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The connected tube: WiFi comes to London's trains

London - The London underground network of tube trains is finally set to become fully WiFi enabled (currently only certain platforms are connected). The connectivity will go live during the course of 2017.

Op-Ed: London Underground's dirtiest tube line revealed

London - London's network of underground trains is one of the most well-known and efficient in the world, with each line network identified by a name and color. It seems that some lines are cleaner than others, with the dirtiest of all revealed this week.

Worst London Underground lines for crime revealed

London - New figures released by British Transport Police show the areas on the London Underground which are worst for crime. At the top is the Central Line.

Hidden London, exploring a disused tube station Special

London - London Underground has a rich history, with the tube network dating back to the Victorian era. Over the years some stations have closed and been sealed up. One forgotten station was recently opened up to tour and Digital Journal was there.

Why the London Underground is too efficient for its own good

London - London Underground's network of tube trains is in danger of becoming too fast and efficient. A report urges the network to follow the example of the New York subway.

Doctor Who on the London Underground

As the official Doctor Who World Tour gets under way today, with premières of a feature-length adventure in London and Cardiff, the London Underground has joined in on the act.

Op-Ed: The trashing of London's public transport

London - Transport For London is currently running a consultation on the abolition of cash payments on buses. They say this will save £24 million. So what?

Memorial service: The worst ever London Underground train crash

London - On February 28, 1975, 43 people lost their lives when a London Underground train crashed at Moorgate Station on the Highbury Branch of the Northern Line.

Penguins invade London Underground

London - Hundreds of penguins invaded the London underground system yesterday. Think you’ll agree that’s a sentence you don’t read very often. However these weren’t penguins from the Antarctica, but rather penguins from Hartlepool in England.

Op-Ed: The Queen gets her travel pass at last, now should she retire?

London - Yesterday, the Queen visited Baker Street Station to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. Should she still be doing this sort of thing at her age?

World famous 'Mind The Gap' warning returns to London Underground

London - The famous 'Mind The Gap' announcement, heard by millions of users of the London Underground railway system is to be brought back at the request of the announcers' widow.

The London Underground and its world famous map

London - You may not be a Londoner, you may not even have been to Europe, but you've almost certainly seen the famous London Underground map. But how did it come about, and how has it changed over the years?

Stranger throws woman on tube tracks of London Underground

The video above depicts the moment an apparent stranger hurled a woman from the platform at Leicester Square Station onto the tube tracks below.

Union bosses claim London Underground plans to cut 1,500 jobs

London - The Rail, Maritime, and Transport union in London is claiming that the London Underground is planning up to 1,500 job cuts and other efficiency measures by 2017.

London Tube strike caused full suspension of Circle Line

The on-going London Tube strike has caused the full suspension of the Circle Line, a major component line of the London Underground (LU).
 

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An old poster points the way to another part of the tube network. It includes a previously used Lond...
An old poster points the way to another part of the tube network. It includes a previously used London Underground logo.
One of the two platforms at Aldwych station  last used in 1994. Nowadays it is a location for movies...
One of the two platforms at Aldwych station, last used in 1994. Nowadays it is a location for movies.
The classic London Transport symbol and font has rarely changed over the past 150 years.
The classic London Transport symbol and font has rarely changed over the past 150 years.
Art Deco features can be found throughout the underground station.
Art Deco features can be found throughout the underground station.
A steam engine being used to prepare signage in the classic font.
A steam engine being used to prepare signage in the classic font.
The Metropolitan Railway opened in 1863 with gas-lit wooden carriages hauled by steam locomotives. L...
The Metropolitan Railway opened in 1863 with gas-lit wooden carriages hauled by steam locomotives. Lighting was provided by gas — two jets in first class compartments and one in second and third class compartments.
The entrance of the abandoned Strand Underground Station  located along The Strand in London.
The entrance of the abandoned Strand Underground Station, located along The Strand in London.
A signal box from Manor House underground station. It straddles the border between the London Boroug...
A signal box from Manor House underground station. It straddles the border between the London Boroughs of Hackney and Haringey.
Hartlepool United supporters in penguin costumes in London
Hartlepool United supporters in penguin costumes in London
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Looking inside one of the older tube trains. Today it is possible to purchase cushions made from the...
Looking inside one of the older tube trains. Today it is possible to purchase cushions made from the train upholstery.
The original 1907 ticket kiosks for the underground station. The area has well-made white and green ...
The original 1907 ticket kiosks for the underground station. The area has well-made white and green tiles, and hints of art deco style.
The Victoria line is a deep-level London Underground route running from Brixton in the south in Zone...
The Victoria line is a deep-level London Underground route running from Brixton in the south in Zone 2 to Walthamstow Central in the north-east in Zone 3 of London. It is colored light blue on the Tube map.
Visitors wandering through the tunnels of the former Aldwych tube station.
Visitors wandering through the tunnels of the former Aldwych tube station.
There are two lifts found at the former station. It was due to the upgrade of these that the station...
There are two lifts found at the former station. It was due to the upgrade of these that the station closed, with price for the repair seen as prohibitive.
Mounting the steps of the former Aldwych underground station.
Mounting the steps of the former Aldwych underground station.
Iconic map of London Underground by Harry Beck.
Iconic map of London Underground by Harry Beck.
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An alternative shot of the disused tube station at Aldwych.
An alternative shot of the disused tube station at Aldwych.
Wrist bands on show for the Hidden London event.
Wrist bands on show for the Hidden London event.
A modern view of platform 9 at Moorgate Underground Station  where the crash happened.
A modern view of platform 9 at Moorgate Underground Station, where the crash happened.
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