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

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London Underground

Southwark Council has denied claims made by TfL that it has agreed a deal to develop land it owns near Southwark Underground Station. SE1

Pictures of an “insane” scrum of passengers at Oxford Circus station are proof of the desperate need to upgrade the transport network, Tube bosses admitted. Evening Standard

Woman dragged under London Underground train at Clapham South Telegraph

Crossrail

Crossrail have accepted liability and agreed to repair cracking damage to homes on a council estate caused by their tunnelling work. West End Extra

Crossrail to move 3,000 plague victims IanVisits

Watch this video captured by a drone flying through Crossrail tunnels. BBC

Crossrail enters final leg of mammoth tunnelling programme Global Rail News

Mainline/Overground

A look at Bermondsey’s railway dive-under construction site IanVisits

Plans for a new rail link to Heathrow Airport as part of the HS2 high-speed network have been ruled out by the transport minister. BBC News

London Bridge staff are having hot coffee thrown on them and being spat at by angry commuters as travel chaos continues CityAM

Cigarette may have caused fire on tracks near level crossing at Strawberry Hill station Local London

Ministers urged to seek TfL’s help to end London Bridge train misery Mayor Watch

DLR

Man exposed himself on DLR before stalking woman Docklands Advertiser

Miscellaneous

Posters advertising the hit play ‘Bad Jews’ have been banned from Tube stations by Transport for London. The JC

Creepy colourless commuters stalk the Tube London 24

TfL issuing staff with password protected USB drive. Order-Order

TfL is working on a new design strategy that will see it emulate the environment at street level inside its underground stations, The Drum

…and finally,  a video about 100 Years of Women in Transport – The Present & Future YouTube

The image above is from August 2013: The day a huge power cut left thousands trapped on tube trains

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2 comments on “London’s weekly railway news #92
  1. Annabel says:

    Did you realise that your LBC link about a tube driver arrested for allegedly being drunk in charge of a train is actually a year old?

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