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London’s weekly railway news #162

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… London Underground Preparations for the London Night Tube are well underway, with staff being tested on their ability to evacuate stations and even deal with vegetable soup splashed around train carriages to


Huge water cooled ventilation fan installed in the Victoria Line

A new water cooled ventilation fan roughly twice the height of a double-decker bus has been installed on the Victoria line to help cool one of the warmest stations on the Underground.


More police for the Night Tube launch

Probably inevitably, it has been announced that there will be more police on the London Underground as the night tube launches this coming Friday.


Another increase in Lost Property left on London Transport

Umbrellas, bags, gloves, books, keys, all left behind on London's public transport services and meticulously catalogued by the Lost Property Office.


London’s weekly railway news #161

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


London tube train capacities

Ever wondered just how many people can fit into a London Underground tube train? Nope? Bet you are now!


London’s weekly railway news #160

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


A forgotten railway… the line that starts nowhere and goes nowhere

A wonderful 5 minute video has been dug up by the BBC archives of the North London line when it used to run from Richmond to the now demolish Broad Street Station.


20 photos of the new Crossrail / Elizabeth line trains

Earlier today, the media were shown a working Elizabeth line train, currently being tested at Bombardier's facility in Derby.


London’s weekly railway news #159

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


A proposal to rename the Northern Line

When the Crossrail project announced that it would be called the Elizabeth line, few realised it was the second attempt to have an Elizabeth line in London.


Crossrail completes Acton railway dive-under

Crossrail has announced that a critical dive-under section of railway track just outside Paddington station has been structurally completed, and is on schedule to open early next year.


London’s weekly railway news #158

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… London Underground The costs of entering and leaving a tube station without catching a train Diamond Geezer ‘Stores will close’ if Tube station entrance is closed during upgrade work, warn traders Islington


New tube map released — and tube art tours announced

A new tube map has been released showing of the London Underground's art installations, and this coming Sunday, there is a chance to tour of some of those artworks.


Photos from Crossrail’s Liverpool Street station

Crossrail has released photos of the recently completed platforms at Liverpool Street station, some 30 metres below the streets.


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