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TfL sells Crossrail trains to pay for Piccadilly line trains

TfL has signed a sale and lease-back deal to sell its fleet of Elizabeth line trains for nearly £1 billion to a consortium comprising Equitix Investment Management, NatWest and SMBC Leasing.

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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’s Northern line extension – a construction update

Building works continue on the Northern line extension to Battersea, and their latest updates give an overview of works carried out since the start of the year.

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Tickets Alert: Tours of Stationers’ Hall

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

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TfL outlines its budget for 2020 – focusing on more cost cutting

Transport for London (TfL) has published its draft budget for the next financial year 2019/20 which continues the organisation’s progress towards breaking even on the cost of day-to-day operations by 2022/23. The organisation needs to cut costs in the face

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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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Suggestions for things to do outside London in April 2019

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.

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Another Sky Garden for London

They’re popping up like mushrooms, as another “sky garden” gets planning approval for the City of London.

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No trains out of Euston Station over the Easter weekend

If you’re planning an weekend break out of London via Euston station this Easter, think of a different place to visit.

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Catch a steam train in East London on Saturday

This Saturday there will be a chance to board a steam train in East London as it runs a route from Southend to the Bluebell Railway.

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London Underground breaks through its new Bank tube station entrance

A connection between tunnels and a new Bank tube station entrance on Canon Street was made last week as construction workers broke through the final layer of concrete.

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Salvador Dalí’s champagne lamps go on display

The V&A says that it has acquired one of the most important examples of modern lighting ever designed in the UK, a joint creation of artist Salvador Dalí and his most important British patron, Edward James.

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London Underground’s glowing tube roundel picks up an award

Launched last June, a glowing tube roundel has won an award for the “best licensed product” at the Association for Cultural Enterprises Conference.

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Tickets Alert: Tours of Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

Hidden underneath a mundane office block can be found one of London’s largest Roman remains, and it’s open for tours from next month.

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Admire these illustrations of London Underground tube stations

The illustrations span the entirety of the London Underground network, from Cockfosters to Clapham South, and from Barking to Baker Street.

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