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HS2’s Euston tunnel headhouse clad in Victorian-inspired brickwork
HS2’s Euston tunnel headhouse clad in Victorian-inspired brickwork

The design for the surface headhouse building that will give access to the HS2 tunnels on the approach to Euston has been shown off.

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

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

Harringay station upgrades planned
Harringay station upgrades planned

A rather shabby footbridge that acts as the entrance to Harringay station is about to be repaired and upgraded.

c2c to stop Oyster card sales from ticket offices
c2c to stop Oyster card sales from ticket offices

From the end of next month, the rail operator, c2c will stop selling Oyster cards and won’t process top-ups for existing customers through their ticket offices.

Two ugly steam engines join the Epping Ongar Railway
Two ugly steam engines join the Epping Ongar Railway

Two ugly steam locomotives have arrived at Epping and, after restoration will be hauling passengers along the heritage railway.

Crossrail reaches final commissioning phase at Tottenham Court Road station
Crossrail reaches final commissioning phase at Tottenham Court Road station

Crossrail’s side of Tottenham Court Road station has now reached a state of completion that it can start being handed over to TfL to manage.

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

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

HS2 gets can do for route through to Crewe
HS2 gets can do for route through to Crewe

The HS2 railway line has been given the formal approval to extend northwards from Birmingham to Crewe – the Phase 2a of the project.

Race the Rails – a London Underground game
Race the Rails – a London Underground game

A brand-new game in collaboration with Transport for London, Race the Rails is where players must race to build Zone 1 of the London Underground by placing tiles on the board.

Virtual tours of the disused Aldwych tube station
Virtual tours of the disused Aldwych tube station

New virtual tours of Aldwych tube station have been announced, including areas not normally included in the physical tours that used to run in pre-lockdown times.

HS2 shows off barn-like ventilation shaft headhouse
HS2 shows off barn-like ventilation shaft headhouse

HS2 has shown off the final design for its ‘barn design’ headhouses that will provide ventilation and emergency access to the Chiltern tunnel just outside the M25 motorway.

Multiple weekend closures of the Victoria-East Croydon line announced
Multiple weekend closures of the Victoria-East Croydon line announced

Due to signalling and track upgrades, Network Rail has announced a large number of weekend closures on the railway between East Croydon and Victoria.

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

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

London Underground adds step-free access to Amersham station
London Underground adds step-free access to Amersham station

Amersham Station, at the western ends of the Metropolitan Line, has gained step-free access after a new lift shaft and walkway opened to the public.

Crossrail needs a “forensic focus” to complete the line on time
Crossrail needs a “forensic focus” to complete the line on time

Crossrail’s management needs to adopt a “determinedly forensic focus” to ensure that Crossrail is delivered to its latest deadline, and within budget, concludes a report by London Assembly’s Transport Committee.

Timelapse video shows Avanti West Coast train refurbishment
Timelapse video shows Avanti West Coast train refurbishment

Avanti West Coast, the franchise that took over the West Coast Main Line franchise from Virgin in 2019 has released a timelapse video of the refurbishment work on some of its trains.

Changes for Elephant & Castle tube station
Changes for Elephant & Castle tube station

As part of the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle, the tube station also needs to be rebuilt, but following discussions with London Underground, changes are being proposed.

The Necropolis railway station to be turned into flats
The Necropolis railway station to be turned into flats

The living could soon reside where the dead once rested on their way to their final resting place, as the Necropolis railway station in Waterloo could be turned into flats.

Plans for a Hammersmith Bridge replacement ferry wharf submitted
Plans for a Hammersmith Bridge replacement ferry wharf submitted

Plans to open up a disused wharf on the south side of the Thames could provide space for a passenger ferry until the Hammersmith bridge is repaired.

London Underground gets approval for Walthamstow Central tube station upgrade
London Underground gets approval for Walthamstow Central tube station upgrade

A new entrance to the Victoria line at Walthamstow Central tube station has been approved by the local council, as part of plans for a major rebuild of the nearby shopping centre.

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

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

HS2 starts construction of the North London crossover box
HS2 starts construction of the North London crossover box

A massive cavern that will allow HS2 trains to switch lines is to be built next to Old Oak Common, and works are about to start on constructing it.

Changes to South Kensington tube station upgrades proposed
Changes to South Kensington tube station upgrades proposed

The plans to upgrade South Kensington tube station have been refined following feedback from the local community.

Consultation opens on extending the Elizabeth line into Kent
Consultation opens on extending the Elizabeth line into Kent

A consultation has opened on proposals for improving public transport services connecting Ebbsfleet, Dartford, Slade Green, Erith and Belvedere with Abbey Wood.