool Street - the deepest, the widest platforms, the longest, the one that links two tube stations, the one that was part built before Crossrail was even authorised.

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Major disruption for King’s Cross station during Jan and Feb

As part of the East Coast Mainline upgrade, King’s Cross station will close completely for two weekends in the early part of 2020, and be disrupted at weekends through most of Jan and Feb.

Intercity 125 train restored to original British Rail livery

One of the last InterCity 125 High Speed Trains to run on the East Coast is being restored to its original British Rail colours ahead of a special set of commemorative trips.

New tube map released – now reaches to Reading

A new tube map has been released ahead of the official launch of TfL Rail services out to Reading in a couple of weeks time.

Crossrail unveils a Dead Man’s Penny

A new plaque has been unveiled outside Crossrail's Woolwich station featuring a so-called Dead Man's Penny, given to the next of kin of those killed during WW1.