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London Underground earns £80,000 from Gareth Southgate roundel
London Underground earns £80,000 from Gareth Southgate roundel

Being nice can be lucrative, if you’re London Underground and you join in the World Cup fervor by renaming a tube station for a few days.

The driverless tube train shibboleth returns
The driverless tube train shibboleth returns

We’re approaching the Mayoral election season (already?), and the preferential issue of driverless trains on the London Underground has reared its head once more.

Private tourist trains coming to the DLR
Private tourist trains coming to the DLR

The Docklands Light Railway is to get a short trial of private tourist trains, running between Tower Gateway and Greenwich.

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

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

Art-Deco tube train returns to the London Underground
Art-Deco tube train returns to the London Underground

After an absence of a few years, this September offers a chance to ride in the delightful little 1938 era tube train.

London’s railway upgrades – a progress report
London’s railway upgrades – a progress report

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past few months.

Kew Garden’s remarkable concrete bridge
Kew Garden’s remarkable concrete bridge

It doesn’t look like much, but the train station at Kew Gardens has a remarkable survivor of early reinforced concrete — and most people have no idea that the shabby looking footbridge is it.

London’s weekly railway news #261
London’s weekly railway news #261

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

Piccadilly line drivers to strike this week from Wed to Sat
Piccadilly line drivers to strike this week from Wed to Sat

Unless it’s called off at the last minute, there will be a tube strike starting on Wednesday evening and lasting until Saturday morning.

Euston station will be closed for three weekends over the summer
Euston station will be closed for three weekends over the summer

Train passengers are being warned that Euston station will be closed for three consecutive weekends in August and September.

Sneak preview of Crossrail’s new Tottenham Court Road station
Sneak preview of Crossrail’s new Tottenham Court Road station

The last of the Crossrail stations to be shown off to the public opened its doors today, giving visitors a sneak preview of what the Elizabeth line station will look like when it opens in December.

Elizabeth line opening date set for 9th December
Elizabeth line opening date set for 9th December

It’s been pretty much an open secret for some time, but the date that Crossrail transforms into the Elizabeth line has been set for the 9th December 2018.

London Underground one step closer to Holborn tube station upgrade
London Underground one step closer to Holborn tube station upgrade

A consultation held to show off plans to substantially upgrade Holborn tube station has found, unsurprisingly, widespread support for the plans.

London’s weekly railway news #260
London’s weekly railway news #260

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

Today marks 15 years of Oysters on the London Underground
Today marks 15 years of Oysters on the London Underground

On the 30th June 2003, London Underground introduced the notion of tapping in and tapping out – the Oyster Card had arrived.

Crossrail extension to Ebbsfleet gets support from government body
Crossrail extension to Ebbsfleet gets support from government body

Before it’s even finished, Crossrail could be in line for its third extension, this time out to Ebbsfleet in Kent.

London railway upgrades – a progress report
London railway upgrades – a progress report

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past few months.

Do Londoners dream of electric buses?
Do Londoners dream of electric buses?

Londoners might not dream of electric buses, but this ordinary looking bus garage in Waterloo features in the dreams of people from across the world who come to visit it.

Competition to design a railway footbridge
Competition to design a railway footbridge

Network Rail has opened a competition to design a new footbridge that can be used to improve accessibility at stations and level crossings.

London’s weekly railway news #258
London’s weekly railway news #258

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

New fleet of London Overground trains shown off
New fleet of London Overground trains shown off

The first of a fleet of new trains for the London Overground and TfL Rail routes has been shown off, with USB charging points and a brand new seat moquette.

New Bank tube station entrance in final stages ahead of opening
New Bank tube station entrance in final stages ahead of opening

The exceptionally delayed new entrance to Bank tube station looks increasingly close to be opened at last.

Crossrail ventilation shaft crowned in purple wildflowers
Crossrail ventilation shaft crowned in purple wildflowers

A ventilation and access shaft for the Elizabeth line at Canning Town has been covered in purple wildflowers, supplied by the same firm that laid out the wildflower meadows for the London 2012 Olympics.

See inside Crossrail’s Farringdon Station
See inside Crossrail’s Farringdon Station

An almost modest ticket hall conceals a marvel deeper underground as Crossrail gave the public their first chance to see the massive platforms that will soon throng with paying passengers.