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Piling starts at new North London railway station

The construction of the new Brent Cross West railway station in North London has reached a milestone as the first the first piles have been put in the ground.

A grand procession to open the Northern line extension

The opening of London Underground’s new Northern line extension could be marked by a public celebratory procession along the route of the tunnels.

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New moquette socks from the London Transport Museum

Just in time for that perennial Christmas present, a pair of socks, a new range of moquette socks has been launched by the London Transport Museum shop.

London Underground’s Northern line extension progress report

London Underground’s new extension of the Northern line is continuing, and some updates about progress have recently been provided.

Design for HS2’s South Kilburn ventelation shaft shown off

The design for the above-ground part of the HS2 tunnel ventilation shaft in South Kilburn has been shown off for consultation.

TfL secures funding deal to keep London’s buses and trains running

TfL has secured a six-month lifeline to keep London’s transport network running until the end of next March.

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Bank tube station upgrade reaches tunnelling milestone

The main tunnelling work that will add a new platform, more escalators and a travolator to Bank tube station has now been completed, TfL has announced.

Balham railway station set for refurbishment

Network Rail has announced plans for a £2.6 million refurbishment of Balham railway station in South London.

London Underground’s yellow tube train

An old 1938 era tube train pulls into a tube station, and rather than being the classic red – the whole train is bright yellow. It wasn’t popular as passengers flee in panic from this yellow terror.

How Tilbury in Essex benefits from HS2 to Birmingham

The Port of Tilbury out beyond the east of London is being highlighted as a beneficiary of HS2 when it opens, even though it’s nowhere near HS2.

London Underground’s escalators getting UV light treatment

Around a quarter of London Underground’s escalators are to be treated with ultraviolet (UV) light to help reduce Covid infections from spreading.

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Crossrail could open central tunnels as soon as late 2021

Crossrail is currently expected to open in the first half of 2022, but there is a possibility that it could open by the end of next year — if the transport stars align correctly.

Old Street station to be exit only in the mornings from November

As part of the works to rebuild the Old Street Roundabout, there will be no entry into Old Street station in the mornings from Monday 2nd November until next summer.

Londoners facing higher council taxes to bail out TfL

Part of the cost of funding trains and buses could be higher council taxes across London, on top of higher fares and a wider congestion charge.

There’s a pink tube train in North Greenwich

I think this can only qualify as OMG MY EYES — there’s a fake tube train carriage that has been decorated in a style that can serve only one purpose — to burn the retinas in your eyeballs.