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

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London Underground

Bakerloo line extension: Old Kent Road route becomes more likely SE1

Croxley Rail Link: drainage investigations carried out along route Watford Observer

A Tube commuter has told how a sex attack has left her emotionally scarred and too terrified to travel. Evening Standard

A youth worker who jumped onto train tracks to save the life of a woman was among the unsung heroes honoured at the Merton Civic Awards last night. Local Guardian

Six more London Underground stations get WiFi as Android and iOS dominate network. V3

5,000 Londoners join contactless Tube fare trial MayorWatch

Crossrail

Crossrail regeneration should be supported by land acquisition powers. Out-Law

A few photos from the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station IanVisits

Self employment row erupts on Crossrail Construction Enquirer

Mainline/Overground

The Magic Circle has responded to the HS2 consultation — although on mundane building issues, not magicing up public opinion. HS2 Website

Photos – Watch a railway bridge being replaced IanVisits

Transport enthusiast in campaign to re-open Hornsey Road Overground station Islington Gazette

Miscellaneous

Russell Brand the train ticket dodger “I couldn’t be bothered with the rigmarole of getting one.” Daily Mirror

Bethnal Green Disaster Memorial gets £10k donation from TfL IanVisits

King Charles III London Underground theatre poster pixelated amid fears it might cause offence The Independent

TfL is about to test the use of smartphones for prepay travel payments. Cellular-News

The chap who sneezed all over you on the Victoria line – may be a red herring The Guardian

The evolution of the London Underground map Tim Bryars

David Cameron today condemned the London Underground strikes set to start on Monday amid claims they will cost the capital £150 million. Evening Standard

Rachel Whiteread the Turner Prize-winning artist, has been commissioned by Art on the Underground to create the new cover of London’s free pocket Tube map. Artlyst

The image above is from: Cooling the London Underground

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #46
  1. Marc says:

    As always, thanks for this round blog post Ian – really interesting and useful.

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