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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,...

Keeping London on ICE

The Queen’s New Year’s Honours list recognised David Waboso, capital programmes director for London Underground (LU), with a CBE. David trained as a civil engineer....

Signalling the positive

This, to the surprise of many, was issued on New Year’s Eve: “London Underground (LU) and Bombardier Transportation today announced that the signalling contract...

Copenhagen – challenges for a modern metro

Cities that invested in the construction of a new metro system in recent years encountered both advantages and drawbacks compared to cities that built...

Keeping London Moving

Dating back 150 years, London Underground is the world’s oldest metro system and one of the busiest. With customer demand at its highest level...

Many sites at Liverpool Street

The £14.8 billion Crossrail project is now progressing at a pace. The route from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the West to Shenfield and Abbey...

Plumstead portal box construction

As was highlighted in the accompanying article on Crossrail’s Thames tunnels, one of the challenges involved was agreeing a way to construct the portal...

Crossrail Thames Tunnels

When Paul Baker of Hochtief Murphy Joint Venture (HMJV) was kind enough to invite me to visit the Plumstead portal of the Crossrail Thames...

The name’s Bond… Street

The £14.8 billion Crossrail project involves a phenomenal amount of tunnelling work, as might be expected of a new rail link crossing a major...

Squeezing more from the tube

Anyone strap hanging on a crowded Victoria line train could be forgiven for not believing that, a few months ago, its upgrade gave a...

SSS – Sub Surface Signalling

London Underground is 150 years old this year. The first train on the Metropolitan Railway ran between Paddington and Farringdon on 9 January 1863. Today,...

Resignalling the Victoria Line

Much has been written about the excellent way in which public transport performed during the 2012 London Olympic Games. This was due to detailed...

IMechE visit sees Paris and London’s urban rail challenges

Paris and London are Europe’s largest cities after Moscow and rank amongst the world’s greatest. Although both are quite different, their size and populations...