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Where are the women in London Transport?
Where are the women in London Transport?

The London Transport Museum is looking for ladies — as part of a history project.

Disused London Underground tunnel tours announced
Disused London Underground tunnel tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a new batch of tours in its Hidden London series of disused parts of the London Underground.

The 80 year old tube train that could run on the Underground again
The 80 year old tube train that could run on the Underground again

A train that hasn’t been seen on the London Underground since 1971 could make a return if plans to restore a collection of Q-Stock carriages can be completed.

Tickets Alert: Tours of a disused London Underground tube station
Tickets Alert: Tours of a disused London Underground tube station

The disused London Underground station at Aldwych is to once again open its doors to let people down and see this most famous of abandoned tube stations.

Tickets Alert: Open Day at the Transport Museum overflow depot
Tickets Alert: Open Day at the Transport Museum overflow depot

A huge shed packed full of old tube trains, buses, trams, and floors of railway ephemera, this is the Acton depot used by the London Transport Museum to store everything that wont fit into the museum.

Tickets Alert: Be transported back to the 1980s at the Transport Museum
Tickets Alert: Be transported back to the 1980s at the Transport Museum

The 1980s, an era of big hair, big shoulder pads and big mobile phones, but also a transport network at its lowest point in decades, with smoking still allowed, rubbish strewn platforms, and broken chocolate bar vending machines.

Tickets Alert: Cheap annual tickets to the Transport Museum
Tickets Alert: Cheap annual tickets to the Transport Museum

This weekend, there will be a “flash sale” offering annual passes to the London Transport Museum for just £10 per person.

Glow in the dark tube roundels go on sale
Glow in the dark tube roundels go on sale

What better for the tube geek than to drift off to sleep with the comforting glow of a London Underground roundel keeping the monsters away.

Disused WW2 tunnels used as “Windrush hotel” opens for tours
Disused WW2 tunnels used as “Windrush hotel” opens for tours

A series of WW2 tunnels under Clapham that were later used as a short term hotel for Windrush arrivals are being opened up for tours.

More hidden London Underground tours coming soon
More hidden London Underground tours coming soon

The occasional tours behind the scenes of disused tunnels and stations are set to resume shortly, with a new addition to the mix for this year.

Spring open weekend at the Transport Museum’s overflow depot
Spring open weekend at the Transport Museum’s overflow depot

Details of this spring’s opening of the Transport Museum’s Acton depot have been announced, giving people a chance to go into the overflow site which is only open three a year.

Tickets available for Clapham tunnel tours
Tickets available for Clapham tunnel tours

The Hidden London series of tours of disused parts of the London Underground is largely sold out, but still has some tickets left for the Clapham deep level shelters.

Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced
Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a fresh series of tours of disused tube tunnels and buildings, with tickets going on sale next week.

See the pirate Chocolate Express bus
See the pirate Chocolate Express bus

Back in the days before buses came in every color called red, London had pirate buses that were coloured chocolate.

See the poster girls of London Transport’s artistic heritage
See the poster girls of London Transport’s artistic heritage

A new exhibition has opened that celebrates the often unsung heroines of London Transport’s poster heritage — the female artists.

The project restoring London Underground’s Art-Deco era trains
The project restoring London Underground’s Art-Deco era trains

A train that hasn’t moved for nearly 50 years could be about to make a dramatic return to the London Underground — the Q-Stock is returning.

Photos from the Transport Museum’s Acton Depot open weekend
Photos from the Transport Museum’s Acton Depot open weekend

This weekend is a chance to go inside the Transport Museum’s overflow depot at Acton Town, where they store all the goodies that would never be able to fit into their Covent Garden base.

Tickets Alert: Transport Museum depot open weekend
Tickets Alert: Transport Museum depot open weekend

Later this month there will be an occasional open weekend at the Transport Museum’s overflow depot at Acton.

Photos from the abandoned Highgate station
Photos from the abandoned Highgate station

Barely noticed by the people who use it, sitting directly above Highgate tube station is an entire abandoned railway station, now slowly being reclaimed by nature.

Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced
Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a fresh series of tours of disused tube tunnels and buildings, with tickets going on sale next week.

Three new posters to appear on the London Underground
Three new posters to appear on the London Underground

The annual exhibition of new posters by today’s illustrators has opened and you’ll be seeing three of them in tube stations shortly.

Tickets Alert: London Underground’s D Stock farewell tour
Tickets Alert: London Underground’s D Stock farewell tour

Later this month the last remaining D stock train running on the London Underground will make its final trips as a public train service.

Tickets Alert: Three Tube Architecture Tours
Tickets Alert: Three Tube Architecture Tours

Following on from the (sold out) Modernist tours, here are three more London Underground architecture tours that have gone on sale today.

What chocolate flavour is each tube line?
What chocolate flavour is each tube line?

If the London Underground came in flavours, what would they be? A chocolate firm has tried to answer the question, by creating some bars and slapping a tube logo on the packaging.