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What are they building at Charing Cross Railway Station?

Anyone who uses Charing Cross station in recent weeks cannot help to have noticed that changes are underfoot, but maybe not realise just how much is about to change.

Photos from the roof above King’s Cross Station

In just under two weeks time, commuters arriving at King’s Cross station will be the first to leave the front of the building and walk not onto a building site, but a large open plaza.

British Railway’s Art-Deco Style Electrical Control Room

At the height of the art-deco movement, Southern Railways lead the UK in the move from steam trains to electric, and naturally needed some control rooms to manage the electricity supply. So they built a bunker just outside Woking, which

Demolition of King’s Cross’s “Ugly Green Shed” Imminent

In just a few weeks, the famously ugly green shed that has been despoiling the frontage of King’s Cross station since the 1970s will start to be swept away in the final stage of the upgrades to the area. The

Photos behind the hoardings of the new Kings Cross station

Over the past few years, Kings Cross has undergone a double process of rebuilding as its 150 year old main platforms had the tired old plastic windows replaced and the paintwork tarted up. However, over on the western side, a

A Slightly Behind-the-Scenes Look at Kings Cross Train Station

When booking a tour of Kings Cross station with limited information about what the tour will include, there is a risk that it will be just a wander around the public areas, or maybe a good look around some of

Train fares to rise – Train fares to fall

Two separate organisations put out two different press releases this morning. They appeared one after the other in my RSS reader – and it was the coincidental juxtaposition of the two headlines that raised a wry smile. I am not

Railways boost reliability – sort of

A gushing press release from Network Rail has boasted that overland rail reliability is now at its highest ever level. A grand total of 90.6% of trains are claimed to arrive “on time” now – although their definition of “on

Over half million stranded at China train station

A report on Reuters makes me wonder if British Rail (or whatever they are called this week) are not quite as incompetent as we tend to think they are. Over half a million passengers could be left stranded at a