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Euston towers demolished for HS2 station

Two large, and not much loved, office blocks that stood at Euston station have been demolished to make way for the new HS2 station.

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Hackney Central London Overground station upgrade gets approval

A new entrance for Hackney Central station is set to be built after planning permission was granted by the council yesterday.

Crossrail gets its funding to complete the railway

Crossrail has secured the funding it needs to complete the railway, after the government approved plans by the GLA to borrow £825 million against future income.

Bakerloo line extension consultation approves of plans

The results of a consultation into the Bakerloo line extension have been published, and unsurprisingly, most people seem to want it.

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Restoring a heritage London Underground roundel

An 82-year old tube roundel still in its original design has been restored outside Uxbridge tube station.

Crossrail confirms on target for Trial Running early next year

Crossrail has confirmed that it’s on target to start trial running of trains through the tunnels as soon as possible next year following successful tests in the past few weeks.

Isle of Wight tube train secured for preservation in London

The group working to return one of the old 1938 era tube trains from the Isle of Wight to London says that it has been given one of the trains.

Crossrail could be “mothballed” without urgent funding

Crossrail is seeking an extra £80 million in short term funding to keep the project on track, otherwise construction works could be mothballed until an agreement is reached.

No Piccadilly line trains for South Kensington tube station from Feb 2021

From late next February, Piccadilly line trains won’t be stopping at South Kensington tube station while escalator replacement works are carried out.

A first look at the new DLR trains

TfL has an order for a fleet of new DLR trains to replace over half of its older trains and expand the size of the fleet, and the first images of the new trains have been released.

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Playstation takes over a London Underground station

Oxford Circus tube station has had a temporary makeover to promote the launch of Sony’s new Playstation 5 games console.

TfL adds “next bus” information to its iPhone app

TfL’s own in-house smartphone app released an upgrade last Thursday which now adds live next bus information to the search function.

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New larger and brighter train departure signs for Victoria station

A huge new train departures sign has been installed at Victoria station that’s designed to be a lot easier to read than the older orange text displays.

The Met line’s Croxley rail link may be resurected

The government is to be asked to reconsider funding the dormant Croxley Rail link extension to the Metropolitan line in Watford, as part of its plans to support “shovel ready” projects.