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Heathrow Airport’s western rail link put on hold
Heathrow Airport’s western rail link put on hold

Plans for a western rail link to Heathrow Aiport have been paused by Network Rail.

Kidbrooke station’s new ticket office opens
Kidbrooke station’s new ticket office opens

A new ticket office building has opened at Kidbrooke station in southeast London, replacing a small brick building that used to be on the site.

Radical revamp of Peckham Rye station proposed
Radical revamp of Peckham Rye station proposed

Peckham Rye station, a cramped building with lots of narrow staircases could get a radical upgrade if plans by Network Rail are approved.

Multiple weekend closures of the Victoria-East Croydon line announced
Multiple weekend closures of the Victoria-East Croydon line announced

Due to signalling and track upgrades, Network Rail has announced a large number of weekend closures on the railway between East Croydon and Victoria.

Heathrow rail extension pushed back by several years
Heathrow rail extension pushed back by several years

Plans to build a western rail link to Heathrow Airport have been delayed by several years due to the current financial situation.

Landscape photography exhibition at London Bridge station
Landscape photography exhibition at London Bridge station

An annual exhibition of award-winning landscape photography opened recently inside London Bridge station.

Margart Calvert – a retropective and a new railway design
Margart Calvert – a retropective and a new railway design

The work of the iconic designers of post-war Britain is the topic of a new exhibition, not just looking back at her work, but forward as she has designed a new font to be used by Network Rail.

Balham railway station set for refurbishment
Balham railway station set for refurbishment

Network Rail has announced plans for a £2.6 million refurbishment of Balham railway station in South London.

Live status alerts for lifts and escalators at railway stations
Live status alerts for lifts and escalators at railway stations

To help people who have mobility needs get around the railway, live travel information about Network Rail stations will soon include information about the status of lifts and escalators.

King’s Cross station to cut rush hour services for three months
King’s Cross station to cut rush hour services for three months

Network Rail’s project to increase the number of tracks at King’s Cross station is going to cause a lot of disruption over the year ahead and they’ve outlined the dates to avoid the station.

No trains at Kings Cross during the first weekend of Sept
No trains at Kings Cross during the first weekend of Sept

A heads up to people planning a trip, as King’s Cross station will be closed on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2020.

Avoid commuting into Waterloo station this Christmas
Avoid commuting into Waterloo station this Christmas

An early warning, but anyone who commutes into Waterloo might want to grab the Christmas holiday slots at work before anyone else does.

Waterloo station testing a new style trains departure screen
Waterloo station testing a new style trains departure screen

Network Rail has started a trial of full-colour, high-definition customer information display at London Waterloo station that’s designed to be easier to read from a distance.

Crossrail seeks an additional £140 million for surface works
Crossrail seeks an additional £140 million for surface works

Crossrail is likely to need an additional £140 million to complete its surface railway works, a Ministerial written statement has confirmed.

Millwall football club mural for railway arches
Millwall football club mural for railway arches

A railway arch on the approach of Millwall football club has been given a makeover by the artist Lionel Stanhope the style he has popularised.

No trains from Kings Cross next weekend
No trains from Kings Cross next weekend

Network Rail is warning that there will not be any trains in or out of London King’s Cross, and no Thameslink services via Finsbury Park, on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June.

Plans announced to demolish and move East Croydon station
Plans announced to demolish and move East Croydon station

East Croydon station could be moving to a new location if plans for a major railway upgrade in the area are approved, and funding found.

Avoid Euston station in the evenings next week
Avoid Euston station in the evenings next week

We’re all supposed to be avoiding rail travel anyway, but you should really avoid London Euston station in the evenings next week, and especially next Thursday.

Nine day railway closure in south-east London announced
Nine day railway closure in south-east London announced

Network Rail is warning that it will be closing a section of railway in south-east London for 9 days in late July for upgrade works.

South Western Railway’s new rail depot at Feltham
South Western Railway’s new rail depot at Feltham

Not far from the south side of Heathrow, at Feltham, a new railway depot is being built, to increase capacity on the Waterloo to Reading and Windsor lines.

Government suspends rail franchises due to Coronavirus
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
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
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
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.