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Major upgrade planned for Norwood Junction railway station

A somewhat shabby, and yet quite busy station in South London could get a major makeover if plans by Network Rail are approved.


An exhibition of railway footbridges at Waterloo Station

The mezzanine at Waterloo Station has been filled with photographs of railway footbridges -- as part of the Network Rail retrospective study.


Plans to rebuild Clapham Junction Station shown off

Initial plans for a huge rebuild of Clapham Junction station have been shown off, with the rebuilt station sitting underneath a large housing development.


Loads of seats coming to railway stations

Following a passenger survey, the total seating capacity at Victoria and London Bridge is now being increased from 150 at each station to 400 at each station.


City of London blocks huge adverts on Cannon Street railway bridge

Network Rail's plans to put two 12-metre wide video display screens at Cannon Street's railway bridge have been blocked by the City of London's planning authority.


No trains out of Euston Station over the Easter weekend

If you're planning an weekend break out of London via Euston station this Easter, think of a different place to visit.


Earlsfield station’s railway bridges getting a heritage makeover

The two shabby railway bridges right outside Earlsfield station in South London are to get a Victorian heritage inspired revamp.


Competition to design a railway footbridge

Network Rail has opened a competition to design a new footbridge that can be used to improve accessibility at stations and level crossings.


New rail link to Heathrow from Reading consultation opens

A third and possibly final consultation is opening on plans to build a new rail link that will allow direct connections between Reading and Heathrow Airport.


Network Rail takes over Clapham Junction station ahead of upgrade

Network Rail has taken over the operations at Clapham Junction from South Western Railway which had been running the station.


Final phase of London Bridge railway station opens

London Bridge station reopened today after ten days of major engineering work, marking the countdown to completion of the £1bn redevelopment after more than five years of work.


New pedestrian route planed for Barnes railway bridge

A section of the Thames that is currently blocked for pedestrians by a railway bridge could soon get it's own dedicated footbridge to avoid a nasty detour.


Tottenham level crossing to close as railway station gets upgrade

A level crossing in Tottenham will be closed next month as part of plans to double its platforms and extra tracks to the railway in the area.


Charing Cross Station could be extended across the Thames

A plan has emerged that could see Charing Cross station rebuilt in a style similar to Blackfriars, with platforms running across the Thames.


Turning around Britain’s “worst railway”?

You've been in the job for just five months, and tasked with turning around the London south-eastern section of Network Rail - dubbed by some as Britain's worst railway. What do you do?