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More support for Crossrail extension to Ebbsfleet

A report calling for the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) to be extended from Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet (C2E) has been presented to the Thames Estuary Growth Commission.

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An art gallery in an old railway station

Ongar station, once part of the Central line has a small art gallery inside it now, and their first exhibition of the year is appropriately about trains.

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London’s weekly railway news #246

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… London Underground ASLEF members on the District line will strike on Friday 13 April in a dispute over the company’s failure to stick to the agreed policy on dealing with SPADs ASLEF

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London’s Public Art: Bethnal Green’s Portrait Bench

Three rusting steel figures in silhouette stand mute watching people jogging past who barely glimpse at them.

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Tours of a Roman bathhouse resume this weekend

Deep under a 1960s office block can be found one of London’s largest Roman ruins, and tours will resume this weekend.

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London’s Pocket Parks: Ebury Square Gardens, SW1

Ebury Square takes its name from Ebury Farm, which used to be where Victoria Coach Station is today.

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The last Crossrail exhibition opens at the Transport Museum

Crossrail’s final public exhibition before it transforms into a public railway has opened at the Transport Museum, showing off some of the engineering behind the tunnelling project.

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London Overground station at West Hampstead getting a new entrance

Works are underway at the moment at West Hampstead station to build an entirely new and much larger entrance to deal with the problem of the current tiny ticket hall.

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The ancient Stationers’ Hall opens up for public tours

Long hidden behind other buildings, Stationers’ Hall is one of the largest and most opulent of City livery halls, and they’ve just started holding regular public tours.

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More hidden London Underground tours coming soon

The occasional tours behind the scenes of disused tunnels and stations are set to resume shortly, with a new addition to the mix for this year.

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Arty dog kennels on display at St Pancras station

One of the “get celebrities to paint things then sell them for charity” displays has arrived at St Pancras Station for a few weeks.

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London’s Alleys: New Bell Yard, EC4

This yard is New, and looks it, but also on the site of an old, but at the time never so called, Bell Yard.

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Yto Barrada’s bizarre exhibition at the Barbican

The curve, that wonderful massive space for art at the Barbican sometimes has queues around the block so good is the art on display. And sometimes, you’re left scratching your head in bewilderment.

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London steam railway set for major extension

A steam railway in South-West London has been given permission for a major extension of the railway line.

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270 years ago today – the forgotten fire of London

It’s 1am on 25th March 1748 and a small fire has started in a wig maker in the City of London. By lunchtime nearly 100 homes and two entire blocks in the heart of the city would lay in ruins.

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