Archive for category: Subways and Underground

Vivarail to open production site for ex-Tube stock in UK

Rolling stock manufacturer Vivarail has announced it will spent up to £100,000 opening a production site in County Durham, UK.
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‘Ghost’ trains to run on Toronto subway extension ahead of launch

The Toronto Transit Commission has said that a 'ghost service' has begun on the Line 1 subway extension ahead of its opening in December.
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Russian-themed train to launch on London Underground

The London Underground is to unveil a Russian themed train showcasing the country’s cultural achievements.
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Transport for London successfully tests new Tube signalling

A new signalling system on the London Underground has been successfully tested for the first time. 
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Take a ride through Crossrail’s Woolwich station

Crossrail has released new footage letting members of the public take a 360° tour of the Elizabeth line's Woolwich station.
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Class act in the cavern

It was an unlikely venue for a chance meeting that would change popular music forever – the less than salubrious surroundings of a dingy nightclub beneath a Liverpool fruit warehouse. It was here of course, in the Cavern Club, that Brian Epstein, a local record-store owner and music columnist, first encountered The Beatles. The rest […]
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Inside the Northern line extension

When the second phase of Battersea Power Station was completed in the 1950s – giving the building its iconic four chimneys – the site around it on London’s South Bank was part of the capital’s industrial heartland. The power station is now being transformed into a modern commercial district – flanked by luxury apartments for […]

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Bulgaria subway to receive €86m from EU development fund

Money from the EU’s Regional Development Fund will support the construction of a new subway line in Sofia, Bulgaria. More than €86 million has been set aside by the European Commission to finance work on the western part of Line 3 of the Bulgarian capital’s subway network. The funding will be used to construct four new underground stations on a […]
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Governments of Canada, Ontario and Toronto commit funds to new rapid transit line

Representatives from the governments of Canada, Ontario and Toronto have reaffirmed their commitment to planning a relief line for the Toronto subway. It is hoped the proposed extension – which has now received more than $200 million in funding to kickstart the planning and design – will ease overcrowding and congestion on the Yonge Subway Line. […]
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Proposed route of Bakerloo line extension released

Transport for London (TfL) has published a map showing the proposed route of its Bakerloo line extension. A public consultation has begun into the project, which would extend the line south east from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham. The extension would include four new stations: two along Old Kent Road, one at New Cross Gate […]
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And now Crossrail 2

Now that Crossrail is 75 per cent complete (issue 146, December 2016), thoughts are turning to what comes next. Crossrail 2 is more than just a possibility. Transport for London has appointed Michèle Dix as managing director for the project, reporting directly to TfL Commissioner Mike Brown. Based at 55 Broadway, the iconic former London […]
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