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London’s weekly railway news

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

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London Underground earns £80,000 from Gareth Southgate roundel

Being nice can be lucrative, if you’re London Underground and you join in the World Cup fervor by renaming a tube station for a few days.

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London’s Pocket Parks: Bunhill Fields Burial Ground

Just to the south of Old Street can be found one of London’s oldest and greatest burial grounds, and one with a most unusual history.

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The driverless tube train shibboleth returns

We’re approaching the Mayoral election season (already?), and the preferential issue of driverless trains on the London Underground has reared its head once more.

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Private tourist trains coming to the DLR

The Docklands Light Railway is to get a short trial of private tourist trains, running between Tower Gateway and Greenwich.

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London’s Alleys: Devereux Court, WC2

This is a passageway that wavers from wide open court to narrow rubbish filled alley, and is named after a traitor.

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New skyscraper to sit next to Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall in the City isn’t exactly short of a skyscraper, or five, and now one is planned that will sit right next to the famous Victorian market building.

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Tickets Alert: Gin tasting at Dr Johnson’s House

Even more than us living through the second Elizabethan age, the Georgians were obsessed with Gin, so where better for a Gin tasting than a Georgian house?

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Red Arrows flying over East London on Saturday

Look to the skies, for the red, white and blue of the Red Arrows will be gracing the skies of east London on Saturday (21st July 2018).

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Art-Deco tube train returns to the London Underground

After an absence of a few years, this September offers a chance to ride in the delightful little 1938 era tube train.

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London Public Art: Union – Horse with Two Discs

This is a piece of art outside the Museum of London that shows a horse surrounded by two discs, unsurprisingly, called Union – Horse with Two Discs.

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The London church named after a French Saint

Just around the corner from St Paul’s can be found one of the City’s older churches, and one that’s unusually named after a French Saint.

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Play with the Science Museum’s new random science image generator

The Science Museum has added a little playful twist to their image archive with a random image generator.

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London’s railway upgrades – a progress report

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past few months.

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