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south-kensington-station-upgrade-02 South Kensington tube station upgrade moves forward

The long running plans to upgrade South Kensington tube station took another step forward after BuckleyGrayYeoman was appointed by TfL to carry out a major upgrade of the station.


Night-Tube-map-ianvisits More police for the Night Tube launch

Probably inevitably, it has been announced that there will be more police on the London Underground as the night tube launches this coming Friday.


New tube train for the London Underground goes on display London tube train capacities

Ever wondered just how many people can fit into a London Underground tube train? Nope? Bet you are now!


tube-map-art New tube map released — and tube art tours announced

A new tube map has been released showing of the London Underground's art installations, and this coming Sunday, there is a chance to tour of some of those artworks.


IMG_9336 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.


1393_AOTU_Underline_Liam_Gillick_12Sheet-794x406 1960s style spy movie art on the Victoria Line

Starting from next Monday, Victoria line stations will be showing video clips in a 1960s spy movie style as part of the Art on the Underground.


IMG_7204 The curious tale of Hammersmith’s abandoned railway viaduct

If you've ever noticed an odd disused railway bridge just to the west of Hammersmith station, it's a curious legacy of a railway line that closed down exactly 100 years ago,


Central_London_Railway_locomotive Unbuilt London: Central London’s underground railway loop

Had plans gone as planned, London Underground's Central line should look more like the Circle line running in a loop, not a long single line passing through the centre of London.


knightsbridge-station-new-entrance-3 Disused tunnels to be reopened at Knightsbridge tube station

A set of disused tunnels at Knightsbridge tube station are set to come back into use, if plans for a major redevelopment of the buildings above are approved.


25553220682_c3855126a9_k Battersea’s Tunnel Boring Machines shown off

London Underground has shown off the two new tunnel boring machines that will soon start chewing through South London to dig the Northern line extension.


DD 2006-10726 roundel drawing.tif 100th Anniversary of London Underground’s Johnston Font

One hundred years ago, Londoners woke up to find their familiar underground station signs were being bastardized with some modern interloper.


23730027911_8580cc2850_k Bank tube station upgrade gets final approval

The upgrade, which will cost £563 million will see the capacity of the tube station increased by 40%, and two news travolators added to speed transfers between the Central and Northern lines.


tcr-glass-entrance-2 New glass canopy entrance opens at TCR tube station

Tottenham Court Road Tube station’s new glass canopy entrance opens to the public today. The 15 metre tall glass entrance, which sits on the Centre Point side of the street opened as TfL confirmed that Central line trains will stop


Holborn_station_Central_line_roundel Holborn Tests Standing on Both Sides of the Escalator

News abounds that London Underground is encouraging people to stand on both sides of the escalator.


3791436269_8a4bca481a_b October breaks London Underground traffic records

Figures released today by Transport for London (TfL) reveal that more people are using London Underground than at any point in its 152-year history.


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