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Liverpool Street station platforms upgraded for Crossrail
Liverpool Street station platforms upgraded for Crossrail

As part of the Crossrail project, two platforms at Liverpool Street station have been lengthened, and one platform was taken out of action entirely.

TfL updates on Northern line extension progress
TfL updates on Northern line extension progress

Works to complete the Northern line extension to Battersea are continuing ahead of the line’s expected opening this Autumn.

Step-free access to the Northern line at Waterloo moves forward
Step-free access to the Northern line at Waterloo moves forward

The Northern line at Waterloo station has moved closer to having step-free access after a deal was signed with the developer of a new office block directly above it.

May Bank Holiday train disruptions
May Bank Holiday train disruptions

Network Rail is giving advance notice of the planned disruption to train services across London in the early May Bank Holiday weekend, with many services reduced and some station closures.

Regular steam train trips between London and Windsor resume
Regular steam train trips between London and Windsor resume

A regular steam train service will resume this summer running three times a day between London Victoria and Windsor & Eton Riverside stations.

London’s weekly railway news
London’s weekly railway news

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Progress works on the new Brent Cross West station
Progress works on the new Brent Cross West station

Works to build a new Thameslink station just to the south of Brent Cross progressed over the Easter weekend as Network Rail lifted and moved some of the redesigned track between West Hampstead and Mill Hill Broadway.

Mayor gets extra 10 years to collect Crossrail funding contributions
Mayor gets extra 10 years to collect Crossrail funding contributions

A technical amendment has been made that will give the Mayor of London an additional 10 years to be able to impose a Crossrail levy on property developers in London.

Parcel lockers coming to more TfL stations
Parcel lockers coming to more TfL stations

A trial of putting parcel lockers for online shopping in TfL car parks and stations is to be substantially expanded.

Debden station on the Central line goes step-free
Debden station on the Central line goes step-free

Debden tube station has become the latest to get step-free access with the opening of a new footbridge with lifts linking the two platforms.

Toy train packaging turns into a London Underground station
Toy train packaging turns into a London Underground station

A few years ago, a father of a 4-year old boy turned to a 3D printer to make some London Underground trains, and now they’re on sale.

Take a ride on one of London’s miniature steam trains
Take a ride on one of London’s miniature steam trains

We all love a steam train, and while the big beasts make occasional weekend trips through the city, there are a surprisingly large number of miniature steam trains chugging along little railways around parts of London as well.

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.

A call for improved cycling provison at railway stations
A call for improved cycling provison at railway stations

Provision for electric scooters, bikes and other personal transport vehicles should be incorporated into railway stations and transport interchanges, according to a joint research project

London Overground could be split into individual lines
London Overground could be split into individual lines

The London Overground, a huge swathe of Orange on the tube map could be broken up into individually named lines, if Sadiq Khan is reelected as Mayor of London next month.

Bid on some amazing transport experiences for charity
Bid on some amazing transport experiences for charity

A host of special behind the scenes tours, experiences, and unique rides are up for grabs in a charity auction.

Epping Ongar and Bluebell heritage railways to restart trains
Epping Ongar and Bluebell heritage railways to restart trains

Two of London’s local heritage railways have confirmed that they will be able to reopen, with some limitations, from the middle of May.

London’s weekly railway news
London’s weekly railway news

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Southwark considers Tram alternative to Bakerloo line extension
Southwark considers Tram alternative to Bakerloo line extension

Southwark council is to investigate the viability of a tram network as an alternative to the Bakerloo line extension.

Thames Clipper wins Hammersmith Bridge ferry contract
Thames Clipper wins Hammersmith Bridge ferry contract

Thames Clipper, the River Thames river-bus service has won the contract to run a temporary ferry service while the Hammersmith bridge is closed to traffic.

How London Transport’s roundel was nearly a rabbit
How London Transport’s roundel was nearly a rabbit

London’s transport is world-famous for its roundel, but just under a century ago, it nearly became a rabbit – Wilfred the Rabbit.

West Ealing station goes step-free as part of Crossrail upgrades
West Ealing station goes step-free as part of Crossrail upgrades

West Ealing station, which is one stop beyond Ealing Broadway has an entirely new entrance and has gone step-free for the first time.

London’s weekly railway news
London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…