This Disused Northern Line Platform Has Been Transformed Into A Garden

Charlotte Maughan Jones This Disused Northern Line Platform Has Been Transformed Into A Garden You’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a cottage garden rather than on a zone 4 platform. Image: TfL/Eleanor Bentall A disused platform at Morden station has been repurposed into a rail-side garden popping with hot pink orchids, potatoes hot … Read more

First test train to use a new signalling system on the Northern City Line

The testing of the new digital signalling on the Northern City Line has commenced with the running of the first Great Northern train between Finsbury Park and Moorgate under the new system. The testing is carried out with a Great Northern Class 717 train and marks an important milestone in a project that will ultimately … Read more

“The Tube Challenge Is Near Impossible Since The Northern Line Extension”

Soon after the Northern line extension opened in 2021, Adham Fisher thought he’d won the new record for getting around all 272 stations in the fastest time … but he was thwarted by the rules. Here, he explains his frustration. “I believed I had completed the first attempt for the ‘fastest time to visit every … Read more

Northern Forest Paddling Events, Race Schedule

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) has announced their schedule of paddling events for the 2022 paddling season. On June 1st, NFCT will host a 90-Miler prep in Saranac Lake. Attendees will meet at the Hotel Saranac Ballroom to hear from three 90-Miler racers of varying experience and skill – Roger Gocking, Brandon Devito and … Read more

London Underground’s Northern line bank branch to reopen next Monday

The closed bank branch of the Northern line will reopen to passengers from Monday 16th May, TfL has confirmed. The line has been closed since earlier this year to allow a new tunnel and platform at Bank tube station to be connected to the existing Northern line tunnels, work that could only be done by … Read more

Signalling upgrade comes online on Great Northern line into Moorgate

A new signalling system has been commissioned over the bank holiday, promising Great Northern rail passengers at 30 stations much more reliable journeys on the route to Moorgate in the City of London. The new equipment has replaced ageing components dating back to the 1970s – including some old tripcock systems that still ran on … Read more

‘Their Maryland’ Asks What We Get Wrong About the Army of Northern Virginia

“Interpretations of historical events evolve over time, driven by the discovery of new evidence and the introduction of fresh ideas,” Alexander Rossino opines in the introduction to his deep dive into the Antietam Campaign from the viewpoint of the Army of Northern Virginia and its commanding general, Robert E. Lee. “Thus, it benefits us every … Read more

‘Their Maryland’ Review: Challenging Long-Accepted Views About the Army of Northern Virginia

Interpretations of historical events evolve over time, driven by the discovery of new evidence and the introduction of fresh ideas, ”Alexander Rossino opines in his introduction to his deep dive into the Antietam Campaign from the viewpoint of the Army of Northern Virginia and its commanding general , Robert E. Lee. “Thus, it benefits us … Read more