Archive for category: Subways and Underground

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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Subway Revival – Glasgow to introduce UTO

Tunnel-A4Glasgow’s Subway is the world’s third-oldest underground railway (after London and Budapest). When it opened in 1896, there was no rail connection to the surface so cars were lowered into the tunnels from the depot above. Although trains were steam-powered, there was no smoke in the tunnels. Instead, a stationary steam engine moved a 10.5 […]
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Lucknow metro design revealed

157892-MedRes-LucknowMetropolis-20160510METLUCKNOWEXTER03 (1)Alstom has revealed the design of the Metropolis train it is building for the Indian city of Lucknow. Alstom said the train’s design reflected the city’s “cultural richness” and that[...]
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Crossrail revamp for Whitechapel

19307177040_d158e3c927_kWork begins this week on the redevelopment of the 140-year-old Whitechapel London Overground and Underground station in preparation for Crossrail. New Crossrail platforms, which are located in new tunnels to[...]
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