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Report into Kensington High Street cycle lane published
Report into Kensington High Street cycle lane published

Next week, Kensington and Chelsea council needs to decide what to do about the Kensington High Street cycle lane, and the initial council report has just been published.

A new entrance for King’s Cross tube station
A new entrance for King’s Cross tube station

An isolated box entrance to King’s Cross tube station is to be demolished and replaced with a new step-free entrance as part of a building development.

London’s railway closures over Easter 2021
London’s railway closures over Easter 2021

Although some of the lockdown restrictions should be lifted by Easter, there will be a lot of railway engineering works to prevent too much travelling over the Easter weekend anyway.

Crossrail formally hands Farringdon station over to Transport for London
Crossrail formally hands Farringdon station over to Transport for London

Farringdon’s Elizabeth line station has been officially handed over to Transport for London (TfL) today.

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

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

Final designs for London Underground’s new Piccadilly line trains shown off
Final designs for London Underground’s new Piccadilly line trains shown off

The final design and some of the engineering challenges for a new fleet of London Underground tube trains have been shown off by the manufacturer.

HS2 planning large nature reserve next to the M25 motorway
HS2 planning large nature reserve next to the M25 motorway

The building site where the HS2 railway dips into a tunnel under the Chilterns is to be turned into a large nature reserve once the construction works have finished.

Romford station upgrade works during a covid lockdown
Romford station upgrade works during a covid lockdown

Upgrade works at Romford station to add a new entrance and step-free access are progressing, despite covid restrictions.

Crossrail’s fourth station starts handover process to TfL
Crossrail’s fourth station starts handover process to TfL

Crossrail has started its twelve-week countdown process to handover the running of Paddington station to TfL.

London’s railway upgrades – a progress report
London’s railway upgrades – a progress report

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this is a break-down from TfL of what’s happened in recent months across the rail network.

Protecting the Bakerloo line extension
Protecting the Bakerloo line extension

Although plans for the Bakerloo line extension have been paused for the moment, the route is to be protected from future development

Design for Bank tube station entrance for approval
Design for Bank tube station entrance for approval

Design details for Bank tube station’s new Cannon Street entrance have been submitted to the City of London for planning approval.

Historic Hanwell station gets heritage revival
Historic Hanwell station gets heritage revival

A railway station in West London that was on the Heritage at Risk Register has been restored as part of the Elizabeth line preparations.

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

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

Fewer “roadworks” to affect London’s pavements
Fewer “roadworks” to affect London’s pavements

A TfL scheme that has reduced the number of roadworks on main roads is to be extended to pavements as well.

Flythrough of Luton Airport’s new automated cable railway
Flythrough of Luton Airport’s new automated cable railway

Luton Airport is currently building a new light rail link, and they’ve released a flythrough of the construction so far.

Wish you were here – Keats’ inspired poems on the London Underground
Wish you were here – Keats’ inspired poems on the London Underground

If you’re able to travel by tube train, look out for poems on the Underground by, and about the Romantic poet, John Keats, who died 200 years ago today.

HS2’s Euston tunnel headhouse clad in Victorian-inspired brickwork
HS2’s Euston tunnel headhouse clad in Victorian-inspired brickwork

The design for the surface headhouse building that will give access to the HS2 tunnels on the approach to Euston has been shown off.

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

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

Harringay station upgrades planned
Harringay station upgrades planned

A rather shabby footbridge that acts as the entrance to Harringay station is about to be repaired and upgraded.

c2c to stop Oyster card sales from ticket offices
c2c to stop Oyster card sales from ticket offices

From the end of next month, the rail operator, c2c will stop selling Oyster cards and won’t process top-ups for existing customers through their ticket offices.

Two ugly steam engines join the Epping Ongar Railway
Two ugly steam engines join the Epping Ongar Railway

Two ugly steam locomotives have arrived at Epping and, after restoration will be hauling passengers along the heritage railway.

Crossrail reaches final commissioning phase at Tottenham Court Road station
Crossrail reaches final commissioning phase at Tottenham Court Road station

Crossrail’s side of Tottenham Court Road station has now reached a state of completion that it can start being handed over to TfL to manage.

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

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