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

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London Underground

A man is seriously ill in hospital after an ‘altercation’ in Uxbridge Tube station led to him having a heart attack. London24

Chesham tube passengers ‘warned’ about paying a peak-time fare for an off-peak journey GetBucks

Balfour Beatty lands £11m London Underground power work Construction Index

Unauthorised anarchist posters took over London underground trains, featuring quotes taken from an article in Strike! Magazine. Campaign

London Underground Tube delays worst on Central, Jubilee and Victoria lines as overcrowding strains network CityAM

A proposed extension of the Bakerloo Line may be at least 15 years away but it is already needed and should connect to Bromley town centre, a council says. News Shopper

Greenwich Power Station, which was built in 1906 to provide electricity for London’s trams, will receive up to six new gas engines to power the underground network and provide heat for 20,000 homes. Reuters

A new 80-space car-park at Theydon Bois station would set a “dangerous precedent for further development of the green belt”, according to campaigners. Local Guardian

Crossrail

TfL has awarded a contract to Costain Skanska joint venture to design and build the Paddington link tunnel CareerStructure

Momentum builds behind Crossrail 2 London First

Construction arrangements for Crossrail in Shenfield approved Brentwood Gazette

Mainline/Overground

Andrew Adonis: The future of south London’s rail network has to be orange Evening Standard

Overground trains out of West Croydon should run through the night, to complement the launch of 24-hour tube services, according to Croydon’s Greater London Authority member Steve O’Connell, Croydon Advertiser

Network Rail apologises for fourth consecutive night of chaos at London Bridge Evening Standard

Miscellaneous

Green Party pledges average 10% cut in rail and bus fares BBC News

How To Get A Guaranteed Seat On The Tube Londonist

The image above is from July 2012: A new type of tube train is shown off at the South Bank

 

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3 comments on “London’s weekly railway news #83
  1. Sykobee says:

    So who here thinks that there is anything Network Rail can do to fix London Bridge for this year? Trains were late again this morning, although not as badly as before.

    I presume they’ll fix up dodgy signals and points fairly quickly, but they simply can’t add more tracks (down to 3 from 6 because of the Bermondsey Diveunder work) because there isn’t anywhere to put them. So one delay seems to have a massive knock-on effect.

  2. Adam says:

    At Chesham, off-peak starts at 9:10. I don’t see a problem there…

    https://www.tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/oyster/using-oyster/price-capping

    • Abe says:

      The off-peak *cap* starts at 09.10; off-peak prices start at 09.30. So if you touch in at Chesham at 09.29, the peak fare will be charged, but will only count towards the off-peak cap.

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