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London’s weekly railway news #242

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


Mayor outlines Crossrail and Tram extension plans

A report from the Mayor of London's office has outlined some aspirations for railway upgrades over the next couple of decades, including extending Crossrail and the Tram service.


Take a sneak peek at Canary Wharf’s new Elizabeth line station

It’s come a long way since it was raw concrete and sand, and today was a chance for the public to go in and see what their new Elizabeth line station will look like when it opens in a few months time.


Watch the first live test of an Elizabeth line train in the Crossrail tunnels

Sunday night saw a first, as an Elizabeth line train entered the Crossrail tunnels under its own electric power for the first time.


Exhibition looks at when the railways delivered coal with style

Open for just four days - and closing on Monday - this is a chance to see one of the more forgotten aspects of railway design, the time when freight got an iconic makeover.


London’s weekly railway news #241

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


Behind the hoardings tours of Canary Wharf’s Elizabeth line station

Tickets have been released for the last chance to go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf.


Banking crisis for Northern line passengers

Bank branch passengers are warned that there'll be fewer trains and Kennington station will be closed for around four months later this year.


Reopening the Piccadilly line’s disused York Road tube station

The long running debate about reopening disused tube stations has reared its head again with renewed focus on York Road just to the north of the revamped King's Cross station.


Approval given for South Kensington tube station upgrade

Works to upgrade South Kensington tube station are set to start in the next few months after London Underground was granted planning permission.


London’s weekly railway news #240

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


Spring open weekend at the Transport Museum’s overflow depot

Details of this spring's opening of the Transport Museum's Acton depot have been announced, giving people a chance to go into the overflow site which is only open three a year.


London Overground’s night trains extending to Highbury & Islington next week

The Night Overground services are being extend to Highbury & Islington from next Friday (23rd Feb), also linking the Overground to the Night Tube network on the Victoria line for the first time.


Cycle hire bikes now arriving in Brixton

Seven new docking stations are opening today, including the first to open in Brixton town centre.


Take a trip on the Flying Scotsman in 2018

The recently restored Flying Scotsman will be once again running tours around the UK this summer, giving people a chance to be on the world famous train.