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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Major disruption to c2c trains this July-August

Due to works on the London Overground extension to Barking Riverside, services on the c2c railway lines in the area are going to be hit with several weeks of serious disruption.

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LEGO is launching a Trafalgar Square model kit

If you fancy an architectural model of Trafalgar Square, made from LEGO, then you’ll be able to have one in just a few weeks time.

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A Brutalist London chess set

The people behind chess sets based on city skylines have turned their attention to London’s brutalist icons.

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You can now stand inside Trajan’s Column

Ever since it was built in 1873, there’s been a tantalizing door inside the V&A Museum that normally locked, and only very occasionally opened — but now is open all the time.

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Tickets Alert: Take Sheep across London Bridge

This September, Freemen and Women of the City of London will be able to exercise their ancient right to take sheep across London Bridge

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Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

Just outside London sits Windsor Castle, and within its grounds is Frogmore House, and its impressive gardens, which are only open to the public on a few days of each year.

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Odd video art in the Barbican

There’s a video screen that shows changing shapes in a sort of 1980s home computer version of the 2001 Space Odyssey scene.

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Southeastern railway gets temporary franchise extension

The current franchise operator for Southeastern trains, Govia has had its agreement extended, on a temporary basis.

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London’s Pocket Parks: Paradise Gardens, E2

This thin strip of land next to the busy roads of Bethnal Green is the rather inappropriately named Paradise Gardens.

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Ever noticed the London Underground trains smaller doors?

If you travel on the sub-surface lines, you might not be aware of it, but the trains have a small point of interest in their door design.

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St Elizabeth of Portugal Church

Dedicated to a 14th-century queen consort of Portugal, it claims to be oldest standing Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Southwark.

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More London railway stations to get step-free access

A total of 14 railway stations in the London area are to get step-free access, following a funding agreement from the government.

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Regular steam trains service returns to Waterloo Station

Although occasional steam trains leave Waterloo, there hasn’t been a regular service for over 50 years, until now.

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Stratford’s oldest building – the Old Dispensary

Just around the corner from the main shopping area in Stratford is an old building — the Old Dispensary, and it’s the oldest building in the town.

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