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

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London Underground

How TfL plan to turn your local Tube station into a community asset Mayor Watch

Dylan Thomas poems to feature on London Underground SW Evening Post

London Underground depot upgrade receives L1 fire detection system Electrical Engineering

Strukton Rail installs POSS monitoring system on London Underground Railway Technology

Overground and Bakerloo Line to be suspended in Brent for five days Kilburn Times

Three customers to get free London Underground WiFi access V3

Ferrovial/ Laing O’Rourke to build £600m Northern Line extension Construction News (Google Cache)

Crossrail

Crossrail extension to Reading “will save £10M” NCE (Google Cache)

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway, review: ‘nail-biting’ Telegraph

Franklin Jewellers quits Hutton Road store over Crossrail concerns Brentwood Gazette

Barber & Osgerby to design the interior of Crossrail trains. Fast Company

Mainline/Overground

Bombardier, CAF, Hitachi and Siemens have been shortlisted for a contract to supply 39 four-car ‘metro-style’ electric multiple-units for London Overground. Railway Gazette

Foamed concrete used to reinforce railway bridge in Catford. BusByway

Approval has been granted for a huge international freight terminal on green belt land in Hertfordshire after eight years of protest. BBC News

Britain’s new railway revolution – the shop arriving at platform 2 is for you Guardian

France has ‘option’ to buy UK taxpayer stake in Eurostar Telegraph

Miscellaneous

London Underground lays on trains for beer drinkers IanVisits

CIO Interview: The world of data is your Oyster at TfL Computing

The plant that dominates Britain’s railways BBC News

Much delayed, but TfL’s contactless rail fares can’t fail to impress Mayor Watch

Euro ATMs installed on Tube FStech

How three charities hijacked #tubestrike CivilSociety

The image above is from Dec 2013: Sleep in a Northern Line tube train carved out of ice

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