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London’s weekly railway news #246

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… London Underground ASLEF members on the District line will strike on Friday 13 April in a dispute over the company’s failure to stick to the agreed policy on dealing with SPADs ASLEF

London Overground station at West Hampstead getting a new entrance

Works are underway at the moment at West Hampstead station to build an entirely new and much larger entrance to deal with the problem of the current tiny ticket hall.

London steam railway set for major extension

A steam railway in South-West London has been given permission for a major extension of the railway line.

Public open day at Crossrail’s Custom House station

Sitting next to the DLR and the huge Excel exhibition centre, when it opens, Custom House will be the only above ground station in Crossrail's central section.

London’s weekly railway news #245

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

16 new photos show off Crossrail stations and tunnels

New images released by Crossrail have shown off construction progress across the route converting the construction sites into the Elizabeth line.

Elizabeth line confirms it will cap fares at Oyster card rates

Not the biggest surprise in the world, but it has been officially stated that the new Elizabeth line will be part of the London travel card zone system.

London’s weekly railway news #244

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

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 couple of months.

Crossrail art exhibition opens in Whitechapel

Each of the main stations for the future Elizabeth line will have their own monumental art installations, and a display has opened showing some of them off to the public.

Final two artworks announced for the Crossrail project

Two artists have been commissioned to install new sculptures outside the new Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station. Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will create her first permanent UK installation at Broadgate, while the British artist Conrad Shawcross will create a bronze

Half price sale on Virgin Trains from Thursday

Virgin Trains is holding a Spring Seat Sale with up to 52% off selected First and Standard advance fares, with tickets starting from just £5.

Network Rail connects existing rail network with Crossrail tunnels

The rail connection between the national rail network and the Crossrail tunnels has been successfully completed, linking east to west through Central London for the first time.

Another Crossrail station tour announced

There's a chance to visit the next in the series of tours that Crossrail are running of their stations over the next few months.

Exhibition marks 150 years of St Pancras (International) Station

This coming October will mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of St Pancras station, and its modern incarnation is holding a mini-exhibition to mark the anniversary.