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Cutty Sark DLR station has been responsible for a large number of visits to London Rail blog – especially the post on City Greenwich and Lewisham Rail Limited (CGL). There’s been numerous complaints about the station’s condition and the dearth of escalators available for service. Its been said the issues…

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Broad Street station (1865-1986) has the dubious honour of being London’s only main line terminus to be erased off the map completely. The station was deliberately run down and had a dreadful appearance to say the least. The roof leaked like a sieve and that’s very evident in this post!…

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The Aventra Class 701 (described by SWR as Arterio) has finally made it to public service! The first ever in service outing for the long delayed class took place on 9th January 2023 with a one a day Waterloo to Windsor duty. Its four years since the new trains first…

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Transport names can be something of a botch job. Even the most interesting names have fallen to misuse. The Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton for example became the Old, Worse, and Worse, the Midland and Great Northern the Muddle and Get Nowhere. Fortunately London’s tube system hasn’t suffered such vagaries, except…

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Continuing the Morden Edgware Line series. So far there’s been three specific Morden Edgware line posts plus one spin off. These are shown below: Morden-Edgware Line #1Morden-Edgware Line #2Morden-Edgware Line #3 (Leicester Square Special) Woodstock (Brent Cross) on the Edgware Line Modern-Edgware Line in print (2): The 1930s-1950s tube maps:…

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Forty years ago in 1983 a noted pop star gave his regards to Broad Street! The iconic London railway terminus was given a few minutes of fame just a couple of years before bulldozers moved in and razed the entire station to the ground. Give My Regards to Broad Street…

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Coffee pot signals developed from the very early types of signals in use on the tube and indeed these were derived from the most simple hand held railway lamps. When exactly it was that coffee pots signals were first used on London’s underground is not known, although general consensus is…

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This is an exciting time for battery train technology! And that despite the news that HS2 has been all but abandoned. Today trains began serving Headbolt Lane station from Kirby where the present Merseyrail 3rd rail system ends. It was hardly worth the effort to electrify to Headbolt Lane especially…

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A very controversial issue this – its not the first time of course – however the backlash this time has been more vociferous and its because of various factors including disability, accessibility etc. To start with TfL have yet again renamed a tube (and Elizabeth line) station! The difference this…

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Earlier this year there was an interview with a noted graffiti artist who explained why he does the sort of thing the general traveling public, TfL, other transport operators and the law frowns upon. Its a highly noted person given the huge proliferation of his work which can be seen…

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