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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?

Major new London Bridge junction to open after Christmas

One of the many railway bottlenecks outside London Bridge should be removed this coming Christmas, with the commissioning of the Bermondsey Flyunder.

In photos – the new London Bridge station concourse

After years of hidden construction work, the first phase of the new London Bridge station opened this morning.

Remains of a disused station uncovered by Network Rail

One hundred years ago, two railway stations closed, but just recently construction works has uncovered the remains of one of them.

A look at Bermondsey’s railway dive-under construction site

While much of the focus on London Bridge’s redevelopment sticks to the station itself, one of the most complex parts of the upgrade is taking place a mile away, in Bermondsey

Double-deck trains proposed for Waterloo station lines

One of the most oft cited “solutions” to railway overcrowding is the introduction of double-deck trains, which are regularly used in other countries.

Photos from the roof of Victoria Station

As a couple of thousand people milled around the concourse of Victoria Station, a much smaller number of people were permitted to wander high above their heads, on the Victorian roof structure.

Henry Moore sculpture appears outside King’s Cross station

The large flat regular space of the new plaza outside King’s Cross station has started to regain a little bit of the clutter that defined it for the past hundred years.

Euston Station to be Refurbished

Euston Station, that unloved 1960s slab of a railway station is to be tarted up, a little bit.

Photos – Watch a railway bridge being replaced

Over the Easter weekend a delayed plan to replace an old railway bridge swung into action as a road in North Dulwich was sealed off and handed over to an army of hard hat wearing builders and massive machines.