Rail Projects

A new tunnel would connect Heathrow to the railway between Staines & Wraysbury, enabling local services to south west London, Surrey and Waterloo, and longer-distance services to Hampshire. Airtrack would run to/from the new station at Terminal 5, currently under construction for the Heathrow Express.
Hackney's East London Line Group and the LTUC want to see interchange platforms provided on the Nunhead-Lewisham line at Brockley. The Nunhead - Lewisham line, served by South Eastern, passes just to the north of Brockley station, served by South Central. There have been no platforms on thh Nunhead - Lewisham line here since 1917.
Two new stations are proposed to serve riverside developments in Barking and Dagenham on the c2c line. A large redevelopment of the riverside area of the boroughs of Barking & Dagenham and Havering is planned, including up to 10,000 new homes. Two projects to serve the new developments are already under consideration - East London Transit and a DLR extension to Barking Reach. However, neither of these would give direct access to central London.
The inner London areas of Camberwell and Walworth lost their rail service in 1916 and never got it back. Plans exist to rebuild two stations to serve them. Camberwell has a Station Road just off Camberwell Green; there used by a station here until 1916, when competition from electric trams (with steam trains) forced its closure.
True high-speed link from the Channel Tunnel to new international station at St Pancras. Eurostar services now use the link, with high-speed domestic services to Kent due in 2009. The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) is a new high-speed railway from the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone to St Pancras in central London, with intermediate stations at Ashford in Kent, Ebbsfleet (close to the M25 near the Dartford Crossing) and Stratford in east London.
Chiltern Railways extended some platforms on its route to accomodate longer trains.
A new £20m depot at Wembley has been built as part of Chiltern's franchise commitment and will house its expanding fleet. Chiltern's fleet has been expanding and part of its 20-year franchise with the SRA is to build this new depot to the east of Wembley Stadium station, on the southern side of the railway next to Sherrins Farm Open Space.
A third entrance to Clapham Junction station, on St John's Hill, would relieve overcrowding and accommodate future growth if the East London Line arrives here. View a street map around Clapham Junction station.
This proposal envisages new rail services from Dartford via Sidcup, Lewisham and Peckham to Clapham Junction.
London's biggest project, Crossrail, is a new railway tunnel between Paddington & Whitechapel, enabling suburban trains to travel from Heathrow & Maidenhead to Canary Wharf, Shenfield & Abbey Wood.
Complementary to Crossrail 1, this is a mainline tunnel from Clapham Junction via Victoria, Tottenham Ct Rd & King's Cross to undecided lines in the northeast. Also known as the Chelsea-Hackney Line.
In addition to Crossrail 1 & 2, a third line has been mooted between Euston & Waterloo. Plans for a third Crossrail line are extremely vague compared to Crossrail 1 (which is now into a very detailed planning stage) Crossrail 2 (which is being studied).
Various bodies wish to see a new station built between Streatham and Mitcham Junction, to cover a "hole" served by no railway stations. View See a map of the location. Eastfields station would be on the Streatham/Balham to Mitcham Junction line served by South Central & Thameslink.
Deptford station will be redeveloped as part of a mixed-use regeneration project. Deptford station is one of London's oldest stations. As part of a £25m regeneration scheme which will see a new public square created around the station, its Grade 2 listed carriage ramp will be restored as a pedestrian access route, with the ramp's arches being used for commercial premises.
Ebbsfleet International is a new station a few miles outside the M25 in Kent, on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, which will have a 15 min journey time to St Pancras.  
A £1bn improvement and enlargement of Euston mainline station is planned, including Underground improvements. On 13th December 2005, Network Rail announced plans to totally redevelop the whole 15 acres of Euston, including adding two or three extra platforms.
Chelsea Village PLC want to build a station on the West London Line to serve Chelsea FC's football stadium at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea Village PLC are the owners of the football stadium on the Fulham Road and the surrounding development. They have a recently renewed planning application (p97-105) for a station adjacent to their development, on the West London Line.
Improvements are being investigated by TfL Rail to the interchange between Hackney Downs and Hackney Central stations. There are two stations in Hackney town centre (see map). Hackney Downs station is on the 'one' route between Liverpool Street and Enfield, Cheshunt and Hertford. Hackney Central is on the North London Line.
BAA is in a joint venture with First Great Western to provide local trains from Paddington to Heathrow stopping at suburban stations.
A TGV-style line would take advantage of Britain's linear geography by connecting major cities between London and Edinburgh/Glasgow with 220mph lines. High speed rail has been a success in a number of countries, particularly France, Japan and Germany; routes also operate or are being constructed in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, the US, China and others.
Developers St George will provide a new station on the West London Line at Chelsea Harbour as part of their Imperial Wharf development In June 2003, the SRA announced that St George would provide a new station at Imperial Wharf, just west of Lots Road, as part of their development there. This station will initially be built for 4-car trains, with an extension possible for 8-car trains at a later date. Service improvements are hoped for in future.
The rail users' group for the Barking - Gospel Oak line want to see Leyton (Bakers Arms) station on Lea Bridge Road reopened. This station used to be where the line crosses Lea Bridge Road. The crossroads nearby serves a large number of bus routes, making interchange here relatively attractive. The crossroads is also a small commercial centre in its own right.
TfL will take over and improve several North London railway lines including the North London Line to create a "London Overground" franchise, eventually providing a range of orbital railway services through inner London. It was announced in 2006 that TfL would be taking over responsibility for several lines across North London currently operated by Silverlink Trains as Silverlink Metro. These lines are:
Chiltern Railways built two extra platforms at London Marylebone to give a capacity increase, as part of their "Project Evergreen" upgrade plans. Originally Marylebone was built for far more platforms; it was to be a terminus to rival Paddington or King's Cross in scale. However, the plans never came fully to fruition; the concourse is twice the width of the four platforms, and the space where more platforms would have gone has been developed.
TfL wishes to take administrative control of London surburban services in order to specify higher standards and develop a fully integrated transport system. The Government announced the results of its rail industry and structure review on 15 July 2004. Under the new rail structure, the Mayor will progressively obtain more powers over rail services operating in and around London. These powers include fares, frequencies and station improvements.
A TfL branding exercise on high-frequency suburban lines to encourage turn-up-and-go usage.