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Reopening the Piccadilly line’s disused York Road tube station

The long running debate about reopening disused tube stations has reared its head again with renewed focus on York Road just to the north of the revamped King's Cross station.


Approval given for South Kensington tube station upgrade

Works to upgrade South Kensington tube station are set to start in the next few months after London Underground was granted planning permission.


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Spring open weekend at the Transport Museum’s overflow depot

Details of this spring's opening of the Transport Museum's Acton depot have been announced, giving people a chance to go into the overflow site which is only open three a year.


London Overground’s night trains extending to Highbury & Islington next week

The Night Overground services are being extend to Highbury & Islington from next Friday (23rd Feb), also linking the Overground to the Night Tube network on the Victoria line for the first time.


Cycle hire bikes now arriving in Brixton

Seven new docking stations are opening today, including the first to open in Brixton town centre.


Take a trip on the Flying Scotsman in 2018

The recently restored Flying Scotsman will be once again running tours around the UK this summer, giving people a chance to be on the world famous train.


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Miniature steam trains for Epping

The Epping Ongar Railway, a heritage line with lots of big steam trains has gained a smaller counterpart - a fully working miniature steam railway.


Crossrail building site to become site for 1,500 new homes

A plot of land in East London that's currently a Crossrail building site has been earmarked as a site for 1,500 new homes.


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Look out for steam trains on King’s Cross passenger concourse

Steam trains are usually found on the rail tracks, but for one week, two locomotives will be sitting in the middle of the passenger concourse at King's Cross.


London Underground aims to deliver super-fast broadband through tube tunnels

London Underground tunnels could soon be carrying a super-fast broadband internet service, if plans being worked on by TfL come to fruition.


Go back in time with these old tube maps

No one will care about this whatsoever, but there's an archive of the maps used inside tube train carriages on the TfL website.


Elizabeth line property developments quadruple predicted levels

One of the expectations of any major transport upgrade is that the value of homes and offices nearby will rise -- but the rise in value caused by the Elizabeth line has surprised researchers.


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