A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

London Underground Fluffers in the 1950s

London Underground Fluffers in the 1950s

London Underground

The recent consultation held by (TfL into the Piccadilly line service at Turnham Green tube station has received over 14,000 individual responses. ChiswickW4

Would you breastfeed on the tube? The poet Hollie McNish would… London24

Ghost Tube station sold for £50m flats development Evening Standard – Some photos from inside here.

RMT members act after Boris Johnson unveiled plans for ticket office closures and 24-hour weekend running The Independent

Frustrated commuters were left furious after an escalator at a Tube station broke down three times in three months following a £1.6million refurbishment. Islington Gazette

Harrow Council to press Boris for step-free access to Harrow on the Hill Station Get West London

Piccadilly line workers are to strike for 24 hours next week London24

Crossrail

Londoners ‘overwhelmingly’ back Crossrail 2 rail link Mayor Watch (Londoners like idea of better transport shock)

Crossrail is not just about engineering: artists, designers and archaeologists are all involved in the £15bn new railway. The Guardian

Crossrail has submitted proposals for improvements to Ealing Broadway station for local council approval. Construction Index

Costain wins £30m contract to build Paddington New Yard for Crossrail Railway-Technology

Photos from inside Canary Wharf station IanVisits

Crossrail soil used in nature reserve ITV Video

Mainline/Overground

Epsom’s MP has assured residents that a new electronic smartcard will be introduced at its station within the next few weeks, despite the claim not being confirmed by the train company. Local Guardian

HS2 will be more London gravy train than locomotive of regional growth The Guardian

A fire at London Bridge station on Tuesday sparked commuter chaos across the capital. Evening Standard

Camden campaigners warn of ‘decade of discontent’ following HS2 Bill publication Ham & High

A young woman has been detained under the Mental Health Act after trespassing on the railway tracks at Astead station. Local Guardian

South West Trains has confirmed the impending arrival of 10-carriage trains on the mainline that passes through Putney, Wandsworth Town, Clapham Junction and Queenstown Road stations, with more to follow early in 2014. NNet-Server

The Barking to Gospel Oak Rail User Group received the award for Best Campaign at this month’s Railfuture Rail User Groups Awards 2013. Local Guardian

DLR

Vote for your favourite DLR train design IanVisits

Miscellaneous

TfL has donated over 500 brand new toys left on buses, tubes and trains to charity, exactly one month before Christmas. LBC (They should put put a supply of lost brollies in each station to let people help themselves if caught out by the rain)

A thief who brazenly snatched mobile phones out of the hands of Tube passengers has been sent to prison. Wharf

Andrew Cave considers how major infrastructure projects battle to win the hearts and minds of local communities and politicians. CorpComms

Tate Britain is to partner with CBS Outdoor to broadcast live weather forecasts across the London Underground network using relevant works from the gallery’s collection. Marketing Week

Boris Johnson is planning a new agency to revive the area around Old Oak Common, where the High Speed 2 and Crossrail routes will converge. CityAM

Dr Who and the Curse of the London Underground IanVisits

Clothes line inspired by the London Underground TimeOut

Bank Tube upgrade model to be used at Paddington NCE (Google Cache)

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