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London’s weekly railway news #235

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

First train tries out new Northern line extension track

The very first train has travelled on the extension of the Northern Line to Nine Elms and Battersea.

Custom House DLR reopens following Crossrail works

A day early, or several weeks late, depending on your perspective, Custom House DLR has reopened to the public.

Why is the Elizabeth line not on the tube map?

The latest edition of tube map is missing something -- an entire line has been omitted from the map -- where is the Elizabeth line?

Cheap train tickets released by GWR

Great Western Railway (GWR) is releasing 200,000 low(er) cost train tickets for journeys taking place between 21 January 2018 and 28 March 2018.

London’s weekly railway news #234

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

New night tube map cover shown off

The paper night tube map has a new cover -- it's third, designed by London-based artist Marianna Simnett which shows a flock of luminous birds falling against a black night sky.

Final phase of London Bridge railway station opens

London Bridge station reopened today after ten days of major engineering work, marking the countdown to completion of the £1bn redevelopment after more than five years of work.

Canals, spies & politics – the Crossrails that weren’t built

2018 will be the year that Crossrail is completed, and the Elizabeth line is born, yet it could have looked ever so different had previous plans been built.

London’s weekly railway news #233

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

Oxford Street pedestrianisation consultation closes next week

A consultation that could see Oxford Street pedestrianised closes next week.

At £44,995 per person, is this Britain’s most expensive train trip?

What could well be the UK's most expensive train trip has been announced, at a mere £44,995 per person -- but that does get you 10 days of luxury in a steam train.

Photos from the construction of the Piccadilly line extension

We recently marked the 40th anniversary of the Piccadilly line extension to Heathrow Airport, so here are some photos of its construction.

Walthamstow Central tube station could get a second entrance

Plans for a controversial redevelopment in Wathamstow town centre have included an option for a new entrance to the area's main tube station.

Approval given for new tube station at Battersea

Plans for one of the two new tube stations on the Northern line extension have been approved.

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