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The tube station that had a movable platform
The tube station that had a movable platform

Generally speaking, when standing on a tube station platform, the only thing that should move is the tube train as it arrives, but there was once a tube station with a platform that also moved.

Heathrow rail extension pushed back by several years
Heathrow rail extension pushed back by several years

Plans to build a western rail link to Heathrow Airport have been delayed by several years due to the current financial situation.

Non-Londoners could pay £3.50 to drive into London
Non-Londoners could pay £3.50 to drive into London

After fighting off plans to expand the existing congestion charge out to the North and South circular roads, there is now a suggestion that there could be a London-wide charge to drive a car.

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

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

Farringdon’s Elizabeth line station construction completed
Farringdon’s Elizabeth line station construction completed

The Crossrail parts of Farringdon Station have completed construction activity, and are now in the process of being handed over to TfL.

See the new Midland Pullman’s inaugural journey this Saturday
See the new Midland Pullman’s inaugural journey this Saturday

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Midland Pullman, an Intercity 125 train has been redecorated in the same bold blue livery, and its first journey will leave St Pancras on Saturday

Fancy training as a train driver?
Fancy training as a train driver?

If you’ve ever fancied a well-paid job as a train driver, then Govia Thameslink Railway is seeking more train drivers – and says it now has 160 vacancies across the four railway services that it operates across the south-east.

Euston towers demolished for HS2 station
Euston towers demolished for HS2 station

Two large, and not much loved, office blocks that stood at Euston station have been demolished to make way for the new HS2 station.

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

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

Hackney Central London Overground station upgrade gets approval
Hackney Central London Overground station upgrade gets approval

A new entrance for Hackney Central station is set to be built after planning permission was granted by the council yesterday.

Crossrail gets its funding to complete the railway
Crossrail gets its funding to complete the railway

Crossrail has secured the funding it needs to complete the railway, after the government approved plans by the GLA to borrow £825 million against future income.

Bakerloo line extension consultation approves of plans
Bakerloo line extension consultation approves of plans

The results of a consultation into the Bakerloo line extension have been published, and unsurprisingly, most people seem to want it.

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

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

Restoring a heritage London Underground roundel
Restoring a heritage London Underground roundel

An 82-year old tube roundel still in its original design has been restored outside Uxbridge tube station.

Crossrail confirms on target for Trial Running early next year
Crossrail confirms on target for Trial Running early next year

Crossrail has confirmed that it’s on target to start trial running of trains through the tunnels as soon as possible next year following successful tests in the past few weeks.

Isle of Wight tube train secured for preservation in London
Isle of Wight tube train secured for preservation in London

The group working to return one of the old 1938 era tube trains from the Isle of Wight to London says that it has been given one of the trains.

Crossrail could be “mothballed” without urgent funding
Crossrail could be “mothballed” without urgent funding

Crossrail is seeking an extra £80 million in short term funding to keep the project on track, otherwise construction works could be mothballed until an agreement is reached.

No Piccadilly line trains for South Kensington tube station from Feb 2021
No Piccadilly line trains for South Kensington tube station from Feb 2021

From late next February, Piccadilly line trains won’t be stopping at South Kensington tube station while escalator replacement works are carried out.

A first look at the new DLR trains
A first look at the new DLR trains

TfL has an order for a fleet of new DLR trains to replace over half of its older trains and expand the size of the fleet, and the first images of the new trains have been released.

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

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

Playstation takes over a London Underground station
Playstation takes over a London Underground station

Oxford Circus tube station has had a temporary makeover to promote the launch of Sony’s new Playstation 5 games console.

TfL adds “next bus” information to its iPhone app
TfL adds “next bus” information to its iPhone app

TfL’s own in-house smartphone app released an upgrade last Thursday which now adds live next bus information to the search function.

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

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

New larger and brighter train departure signs for Victoria station
New larger and brighter train departure signs for Victoria station

A huge new train departures sign has been installed at Victoria station that’s designed to be a lot easier to read than the older orange text displays.