Crossrail ventilation shaft crowned in purple wildflowers – IanVisits

A ventilation and access shaft for the Elizabeth line at Canning Town has been covered in purple wildflowers, supplied by the same firm that laid out the wildflower meadows for the London 2012 Olympics.Limmo Peninsula [Read entire story]

See inside Crossrail’s Farringdon Station – IanVisits

An almost modest ticket hall conceals a marvel deeper underground as Crossrail gave the public their first chance to see the massive platforms that will soon throng with paying passengers.Although there have been chances [Read entire story]

London Underground places £1.5 billion order for new Piccadilly line tube trains – IanVisits

TfL has announced that it’s awarding Siemens a contract of around £1.5bn to design and build 94 new generation tube trains for use on the Piccadilly line.More than 700,000 customers use the Piccadilly line every day. [Read entire story]

London’s weekly railway news #257 – IanVisits

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…Unbuilt London: The railway in the middle of the ThamesLondon UndergroundCalls for urgent inspection of South Wimbledon station due to ‘unacceptable’ tube noise Local [Read entire story]

Local students design posters for Elizabeth line trains – IanVisits

If you’ve traveled on the new TfL Rail/Elizabeth line trains out of Paddington, you might have spotted the posters — created by local students.The artistic young Londoners had their winning entries made into train and [Read entire story]

New artworks installed by Crossrail in the Elizabeth line stations – IanVisits

The fabrication and installation of five of the artworks being integrated into the new Elizabeth stations in central London is now underway, ahead of the opening of the railway this December.Each artist is working with [Read entire story]

Tube strike – CANCELLED – on the London Underground this Thursday – IanVisits

Update:8:20pm Tube strike suspended by both unions. Normal tube aervice tomorrow.Update at 7:40pm: ASLEF Union is recommending that the strike be suspended pending further talks. No word from the RMT yet.—There is a [Read entire story]

Five steam trains coming to Epping – IanVisits

This weekend, the Epping Ongar heritage railway, at the end of the Central line, will be hosting a grand total of five steam trains chugging decoratively through the Essex countryside.This is the first time the recently [Read entire story]

Crossrail 2 reviewing route options following consultations – IanVisits

Following a consultation in 2015, and the announcement last Autumn of a costs review, Crossrail 2 has been looking at some of the alternative options for the railway line.Much of the latest review is to deal with [Read entire story]

London’s weekly railway news #255 – IanVisits

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…A curious piece of tube historyLondon UndergroundSainsbury’s in New Cross Gate says its redevelopment plans are at risk because of a proposal to build an underground [Read entire story]