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

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

A month of free travel on the London Overground
A month of free travel on the London Overground

As compensation for the lengthy delays on the Gospel Oak to Barking line, September will be a month of free travel, funded by the train manufacturer.

Southeastern rail franchise extended – and cancelled
Southeastern rail franchise extended – and cancelled

The Southeastern rail franchise, operated by Govia has been extended again, to April 2020 – but wont now be put up for formal tender to be renewed after that.

New photos show the current state of Crossrail stations
New photos show the current state of Crossrail stations

Although the opening of the line has been delayed to whenever, and the costs are uncertain, works are still going on inside the Crossrail stations.

New entrance opens at West Hampstead station
New entrance opens at West Hampstead station

Nealy a year later than planned, the cramped old ticket hall leading down narrow stairs at West Hampstead station have been replaced with a huge new entrance building and much wider staircases.

Tickets Alert: Affordable vintage train trips
Tickets Alert: Affordable vintage train trips

A relief from the prices that steam trains have to charge for trips, as a 1950s vintage trains offers affordable runs along part of the Metropolitan line in September.

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

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

For sale – tube train carriage with fireplace, slightly used
For sale – tube train carriage with fireplace, slightly used

It arrived in the 1940s, and has been in Cornwall ever since, but a former London Underground railway carriage is up for sale.

Vintage London Underground clocks to be added to Chadwell Heath station
Vintage London Underground clocks to be added to Chadwell Heath station

Tapping into some unspent local developer funding, a local group has managed to get two vintage London Underground clocks for their railway station.

Unusual train on the Met line this August Bank Holiday
Unusual train on the Met line this August Bank Holiday

Prepare to see a very rare sight on the Metropolitan line this coming August Bank Holiday, with a special locomotive tour taking place.

London Underground gets approval for Colindale station rebuild
London Underground gets approval for Colindale station rebuild

A radical rebuild of Colindale tube station on the Northern line has been approved by Barnet Council.

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

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

Watford High Street station to close for repair works
Watford High Street station to close for repair works

The London Overground station at Watford High Street is having to close for upgrade works next month to repair an aging staircase.

Final Crossrail costs are “unknown” warns report
Final Crossrail costs are “unknown” warns report

A report by Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned that the final bill for the already over-budget Crossrail project cannot be foreseen.

HS2 railway to get a driverless shuttle service
HS2 railway to get a driverless shuttle service

A spur railway off the HS2 line at Birmingham could use a driverless automated train to provide a link between the mainline railway and the airport.

Mobile phone coverage coming to London Underground tunnels
Mobile phone coverage coming to London Underground tunnels

People traveling along part of the Jubilee line will soon be able to use their mobile phones while still in the tunnels.

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

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

Avoid King’s Cross station over the August Bank Holiday
Avoid King’s Cross station over the August Bank Holiday

This coming August bank holiday is not a time to be using King’s Cross station, as a lot of the lines will be closed.

London Underground’s Northern line extension – a construction update
London Underground’s Northern line extension – a construction update

At Battersea Power Station station, the civils team have been drawing their activities to a close as the site transitions into the ‘fit out’ stage of works with multiple specialist sub-contractors now on board.

Major upgrade of Gatwick railway station approved
Major upgrade of Gatwick railway station approved

The government has agreed to a £150 million upgrade to Gatwick Airport’s railway station to cope with current and growing demand.

Ride a new “steam train” in South London
Ride a new “steam train” in South London

South London’s newest steam train will start to carry its first passengers from next week.

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

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

London railway upgrades – a progress report
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. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this will inform you.

Jubilee line train drove with doors open due to ‘poor training and tiredness’
Jubilee line train drove with doors open due to ‘poor training and tiredness’

Last September, a Jubilee line train was driven at over 60km/h between two stations with its doors open in several carriages, a report from the Rail Accident investigation has found.