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London Underground’s Bakerloo line extension likely to be delayed
London Underground’s Bakerloo line extension likely to be delayed

The Bakerloo line extension is likely to face a lengthy delay due to the ongoing financial problems at TfL, according to their latest financial forecasts.

Former Jubilee line construction site to be redeveloped
Former Jubilee line construction site to be redeveloped

A large plot of land that’s been empty ever since the Jubilee line extension was built 20 years ago is finally going be built on again.

London Underground switches on mobile phone coverage in tube tunnels
London Underground switches on mobile phone coverage in tube tunnels

The eastern half of the Jubilee line now has mobile phone coverage in the tunnels and stations, after the first phase of a network rollout was switched on.

More trains on the Jubilee line between Nth Greenwich and Stratford
More trains on the Jubilee line between Nth Greenwich and Stratford

There will be fewer trains terminating at North Greenwich from later this month when a new timetable is introduced on the Jubilee line.

Tickets Alert: Train trip into the Jubilee line’s overrun tunnels
Tickets Alert: Train trip into the Jubilee line’s overrun tunnels

There’s a chance next month to visit a part of the Jubilee line rarely seen – the overrun tunnels that run beyond Charing Cross station towards Aldwych.

Jubilee line train drove with doors open due to ‘poor training and tiredness’
Jubilee line train drove with doors open due to ‘poor training and tiredness’

Last September, a Jubilee line train was driven at over 60km/h between two stations with its doors open in several carriages, a report from the Rail Accident investigation has found.

Go into the disused tunnels at Charing Cross tube station
Go into the disused tunnels at Charing Cross tube station

In the 1970s, to help dig the new Jubilee line at Charing Cross, a series of long access tunnels had to also be dug — and they’re still down there, empty and abandoned.

It’s the 40th anniversary of the Jubilee line opening
It’s the 40th anniversary of the Jubilee line opening

It opened two years late and they changed its name half-way through building it, not the Elizabeth line — this is the 40th birthday of the Jubilee line.

Buy a bit of an old Jubilee line tube train
Buy a bit of an old Jubilee line tube train

The Jubilee line trains are being refurbished at the moment, and some bits of the old trains are coming up for sale.

Tube strike – CANCELLED – on the London Underground this Thursday
Tube strike – CANCELLED – on the London Underground this Thursday

There is a planned tube strike on the London Underground tomorrow (Thur 14th June) that is expected to completely shut-down the Jubilee line.

Tube strike could knock out the Jubilee line on Wednesday
Tube strike could knock out the Jubilee line on Wednesday

A tube strike planned by RMT and ASLEF members this Wednesday (6th June) is likely to totally eliminate the Jubilee line, although a threatened walkout on the District line has now been cancelled.

New entrance proposed for Stratford tube station
New entrance proposed for Stratford tube station

A new western side entrance to Stratford station has been approved, which will see easier access to the station from the side streets to the north of Stratford High Street.

TV documentary about the Jubilee Line Extension
TV documentary about the Jubilee Line Extension

Turns out, there’s an old TV programme about the construction of the Jubilee Line Extension that’s been lurking on iPlayer for however long.

Inside Shoreditch’s Disused Tube Trains
Inside Shoreditch’s Disused Tube Trains

One of the more famous of local landmarks that can be found in the hipster-central that is Shoreditch are four old tube trains sitting up high on the remains of a disused railway viaduct.

Tube trains every 100 seconds with Jubilee line upgrade
Tube trains every 100 seconds with Jubilee line upgrade

The Jubilee Line is set to get an upgrade that will see the number of trains running through the line during the peak times rise to 36 per hour by 2019. At the moment, the peak rate in 30 trains per hour (tph).

A fake tube train in an art gallery
A fake tube train in an art gallery

It’s not often that you see a bit of a tube train inside an art gallery, but that is what you can see for the next couple of weeks in a small gallery next to the vastly larger Tate Modern.

Thoughts about the Acid on the Jubilee Line
Thoughts about the Acid on the Jubilee Line

Part of the Jubilee Line is to be closed between Finchley Road and Waterloo for repairs over the next two years due to acid eating into the tunnel linings.

A look around the Jubilee Line train depot at Stratford
A look around the Jubilee Line train depot at Stratford

In 1879, the Great Eastern Railway opened a new fruit and veg market at Stratford which gave its name to the local Stratford Market train station. Connected to the local railway, it had 12 sidings to service the market. In

Another upgrade for the Jubilee Line completed
Another upgrade for the Jubilee Line completed

Monday should see the final stage of the long running signalling upgrade on the Jubilee Line come to completion, as the line starts running close to its theoretical peak rate. Last August, the network upgraded from running 24 trains per

Jubilee Line Upgrade finally going live next week
Jubilee Line Upgrade finally going live next week

For those of us who live along the Jubilee Line area while have had a couple of years of delays and weekend closures as the line was upgraded to Automatic running – the core benefit being able to run trains

South London’s Abandoned Tube Tunnel
South London’s Abandoned Tube Tunnel

Thanks to how the tube network was built by the early private entrepreneurs, there are dotted around the place a fair number of disused shafts and tunnels which attract the curious minds – and occasional physical visits. Although South London

Clean up the Canary Wharf station names confusion

Anyone who makes extensive use of the Jubilee Line and DLR in the Canary Wharf area will be well aware that only tourists/visitors would ever try to switch between the Canary Wharf stations on each line, as Herron Quays on

Heritage Train Trip to the Disused Platforms at Charing Cross

Today was the highly anticipated 1938 tube train run along the modern Jubilee Line extension, and a rare chance to visit the disused platforms at Charing Cross station. Although I have been on the train several times – the last

Special heritage train outing on the Jubilee line

Just an update to the blog posting earlier this week re the 1938 heritage train visit to the disused Jubilee Line platforms at Charing Cross station… Tickets are now on sale at the London Transport Museum website. As it is