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London’s weekly railway news #257

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

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Local students design posters for Elizabeth line trains

If you’ve traveled on the new TfL Rail/Elizabeth line trains out of Paddington, you might have spotted the posters — created by local students.

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London public art: King Edward VI

This rather weather-worn statue of King Edward VI sits somewhat uncomfortably outside the municipal tiled wall of St Thomas Hospital.

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This Tudor London map overlay is marvelous

A map of London, as it was during the era of the Tudor monarchs, give or take a few decades has been released by Layers of London.

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Tickets Alert: Free theatre tickets for children

In August there is an event called Kids Week that offers free tickets to children to go to the theatre. Despite its name, it appears to last all month.

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Tube strike – CANCELLED – on the London Underground this Thursday

There is a planned tube strike on the London Underground tomorrow (Thur 14th June) that is expected to completely shut-down the Jubilee line.

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What’s it like to attend the Trooping the Colour?

Anyone can watch the Trooping the Colour on telly, but what’s it like to be in the audience, in Horseguards Parade itself?

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New artworks installed by Crossrail in the Elizabeth line stations

The fabrication and installation of five of the artworks being integrated into the new Elizabeth stations in central London is now underway, ahead of the opening of the railway this December.

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Glow in the dark tube roundels go on sale

What better for the tube geek than to drift off to sleep with the comforting glow of a London Underground roundel keeping the monsters away.

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London’s Alleys: Greenhill Rents, EC1

A sanitized road that was once much less posh and an awful lot longer.

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50th anniversary of Oxford Street’s Protein Man

Less Lust, by Less Protein. 50 years ago, a man started walking around with a simple sign exhorting people to avoid protein as it leads to lust.

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St Paul’s Cathedral loses its bells

Earlier this week, the bells of St Pauls’ were removed from the Cathedral, and sent back to their makers for repairs.

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Tooting Common’s Jurassic era fossil tree to get a restoration

The petrified remains of a 145 million year old “fossil tree” on Tooting Common is to get some tender loving care with the council carrying out a restoration.

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London’s weekly railway news #256

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

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Ride a rare railway with Chiltern Railways on Sunday

This Sunday (10th June), thanks to engineering works, there’s a chance to take a trip along a little used bit of railway in West London.

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