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Five new river crossings announced by the Mayor

The Mayor of London has outlined aspirations for a number of new river crossings in East London, which is a bit of a north-south barrier at the moment as far as transport is concerned.

Plans to rebuild White Hart Lane station

Now that it’s looked after by London Overground, plans have been submitted to the council for a major revamp of the rather disheveled White Hart Lane station.

A forgotten railway… the line that starts nowhere and goes nowhere

A wonderful 5 minute video has been dug up by the BBC archives of the North London line when it used to run from Richmond to the now demolish Broad Street Station.

A week of disruptions on London Over- and Under-ground

In two separate notices, London Underground has designated the first week of August for two separate but major sets of disruptions on the tube network.

Unbuilt London: The Outer Loop Railway

London has in recent years gained a loop railway that runs around the suburbs, but 100 years ago, a proposal was made for a much larger loop which would have dramatically changed how we see the city today.

A walk around the London Overground with by Iain Sinclair

A book had been delivered, a walk around the Overground, to be read on the Underground.

The new tube map assailed by a sea of orange

Slightly earlier than expected, the new tube map has been revealed, which has seen a swathe of orange invade the east, and the first section of what will be the future Crossrail come into action.

New London Overground Map includes the Barking Extension

In 2008, the incoming Mayor of London scrapped plans for a DLR extension to Dagenham Dock. In 2014, the outgoing Mayor of London announced plans for a London Overground extension, almost to Dagenham Dock.

Unusual train movement this weekend

There is a chance to sate your railway geek this weekend as London Overground trains run along a slightly unusual route, and past a long since closed station.

A chance to walk through the Thames Railway Tunnel

This coming May Bank Holiday will offer an exceptionally rare opportunity to walk through Brunel’s original tunnel under the Thames.

What tube zone is Washington DC in?

If you were a commuter on the London Overground, it seems that unknown to most of us, it is possible to travel all the way to the USA, and probably back.

A look at London’s tube and rail upgrade plans

The periodic board meeting minutes at TfL have been published, and amongst all the words and pictures some useful nuggets sometimes emerge.

A look around the London Overground upgrade project

Over the next year, people using the London Overground will start to see changes, as the line prepares for a 25% capacity upgrade.

The East London Line – in the style of a Victorian Newspaper

The first day of the East London Line extension to West Croydon – in the style of a Victorian Newspaper. Hopefully. — Readers may recall the recent news of the reopening of the East London Line railway that passes under

London Overground Service to Shrink on Sunday

This coming Sunday, the second phase of the East London Line conversion to being part of the London Overground will be completed as trains will cease to stop at New Cross Gate and will instead run down to West Croydon.

First Day of the East London Line

“I apologise for the cramped conditions” was how the first train on the newly extended East London Line was introduced to its excited passengers. For yes, the majority, if not indeed the totality of the passengers were highly excited. A