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


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Boris Johnson urged to press London Underground for commitment to Croxley Rail Link Watford Observer

No Victoria line services to run between Walthamstow Central and Seven Sisters for three weeks Evening Standard

Attacks on Underground Staff up 44% LBC

Danny Dyer Becomes Station Announcer at Bromley-By-Bow Tube Station Contact Music

London Underground has appointed former Virgin Atlantic head of operations Steve Griffiths as its new chief operating officer. Global Rail News


Oxford Street closed by impromptu Crossrail ‘safety’ protest London24

Balfour Beatty to build £12·5m Crossrail train facility Railway Gazette

Crossrail whistleblower reinstated after sacking Morning Star

Crossrail work at Harold Wood station started this week. Brentwood Gazette

An inquest into the death of a Crossrail worker after he was struck by a section of shotcrete is to begin. Construction

Tata Steel to supply 7,000 tonnes rail for Crossrail project Hindu Business Line

Plans by Thames Water to build a major sewer in London could face delay if the safeguarding on a Crossrail 2 route is not removed by the government. CNPlus


How a new approach road to the DLR station at Greenwich ended up being called Lovibond Lane. West Greenwich Blog


Video of woman telling black man ‘you guys used to be slaves’ on Tube investigated by police Independent

Police call coastguard to help injured officer at landlocked train station Telegraph

Heritage campaigners will fight plans to rebuild Euston Arch Camden New Journal

Frustrated commuters sent train companies more than 280,000 tweets about delays last year. BBC

Here’s Why You Should Never Be Rude To Strangers On Public Transport Buzzfeed

…and finally, set your video recorders for Tuesday evening: The Golden Age of British Rail on BBC4

The image above is from March 2014: London Tube Station Appears in Steampunk-Style Computer Game

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