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Crossrail 2 reviewing route options following consultations

Following a consultation in 2015, and the announcement last Autumn of a costs review, Crossrail 2 has been looking at some of the alternative options for the railway line.


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DLR station upgrade in pictures

The Limehouse DLR station, which also has an interchange with the C2C railway is getting an upgrade at the moment, but it's running rather late.


London’s weekly railway news #254

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See the latest photos from Crossrail/Elizabeth line stations and tunnels

The first footage of the new Elizabeth line trains being tested in the Crossrail tunnels under London has been released, along with new photos of the construction progress.


The year a DLR train visited Manchester

Shortly before arriving in London, a Docklands Light Railway train paid a visit to Manchester and carried excited passengers on short test trips.


Tube, Tram and Rail upgrades approved by TfL

Two tube stations, a train station, and a bit of tram track have all been given funding for upgrade works to commence.


Hackney Wick’s brutalist new London Overground station opens

The Southbank Centre has come to Hackney Wick in the form of a stunning new London Overground station, with vast expanses of wood shuttering concrete offset with weathering steel.


Thameslink to get a new station in North London

Plans to build a new Thameslink station in Brent Cross have taken a step forward after the compulsory purchase order was formally signed.


30th Anniversary of the Thameslink service

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Thameslink line services through central London. The first trains ran on the 16th May 1988, but the launch was marred by cancellations after a train developed a fault.


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London Underground tests a signalling upgrade

London Underground has taken a step closer to upgrading the signalling on four of its lines, with live tests of the new system over the weekend.


Vintage tube train arrives at the Epping Ongar railway

The heritage railway at Epping, formerly part of the Central line has gained its very own tube train, a 1959 era Northern line carriage.


Visit an abandoned railway tunnel and viaduct

Many towns have bits of abandoned railway, maybe a tunnel or a viaduct, but there are few that have both. Such a place is Winchester, and this is a tale of a lost railway.


London’s weekly railway news #252

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