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Fancy testing part of a future Crossrail Station?

If you use the tube station at Victoria, then you already are! An area within one of the busiest parts of the already very busy Victoria station was changed a couple of months ago to test some sample materials that

100th Anniversary of the Escalator on London Underground

Tomorrow (Tue 4th Oct) marks 100 years since the first moving staircase was demonstrated on the London Underground, at Earl’s Court station to be specific. Not sure if TfL is planning to have a cake or other celebration though. There

The tube train that travels through time and space

A couple of decades ago, there was a children’s TV show which is often considered to be a precursor of the Crystal Maze in that it featured a few people trying to solve a series of puzzles. The celebrities would

Chesham Shuttle to Return to Service this Weekend

Last December, the need to change trains to catch a short shuttle service to Chesham on the Metropolitan Line was abolished as direct trains were introduced as part of the line and train upgrade programme. This weekend though, the Shuttle

Crime numbers on the London Underground

The Evening Standard has managed to get a list of crime numbers on the London Underground, broken down by station and delivered the not entirely surprising headline that Kings Cross is the crime ridden capital of the tube network. However,

Vintage trains running on the London Underground

It has been announced that the Transport Museum’s dinky little red 1938 era tube train, and the older, and rather larger electric locomotive, Sarah Siddons will be running special journeys on Sunday 11th September between Harrow-on-the-Hill, Rickmansworth and Amersham. The

Photos – inside the disused tube station at Brompton Road

Half way between South Kensington and Knightsbridge tube stations lies an abandoned remnant of the early Piccadilly Line that was closed down in 1934 and shortly afterwards taken over by the War Office to be used as a command centre

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

How deep is every tube station on the Underground?

A question you have probably never ever asked yourself is what is the depth of every single tube station on the Underground, but now the question has been asked, you are probably really curious to know the answer. Someone else

Today marks the final trip of the ’67s on the Victoria Line

Today will be the very last time you will be able to see one of the venerable old 1967 Stock tube trains running along the Victoria Line in normal passenger service. They are being phased out by the newer 2009

Youh ish ma besht friend you ish.

Finally was in a position yesterday to take a photo of this poster on the underground that has amused me for some months. Am I the only one who thinks the guy looks drunk and is slurring sweet nothings into

Watch the 1967 tube train make its farewell tour

Tomorrow (Sunday 15th May), as mentioned before, one of the last remaining 1967 era tube trains that have served the Victoria Line will make a farewell tour around the network. All the seats to be on the train have been

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

Your night is my day: London Underground never sleeps

With recent chatter about running the London Underground overnight during next year’s Olympics, there was a talk given last week which was due to explain what happens on the Underground overnight – and hopefully explain why a permanent 24-hour tube

Fancy a trip to Acton this weekend?

This weekend will mark the occasional opening of the Transport Museum’s overflow warehouse out in darkest Acton, and if you haven’t been, then it is worth a trip. To the depot that is, not Acton. Basically a former train shed