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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.

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.

Take a trip on London Underground’s Watford North Curve

This weekend (11th-12th Jan) is a chance to ride a short stretch of London Underground track that’s not often used.

TfL warning of fewer trains on the Met line next week

London Underground has warned that there will be fewer trains on the Metropolitan line next week, while a new signalling system is introduced.

Tickets Alert: Affordable vintage train trips

A relief from the prices that steam trains have to charge for trips, as a 1950s vintage trains offers affordable runs along part of the Metropolitan line in September.

Tickets Alert: Vintage trains return to the London Underground

A host of vintage tube and steam trains are set to return to the London Underground’s Metropolitan line in September for a weekend event.

Ticket Alert: Steam trains to return to the London Underground

A weekend in September will see steam trains return to the Metropolitan line as part of Amersham’s heritage weekend.

Metropolitan line extension secures funding deal

London Underground has confirmed that plans are in place to start construction work on the extension of the Metropolitan line next year, with the aim of completing the new link in 2020.

Steam trains and afternoon tea on the London Underground

Combine steam train travel and tea and cake on the Metropolitan line for a late summer treat.

At just 26 days, London Underground’s shortest lived tube station

On the 1st November, 1884, a tube station changed its name, and in doing so became the shortest lived tube station to bear the name it once had.

80th anniversary of Northwood Hills tube station

Happy Birthday to Northwood Hills tube station — 80 years young today. If you use the station, do take time to look in the window of a local restaurant, as you might see a birthday cake in there, as one has been bought by the station staff.

London Underground Signal Box gets Listed Status

One of London Underground’s rarest and best preserved signal boxes has been given a Grade II listed status today as a result of a joint English Heritage and Network Rail project to safeguard railway signalling heritage.

How the world’s first underground (passenger) railway was built

As we edge ever closer to the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world’s first underground railway which is now just a couple of weeks away, it might be interesting to review of the newspaper reports about how the construction of the railway progressed up to that momentous date.

Tickets for the Underground’s 150th anniversary steam trips

Last year, I wrote that London Underground were planning to run a steam train along the underground network as part of its 150th anniversary. Turns out I was right about the plans, if not entirely correct about the route. Well,

The final day of the 50-year old Met Line trains

Yesterday, the last of the 50-year old Metropolitan Line trains made its final public trips along the railways, and like an awful lot of people, I took a short trip to say farewell to the old timer. I was going