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How to save on your tube commute costs

There is a way, if you can adjust your working patterns, to typically save several hundred quid per year in your cost of commuting to work.

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Unbuilt London: Ludgate’s iron footbridge

A marvel of the industrial age, a mighty iron footbridge permitting safe and quick passage for pedestrians over congested and dirty streets. At least, that was the plan.

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What you read in 2016

Around 1.5 million of you visited the blog this year, and the most popular articles published during 2016 are:

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New Elizabeth line train being tested in a huge freezer

One of the future Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) trains has made a trip to Vienna — to be frozen.

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London’s weekly railway news #181

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

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The silence of the railway departure board

A sea of faces gaze upwards all facing the same direction, all waiting for the sign that a train is ready to board. Will it be platform 8 tonight or have they moved it to platform 10?

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Book review: British Rail Designed 1948-1997

For all its many faults, British Rail was, for a while, one of the industrial design icons of the 20th century, and a new book has taken a look at how a state-owned monopoly was able to turn a collection of companies into a single dominant brand-name.

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Dr Who Daleks as London icons

Imagine a fusion of Doctor Who’s famous villan, the Dalek and some of London’s more famous street icons, and you have a work of art by Stu MacKay.

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Damnation and Desecration in Imperial Rome

Modern collectors may prize perfect specimens of Roman coins, but ancient Roman rulers were keener on defacing them.

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Advent Calendar – Day 24

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.

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There will be fun at the British Library with Victorian Entertainments

Roll up, roll up, be amazed and astonished, magic to astound, entertainments to delight, all the fun of the Victorian music hall and stage.

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London’s weekly railway news #180

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

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Advent Calendar – Day 23

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.

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Look out for “Please Offer Me a Seat Badges” coming to tube trains

White badges informing commuters that a lady has a baby on board are being joined by blue badges to indicate a hidden disability.

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Advent Calendar – Day 22

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.

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