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Farringdon breakthrough for Phyllis

Crossrail’s tunnel boring machine, Phyllis, has completed the construction of the first of the new train tunnels under London. Phyllis reached Farringdon - the midway...

Transport for London to take over commuter services

The DfT has approved Transport for London plans to take over commuter services that run from Liverpool Street to Enfield Town, Cheshunt via Seven...

Elizabethan Serenade by Crossrail

Just a few days ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation her namesake, TBM Elizabeth arrived at Canary Wharf neatly underscoring the...

Nicholas Wrobel explains Subsurface Upgrade Programme

At Morson International Nicholas Wrobel (pictured) is the Programme Delivery Engineer for the current Transport for London (TfL) Subsurface Upgrade Programme (SUP) across a...

Harry Beck honoured

The birthplace of Harry Beck, designer of the iconic London Underground linear map, has been honoured with a blue plaque. Harry Beck was born at...

Pearl in the Oyster

Hard working staff and generous passengers in London have boosted the fortunes of the Railway Children charity with a cheque for almost £52,000. Staff at...

Mind the Doors – Quick!

Passengers on the Victoria line are now benefitting from the most intensive service ever run on the line. In the peak - morning and evening...

Orbital Link

The official opening of a 1.3km section of line near Surrey Quays in December now means that passengers can make use of London’s first...

Wheel always have Paris

Dubbed the world’s most romantic metro system, the Paris Metro has turned to an unromantic factory in Market Harborough to keep its passengers moving...

Property boom for Crossrail

Crossrail looks like creating a £5.5 billion boom in residential and commercial property over the next ten years, new research shows. The project is already...

Elizabeth goes underground

Engineers at Crossrail lowered a 550 tonne tunnelling machine into a 40 metre deep shaft in east London on 25th October. The TBM, called Elizabeth,...

Bond Street back drop for Skyfall

Nothing identifies a London scene like an Underground station and the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, makes full use of the capital’s 150 year...

Steam Returns to London Underground

Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the London Underground and steam trips are planned to celebrate the anniversary. The first journey took place between...

URS backs McNulty’s Value for Money Strategy

‘The rail industry has the opportunity for substantial further growth, building on the successes of the past fifteen years,’ said Sir Roy McNulty at...

Tube record holder promoted

The man who set a new record for track installation over weekend possessions on the London Underground has been promoted to head Bechtel’s rail...

Dutch Courage for Tube Map

A famous Dutch Olympic athlete, Fanny Blankers-Koen, will be featured on the London Underground Olympic Legends Map after a rethink by designers. The star of...

Angel cat in book triumph

A cat which shot to fame at Angel station on the London Underground has had his own Oyster card issued and a book published...

Easy like a Sunday Morning

The signalling upgrade on the Camden Town to High Barnet/Mill Hill East branch of the Northern line is currently ahead of schedule. TfL says the...