Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

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

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London Underground

Platform-to-train ramps to be installed at Kilburn, Stanmore and Wembley Park stations, Get West London

Tube network could be affected by strike action. LBC <– and cancelled at the last minute. Evening Standard

Two left in race for £600m Northern Line extension Construction Enquirer Also… It could be completed before Crossrail, according to the project’s head Graeme Shaw. Global Rail News

Steam trains to return to the London Underground IanVisits

Hounslow East tube station inspires new artwork Get West London

Crossrail

Rail users make case for accessible Seven Kings Crossrail station Ilford Recorder

Crossrail has won the London Infrastructure civil engineering award for managing to build Canary Wharf station beneath the docks and for restoring an old Victorian tunnel in east London. Newham Recorder

Tunneller to retire after 50 years underground Construction Enquirer

Mainline/Overground

Pictured: Train mayhem after man lies down on track near Penge East News Shopper

Heathrow Express staff plan bank holiday walkout Socialist Worker

Rail engineers on the Thameslink line are to be balloted on strike action over jobs which the RMT says follows the contract signed with Siemens. BBC News

Govia wins Thameslink rail franchise BBC News

HS2 recruits Thameslink boss Construction Index

King of the Underworld: Building The Thames Tunnel London Reconnections

DLR

Blind man, 80, assaulted on DLR at Canning Town Newham Recorder

Miscellaneous

TfL removes advert from website homepage IanVisits

A Central line worker who put a poster of The Queen on an office wall has been suspended by London Underground bosses. Evening Standard

Miss Havishams invade London Underground – pictures Digital Spy

In pictures: Nokia Lumia Live session held in abandoned tube station Event Magazine

Interview with Sir Peter Hendy, Commissioner of Transport for London Cities Today

Win a trip in the drivers cab of a tube train IanVisits

The Tube Map Collectors Association Newsletter Diamond Geezer

The image above is from: London Underground’s “secret” tube station

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