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The year a DLR train visited Manchester

Shortly before arriving in London, a Docklands Light Railway train paid a visit to Manchester and carried excited passengers on short test trips.


Tube, Tram and Rail upgrades approved by TfL

Two tube stations, a train station, and a bit of tram track have all been given funding for upgrade works to commence.


Hackney Wick’s brutalist new London Overground station opens

The Southbank Centre has come to Hackney Wick in the form of a stunning new London Overground station, with vast expanses of wood shuttering concrete offset with weathering steel.


Thameslink to get a new station in North London

Plans to build a new Thameslink station in Brent Cross have taken a step forward after the compulsory purchase order was formally signed.


30th Anniversary of the Thameslink service

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Thameslink line services through central London. The first trains ran on the 16th May 1988, but the launch was marred by cancellations after a train developed a fault.


London’s weekly railway news #253

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


London Underground tests a signalling upgrade

London Underground has taken a step closer to upgrading the signalling on four of its lines, with live tests of the new system over the weekend.


Vintage tube train arrives at the Epping Ongar railway

The heritage railway at Epping, formerly part of the Central line has gained its very own tube train, a 1959 era Northern line carriage.


Visit an abandoned railway tunnel and viaduct

Many towns have bits of abandoned railway, maybe a tunnel or a viaduct, but there are few that have both. Such a place is Winchester, and this is a tale of a lost railway.


London’s weekly railway news #252

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


Elizabeth line’s new train depot opens for business

A new train depot for the Elizabeth line has been commissioned, ahead of it being needed for the partial take-over of services into Heathrow later this month.


Canary Wharf’s solar powered bus shelter

It looks like an ordinary, if rather nicer than average, bus shelter, but this is in fact the UK's first transparent glass solar powered bus shelter.


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. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this will inform you.


Tickets Alert: Rare railway tour planned

Next month will be a chance to ride trains along a rarely used bit of track, and raise money for a worthy charity at the same time.


More upgrade works for Victoria tube station

A modest, but potentially important upgrade to the entrance to Victoria tube station is being planned, to make it more obvious that it is in fact, an entrance.


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