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First images of HS2’s Old Oak Common station shown off

The design for what will be one of the UK’s largest railway hubs has been shown off for public comment.

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A history of the South Bank Lion

Standing proud above the tourists on Westminster Bridge is a statue of a noble lion who gave hope to London during WW2 and was saved by a King.

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Plans to extend London style PAYG rail fares to rest of the South-East

The familiar London Transport style payment for train fares, based on a PAYG model could be expanded to the rest of the South-East of England, under plans announced by the Department for Transport.

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Bank tube station’s Central line could get step-free upgrade

Bank tube station is in the middle of a major upgrade project, and TfL has commissioned a study into whether the upgrade could be… upgraded.

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Help build and destroy a cardboard tower in the City

Fancy spending a day helping to build a tower out of cardboard, only to then tear it down the next day?

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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The surprising reason for London Underground’s new heritage signs

You might have seen some new signs popping up around the tube stations recently showing off London Underground’s heritage.

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Plans to pedestrianise Bank junction in the City of London

Following a trial restriction on road traffic through Bank junction, the City of London has approved the intent to pedestrianise the junction over the next few years.

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Exhibition goes under the skin to reveal the secrets of the human body

For a few weeks, there’s an exhibition about what lies beneath the skin of the average human being.

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Listen out for cannon fire in London on Wednesday

If you’re near Green Park or the Tower of London tomorrow (Wed), listen out for very loud cannon fire.

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Routemaster buses to drive through a military firing range

Just once a year, a fleet of old London buses are allowed into military lands to take trips to an empty village where no one lives. It is of course, therefore hugely popular.

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London Underground displays the Hutton Panels inside Bank station

Inside the newly built Walbrook entrance to Bank tube station can be found a freize of Roman inspired murals — known as the Hutton Panels.

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Chance to walk though the Post Office railway tunnels

There’s an opportunity to have not one, but three visits to walk through the Post Office’s famous railway tunnels over the next five years.

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London’s Alleys: Colonnade, WC1

Colonnade (sometimes Mews) is a narrow length of pleasing road that’s rather well hidden despite being right next to a central London tube station.

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A celebration of chemistry in South Kensington

To celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table of the Elements in 2019, there is to be a celebration of chemistry starting next month.

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