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

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London Underground

The frequency of trains on the Jubilee line will be increased from May this year, Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed. SE1 <– Worth noting that the recent TfL minutes approved improved air cooling at Bond Street to cope with heat from the extra trains.

The first of 80 new District Line trains have arrived at the Wimbledon to Edgware Road branch. Local Guardian

A man received CPR on a platform at Bethnal Green station on Monday evening. East London Advertiser

A southern extension of the Bakerloo line would cost “in the region of £2 billion”, says Mayor of London Boris Johnson. SE1

Step-free access at Harrow-on-the-Hill station could soon be a reality, says Mayor of London Boris Johnson Harrow Times

Crossrail

Crossrail 2 plans meet key government test for go-ahead Press Release

Crossrail have bowed to public pressure and agreed to review their unpopular design plans for Ealing Broadway station. Ealing Today

A rail link connecting Hounslow with the Crossrail and HS2 routes is key to bringing the glory days back to Brentford’s Golden Mile business district. Get West London

See a Crossrail tunnel boring machine made from Lego IanVisits

CIL Watch: levy receipts for Crossrail project start to rocket after a slow start Planning Resource (Google Cache)

Mainline/Overground

A group of Chiltern Railways passengers found they had been locked in a London Underground station in the early hours due to the tube strike. Get West London

Three Labour Party candidates in Heathfield have launched a campaign for bus and train links in the area to be improved. Richmond Times

A look at the rebuilding works taking place at Charing Cross station right now. IanVisits

Landslide causes Southern train disruption between East Croydon and Oxted Local Guardian

A rail derailment was prevented by chance after two drills came through into a railway tunnel at a busy east London station, a report has said. BBC News

Hackney due to get footbridge between Overground and National rail stations Hackney Gazette

Miscellaneous

They’ve parked a tube train in the basement of Hamleys toy store. IanVisits

Roman Emperors in tube map style Dr Michael Scott

The image above is from: Hobbs End tube station – made from Lego

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