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

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Reversal as London Overground ticket offices to remain open

Although earmarked to be closed, most of London Overground ticket offices are to remain open, after the Mayor of London diverted an additional £5m funding from London’s business rates.

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Tickets Alert: Tutankhamun tickets on sale soon

The exhibition opening later this year will show off 150 original artifacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb, with 60 on their first journey outside Egypt.

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Westminster Abbey’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries

High up above the Nave of Westminster Abbey is a new exhibition space, with incidentally, what has often been described at the “the best view in Europe”.

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Tickets Alert: Ride the last ever passenger Intercity125 out of Paddington

Next month, the last ever passenger service HST will leave Paddington, and you can be on board.

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GWR offering Intercity 125 train window signs for sale

Here’s an odd thing for sale, and hence, for some people, utterly desirable — boxes of unused destination labels used on Intercity 125 trains.

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How to get tickets for the 2019 Last Night of the Proms

Prom season is starting again and it’s already time to dust off the envelope and postage stamp in order to apply for tickets to attend the Last Night of the Proms.

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Fancy owning a Tube roundel coffee table?

It turns out that the official supplier of tube roundels to London Underground has a side-line in coffee tables.

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Former gasworks turning into entertainment venue

Four giant warehouses and an empty field — a former gasworks in Tottenham — is to become a new entertainment venue.

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V&A puts Elton John into Room 101

Room 101 in the V&A has been refurbished and is now half of a space given over to the museum’s photography collection.

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Satellite radar reveals Crossrail tunnels under London

Researchers at the University of Bath have been able to use a novel form of satellite monitoring to show where Crossrail tunnels run under central London.

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There are now more churches in the UK than pubs

Timely news from the National Church Trust which has been watching the demise of the local pub for the date that the number of pubs sinks below the number of churches.

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London’s Alleys: Cockpit Steps, SW1

Named after an inn and a dark period of history, this rather posh passage and charming steps can be found just around the corner from Parliament.

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An exhibition of railway footbridges at Waterloo Station

The mezzanine at Waterloo Station has been filled with photographs of railway footbridges — as part of the Network Rail retrospective study.

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London Underground moquette socks go on sale

File this under “just shut up and take my money”, as the London Transport Museum is now selling London Underground moquette socks.

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