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Timing of door closure – how critical is it?

Much has been written and said in recent times about efforts to improve the throughput of trains on metro and inner suburban railways. Using...

Transport for London’s new Old Oak Common Depot

Another vital step in the opening of the Elizabeth line has taken place, but one which has not been widely publicised and to which...

Communications on the Central Line

Operational communications are important in supporting both signalling and power control on any railway but, for a major city metro line, the need becomes...

C2E – Crossrail 1 1/2?

With the main Crossrail project now mostly complete, and with tracks running right through the new tunnels, there has been much talk of Crossrail 2 as the next project, crossing under London from South West to North East and linking Wimbledon with the Leigh Valley.

Leaf fall on the London Underground

London Underground (LU). The clue is in the name - “underground”. So how does the organisation have a leaf-fall problem? Despite the “underground” in...

Elizabeth line track installation complete

The final clips have been installed on London's Elizabeth line, completing the track work for the capital's £14.8 billion railway.The final piece of track...

Taking the Northern line to Battersea

On the roof of the Northern line extension’s Battersea Park Road base is a decked terrace which looks out over the expansive worksite that...

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...

Improving Glasgow Subway’s tunnels

At over 120 years old, Glasgow’s ‘Clockwork Orange’ Subway tunnel system is the third oldest underground urban railway still in operation throughout the world....

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...

4LM+1

Four of London Underground’s lines suffer from a bit of an identity crisis. Individually they are well known; the Circle, District, Metropolitan and Hammersmith &...

Subway Revival – Glasgow to introduce UTO

Glasgow’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...

Signalling Crossrail

Tunnelling for the £15 billion railway was completed last May with the final two TBMs, Elizabeth and Victoria, being decommissioned. The task of fitting...

Spectacular new subway station opens in New York

Subway passengers in New York are getting their first glimpses of the impressive modern architecture within the city's new $1.4 billion Fulton Center station.New York's...

Stockholm’s solution to its ‘Wasp’s Waist’

The Stockholm Citybanan (City Line) is a new commuter railway tunnel currently under construction beneath central Stockholm, which will be used for the Swedish capital’s...

Cables on the wall

Look out of the window as your train passes through a tunnel and what do you see? “Not a lot,” could be the answer,...