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London Overground’s GOBLIN to resume service on Wednesday
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
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
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’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
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
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
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
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.

Second entrance at Putney Station moves a step closer
Second entrance at Putney Station moves a step closer

Long running campaign for a second entrance at Putney Station too a step forward when it was revealed that Network Rail is carrying out a feasibility study into the town hall’s proposals.

Bidders invited for new railway tunnel to Heathrow
Bidders invited for new railway tunnel to Heathrow

Network Rail is to host a meeting for construction firms interested in a £900 million contract to build a new railway tunnel to Heathrow Airport.

Major upgrade planned for Norwood Junction railway station
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.