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

London Underground

An independent retailer facing the loss of his London Tube station business is hoping the dispute can be resolved before he has to move out after 20 years. Talking Retail

London Underground applies to enlarge Bank Tube station BBC News

The consortium has been selected by London Underground to extend the Northern Line. The project, which includes digging two tunnels and building two new stations, is worth £500 million. Press Release

TfL says 42 London Underground stations to offer click and collect Talking Retail

Boris urges councils to make the case for Bakerloo line extension SE1

Transport chiefs back Highbury and Islington station restoration plan – if someone else pays Islington Gazette

Crossrail

Balfour Beatty wins contract to fit out Crossrail Woolwich station Press Release

Mayor’s airport advisor gains responsibility for Crossrail 2 rail link MayorWatch

Video – A look inside the Crossrail project BBC News

Mainline/Overground

Waterloo International fully open for local trains ‘in 2017’ SE1

New London Overground Map includes the Barking Extension IanVisits & Diamond Geezer

Southeastern rail franchise renewed until 2018 BBC News

Miscellaneous

Could you run faster than the Tube? London24

Staff at Epping Underground station have had to use a trolley to cover a potentially hazardous open manhole. Local Guardian

London 2050: A Cartographical Interlude London Reconnections

Former London Underground warehouse to be turned into £50 million luxury flats 24Dash

TfL buys Covent Garden offices to generate income Wired-Gov

‘Game Of Thrones’ Westeros in the style of a tube map. GimmeDigital

The image above is from March 2014: The crazy plan to divert the Bakerloo Line to Bank Station

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