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Giant “sugar cube” to house London Underground ventilation systems

Hidden away on side streets in Euston, will soon be a giant glazed cube that'll housing ventilation systems for the Northern line.

Tube strike announced for Central and Victoria lines

The rail union the RMT has announced that its members on two London Underground lines will be on strike at the end of the month.

Testing a solar powered railway

Just outside London, a test is underway to see if it's possible to power commuter trains by solar power.

See inside Crossrail’s Whitechapel station

One of the more complex stations being built by Crossrail is at Whitechapel where they not only had to build a new station above existing running railways but also tunnel underneath them as well.

London’s weekly railway news

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

A month of free travel on the London Overground

As compensation for the lengthy delays on the Gospel Oak to Barking line, September will be a month of free travel, funded by the train manufacturer.

Southeastern rail franchise extended – and cancelled

The Southeastern rail franchise, operated by Govia has been extended again, to April 2020 - but wont now be put up for formal tender to be renewed after that.

New photos show the current state of Crossrail stations

Although the opening of the line has been delayed to whenever, and the costs are uncertain, works are still going on inside the Crossrail stations.

New entrance opens at West Hampstead station

Nealy a year later than planned, the cramped old ticket hall leading down narrow stairs at West Hampstead station have been replaced with a huge new entrance building and much wider staircases.

Tickets Alert: Affordable vintage train trips

A relief from the prices that steam trains have to charge for trips, as a 1950s vintage trains offers affordable runs along part of the Metropolitan line in September.

London’s weekly railway news

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

For sale – tube train carriage with fireplace, slightly used

It arrived in the 1940s, and has been in Cornwall ever since, but a former London Underground railway carriage is up for sale.

Vintage London Underground clocks to be added to Chadwell Heath station

Tapping into some unspent local developer funding, a local group has managed to get two vintage London Underground clocks for their railway station.

Unusual train on the Met line this August Bank Holiday

Prepare to see a very rare sight on the Metropolitan line this coming August Bank Holiday, with a special locomotive tour taking place.