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The future of rail travel will be ticketless

Imagine a future where you don't need to buy a ticket to catch the train, where there aren't any ticket barriers to pass through, and a simple wave of the hand is all it takes to pay.

Behind the scenes Tube Station tours for students

Next month there's a change for students and young people interested in railway careers to get a look behind the scenes at some of the industry's sites.

A look at Crossrail’s Liverpool St Station ticket hall

When it opens next year, the Elizabeth line's station at Liverpool Street will be so long that it creates an entirely new link to the Northern line that was never possible before.

London’s weekly railway news #218

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

Fly through the Crossrail tunnels tonight

To mark the completion of laying railway tracks right through the entire Crossrail tunnels, a lovely video fly through has been released.

Tracking smartphone Wi-Fi signals reveals curious journeys on the London Underground

A trial by TfL to track the movements of people by logging Wi-Fi identities has revealed some very curious journey patterns on the tube network.

London’s weekly railway news #217

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

Britain’s 100 best railway stations at the British Library

In a talk at the British Library, Simon Jenkins tells the stories behind the development, triumphs and follies of that great British institution: the railway station.

New TfL app enables mobile tops up of Oyster cards

TfL has launched its own official smartphone app, for checking Oyster card balances.

Tickets Alert: Transport Museum depot open weekend

Later this month there will be an occasional open weekend at the Transport Museum's overflow depot at Acton.