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

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London Underground

Tube needs more click-and-collect and fewer tatty shops, says TfL chief Evening Standard

Asda brings click & collect to six more London Tube stations The Grocer

TfL has awarded the contract to fit out the new Waterloo & City line station entrance box at Bank station to Hochtief UK. Construction Index

Crossrail

Woolwich Crossrail plans approved by Greenwich Council Construction Enquirer

Crossrail to Get Mobile Data Connections in Tunnels Under New TfL Plans Gizmodo

Will Self on Crossrail: ‘Projects don’t get much grander – or more phallic’ The Guardian

Crossrail workers reinstated after Romford demo over ‘sackings’ Romford Recorder

Interview: Terry Morgan, Crossrail – The tunnel visionary driving a fast track underneath London Evening Standard

Mainline/Overground

Elderly and disabled rail users have been unable to access a station platform for more than three weeks because of a broken lift. Romford Recorder

The London Overground Line has added £80 billion to the value of homes within walking distance of its stations, a new study claims. What Mortgage

SouthWestTrains has places an order for 150 new railway carriages. The Courier

Miscellaneous

How three charities hijacked #tubestrike Civil Society

Brownnutt brothers visit all 270 tube stations in record time to fund holiday for children with Late Infantile Batten Disease Local London

Public exhibition to open focused on making transport services more accessible. IanVisits

New Oyster card holders celebrate the Year of the Bus Creative Review

Hoax tube terror attack message causes panic Telegraph

Old map revealed at Embankment Station Master

The image above is from March 2012: A look at the original Kings Cross station – at Maiden Lane

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2 comments on “London’s weekly railway news #65
  1. Roger Rowley says:

    My son craig and 3 of his friends did a passenger fare paying bus trek from brighton sea front to berwick up on tweet using 21 buses and cross the entire u k ffom south to north in 3 days and has so far raised £6000.00 for pancreatic cancer research which up to now only gets a few% of the charity budget

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