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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Tickets Alert: Chance to go inside the King’s Observatory

The King’s Observatory, a Palladian-style building commissioned by King George III as an observatory for the transit of Venus is going to open its doors for a rare chance to see inside.

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Tickets Alert: Somerset House to allow ice skating at 3am

If going ice skating at 3am sounds like the sort of crazy idea that appeals, then read on.

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TfL rail to take over GWR services to Reading from December

This December will see the long arm of Transport for London (TfL) extending out to Reading as it takes over services from GWR between Paddington and Reading.

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See inside the derelict Royal London Hospital

One of East London’s earliest hospitals is currently being gutted, and there’s been a chance to see inside as they work to turn it into Tower Hamlet’s new Town Hall.

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Tickets Alert: Have a Nightmare before Christmas

Tim Burton’s Nightmare before Christmas comes back to the big screen this autumn, between Halloween and Christmas itself.

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Moorfields Eye Hospital could move

The famous eye hospital at Old Street could move to just behind St Pancras station after a consultation found broad support for the proposals.

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Ticket Alert: Tours of Canada House

The Canadian High Commission occupies a newly-renovated grand building overlooking Trafalgar Square, and is not generally open to the public to wander in.

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Hornby has a model railway at St Pancras Station

There’s a small model railway currently running around in a loop at St Pancras Station.

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More congestion for the DLR at Bank tube station

The already crowded DLR platforms at Bank tube station are set to get even more overcrowded from next week.

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Half price travel on C2C trains in October

The C2C train operator, which runs trains between Fenchurch Street and Essex is offering half-price off-peak tickets for use during October.

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Tickets Alert: New Years Eve fireworks

The first release of tickets for London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks will go on sale at midday on Friday 27 September.

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Isle of Wight to retire its 1938 era London Underground trains

The Isle of Wight’s famous use of old London Underground trains is about to end one era and start a new, as its fleet of 1938 era tube trains are finally being retired.

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Train punctuality shows sharp drop as new reporting method hits

The reports of how many trains arrive on time are to be shaken up, and the result could be to make train reliability appear to drop drastically.

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Tickets Alert: Doctor Who screening – The Curse of Fenric

There will be a special anniversary screening of seventh Doctor’s penultimate story, with Sophie Aldred and script editor Andrew Cartmel.

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