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

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London Underground

Twin Peaks: Timetable Changes On The Northern Line London Reconnections

Passengers at Victoria can expect disruption for three years as TfL begins a £700million upgrade at the Tube station. London24

Decathlon tests first click-and-collect store in London Tube station Retail Week

HawkinsBrown & Daniel Buren’s op-art tube station On Office

Union bosses call ballot over driver sacked for allegedly failing alcohol breath test Independent

Paolozzi mosaic arches at Tottenham Court Road Tube Station may be destroyed Artlyst

Amersham Tube station lift plan stuck after funding turned down GetBucks

Labour have described the £134m cost of closing 301 Tube ticket offices as “staggering” and say passengers “are being asked to pay more money for less staff support on their journey.” MayorWatch

Crossrail

Transport Secretary congratulates 400th Crossrail apprentice Press Release

Big turnout for Crossrail 2 consultation meeting in Tooting Local Guardian

Mainline/Overground

An investigation has started after two rail workers were nearly struck by a train in west London. BBC News

Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett has criticised Southeastern for its rail services after a summit held by rail minister, Claire Perry Bexley Times

The full picture of what went wrong with London’s overrunning Christmas engineering works NCE (Google Cache)

DLR

48-hour strike to hit commuters next week CityAM

Miscellaneous

Posters for the revival of Kevin Elyot’s play ‘My Night with Reg’ have been banned from appearing at London Underground stations for featuring male nudity. PinkNews

Man dies at Pinner Tube station London24

Man Sentenced for Sexual Assault on Local Overground Train FulhamSW6

Tube-mad Dagenham boy, 7, impresses Boris B&D Post

Parliament commemorates Magna Carta with films on the Tube Campaign

Bromley Council have branded plans for a Bakerloo Line extension to Hayes “disappointing” and “unacceptable”, preferring to bring the DLR and Tramlink to the borough instead, NewsShopper

An online retailer, has become the first sponsor of the London Underground’s “baby on board” badge, in a deal worth £420,000. Marketing Magazine

The pedestrian tunnel inside Oxford Street Tube station has been transformed into an Alpine setting as part of Evian’s latest marketing campaign. Event Magazine

A six-year-old girl tugged on the heartstrings of rail bosses when she wrote a letter begging them to get her father home on time so he could tuck her in at bedtime. AOL

Man jailed for 16 months for London Bridge Station bomb hoax SE1

Newsagent ordered to repay £23,000 stolen from Brixton Oyster card users Brixton Blog

The image above is from June 2013: A look at the Crossrail tunnels under Oxford Street

 

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2 comments on “London’s weekly railway news #85
  1. Ken says:

    Thanks for continuing to put these together IanVisits, if that is your real name. It’s a highlight of the Internet on Friday.

  2. Peter Jones says:

    Keep the good work up