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Hopes for West London Orbital railway consultation later this year
Hopes for West London Orbital railway consultation later this year

A long-running campaign to open up a freight railway in West London for passenger use could see a public consultation into the scheme open later this year.

Final designs for London Underground’s new Piccadilly line trains shown off
Final designs for London Underground’s new Piccadilly line trains shown off

The final design and some of the engineering challenges for a new fleet of London Underground tube trains have been shown off by the manufacturer.

Design for Bank tube station entrance for approval
Design for Bank tube station entrance for approval

Design details for Bank tube station’s new Cannon Street entrance have been submitted to the City of London for planning approval.

Wish you were here – Keats’ inspired poems on the London Underground
Wish you were here – Keats’ inspired poems on the London Underground

If you’re able to travel by tube train, look out for poems on the Underground by, and about the Romantic poet, John Keats, who died 200 years ago today.

Race the Rails – a London Underground game
Race the Rails – a London Underground game

A brand-new game in collaboration with Transport for London, Race the Rails is where players must race to build Zone 1 of the London Underground by placing tiles on the board.

50 years since London Underground switched to decimal currency
50 years since London Underground switched to decimal currency

This Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of when London Underground changed over to a decimal currency — a day earlier than the rest of the country.

London Underground adds step-free access to Amersham station
London Underground adds step-free access to Amersham station

Amersham Station, at the western ends of the Metropolitan Line, has gained step-free access after a new lift shaft and walkway opened to the public.

Changes for Elephant & Castle tube station
Changes for Elephant & Castle tube station

As part of the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle, the tube station also needs to be rebuilt, but following discussions with London Underground, changes are being proposed.

London Underground gets approval for Walthamstow Central tube station upgrade
London Underground gets approval for Walthamstow Central tube station upgrade

A new entrance to the Victoria line at Walthamstow Central tube station has been approved by the local council, as part of plans for a major rebuild of the nearby shopping centre.

Northern line extension to Battersea – construction update
Northern line extension to Battersea – construction update

The latest local newsletters have been sent with details of the works going on to complete construction of the Northern line extension to Battersea Power Station.

The tube station that had a movable platform
The tube station that had a movable platform

Generally speaking, when standing on a tube station platform, the only thing that should move is the tube train as it arrives, but there was once a tube station with a platform that also moved.

Bakerloo line extension consultation approves of plans
Bakerloo line extension consultation approves of plans

The results of a consultation into the Bakerloo line extension have been published, and unsurprisingly, most people seem to want it.

Restoring a heritage London Underground roundel
Restoring a heritage London Underground roundel

An 82-year old tube roundel still in its original design has been restored outside Uxbridge tube station.

Huge ceiling mural shown off at Sudbury Town tube station
Huge ceiling mural shown off at Sudbury Town tube station

A permanent artwork has been unveiled inside the waiting rooms at Sudbury Town tube station, featuring restyled maps of the surrounding areas, highlighting local landmarks from the past and present.

No Piccadilly line trains for South Kensington tube station from Feb 2021
No Piccadilly line trains for South Kensington tube station from Feb 2021

From late next February, Piccadilly line trains won’t be stopping at South Kensington tube station while escalator replacement works are carried out.

Playstation takes over a London Underground station
Playstation takes over a London Underground station

Oxford Circus tube station has had a temporary makeover to promote the launch of Sony’s new Playstation 5 games console.

The Met line’s Croxley rail link may be resurected
The Met line’s Croxley rail link may be resurected

The government is to be asked to reconsider funding the dormant Croxley Rail link extension to the Metropolitan line in Watford, as part of its plans to support “shovel ready” projects.

London Underground’s Northern line extension progress report
London Underground’s Northern line extension progress report

London Underground’s new extension of the Northern line is continuing, and some updates about progress have recently been provided.

Bank tube station upgrade reaches tunnelling milestone
Bank tube station upgrade reaches tunnelling milestone

The main tunnelling work that will add a new platform, more escalators and a travolator to Bank tube station has now been completed, TfL has announced.

London Underground’s escalators getting UV light treatment
London Underground’s escalators getting UV light treatment

Around a quarter of London Underground’s escalators are to be treated with ultraviolet (UV) light to help reduce Covid infections from spreading.

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.

London Underground appears in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
London Underground appears in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

A fan made addition for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) had added a part of the London Underground to the gaming community.

Put a tube train’s treadplate in your doorway
Put a tube train’s treadplate in your doorway

Fancy stepping over the threshold of your home with a genuine London Underground door treadplate?

Solar powered tube trains
Solar powered tube trains

The Central line feels as hot as the sun, and soon it could be powered by solar energy directly from the sun.