£200,000 competition to smarten a railway bridge – IanVisits

A rather dingy looking railway bridge near Battersea Power Station has been nominated to be revamped in an open competition for designs.Google Street ViewThe aim is to improve the appearance and feel of Thessaly Road [Read entire story]

Build your own Routemaster bus – IanVisits

Another of those model magazine series is launching today, but this is the first to hold an official license from TfL. The weekly magazine, published by Hachette Partworks, and licensed through TfL’s brand licensing [Read entire story]

Southern Railway tops the league of worst railways – IanVisits

For the third year in a row, Southern Railway has scored the lowest customer satisfaction ranking in a survey by Which magazine. The consumer magazine says that it asked 14,000 train passengers for their opinions of the [Read entire story]

How Crossrail’s legacy could end up in rural Oxfordshire – IanVisits

A sleepy railway station in rural Oxfordshire could now be an unlikely beneficiary of the Crossrail project. Originally opened in 1853, Hanborough railway station sits in the middle of the countryside on a single track [Read entire story]

London’s weekly railway news #235 – IanVisits

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…The Aldwych Tube Station Blitz ExperienceLondon Underground Camden Town tube station made ‘exit only’ during evening rush hour Camden New Journal How WiFi data is [Read entire story]

First train tries out new Northern line extension track – IanVisits

The very first train has travelled on the extension of the Northern Line to Nine Elms and Battersea. Two new junctions which will connect the extension to the existing Northern Line have now been completed, and the first [Read entire story]

New night tube map cover shown off – IanVisits

The paper night tube map has a new cover — it’s third, designed by London-based artist Marianna Simnett which shows a flock of luminous birds falling against a black night sky. For the commission Simnett took inspiration [Read entire story]

London’s weekly railway news #234 – IanVisits

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…New tunnel opens at King’s Cross stationLondon Underground The Metropolitan Line Extension: Deadline Day London Reconnections Black Mirror’s latest creepy marketing [Read entire story]

Cheap train tickets released by GWR – IanVisits

Great Western Railway (GWR) is releasing 200,000 low(er) cost train tickets for journeys taking place between 21 January 2018 and 28 March 2018. Available to purchase from today, Friday 5 January until Friday 19 January, [Read entire story]

Why is the Elizabeth line not on the tube map? – IanVisits

The latest edition of tube map is missing something — an entire line has been omitted from the map — where is the Elizabeth line? May sound like an odd question, as of course, the Elizabeth line (née Crossrail) doesn’t [Read entire story]