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Government suspends rail franchises due to Coronavirus

Rail franchises are to be suspended for the next six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the train operating companies offered a London Overground style operating license.

London Bridge station’s giant soft-toy train set

Down the end of the main corridor that runs under London Bridge station at the far end can be found a giant soft train set to play in.

Seven additional London stations to get improved access

The government has announced that seven London railway stations will be part of a wider package of improvements to accessibility.

Heathrow rail link funding uncertain

A planned rail link from Heathrow heading out towards Reading and beyond has an uncertain future due to a funding dispute.

London Overground’s GOBLIN to resume service on Wednesday

Network Rail says that London Overground services on the Gospel Oak to Barking line are expected to resume  tomorrow (Wednesday 19th February).

Government plans to close Newhaven Marine rail station

One of the more delightful quirks of British Railways could come to an end, with the planned closure of Newhaven Marine station.

Major disruption for King’s Cross station during Jan and Feb

As part of the East Coast Mainline upgrade, King’s Cross station will close completely for two weekends in the early part of 2020, and be disrupted at weekends through most of Jan and Feb.

Network Rail’s design competition for train station benches

Network Rail is calling on architects and designers to come up with ideas for improved seating in some of London’s mainline station.

London’s mainline stations to get free Wi-Fi coverage

Network Rail has announced that a number of mainline stations are to be fitted with free Wi-Fi services from early next year.

Train punctuality shows sharp drop as new reporting method hits

The reports of how many trains arrive on time are to be shaken up, and the result could be to make train reliability appear to drop drastically.

Bexleyheath railway line to close for 9-days in February 2020

If you use Southeastern railway through Bexleyheath in South London, consider this a tip to book a week off work next February.

Fenchurch Street station destined for a makeover

A plan to revamp Fenchurch Street railway station has been submitted to the City of London, to upgrade the internal layout and improve the overall appearance externally.