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

How Crossrail is using 3D-printing to build its stations

London Underground

Researchers are investigating Barbican residents’ claims that London Underground train rumblings have got so much worse they are losing sleep. City Matters

London Underground blew £16 million on botched roster project Morning Star

London Underground passengers will face 24 hours of disruption on two Tube lines after talks to prevent strike action collapsed. BBC News

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

Transport bosses and London’s mayor have been accused of being misleading over a delay to the Crossrail project. BBC News

Crossrail chair Morgan to step down amid £15bn project delay Sky News

Bond Street Crossrail station delayed until 2019 Architects Journal (£)

Mainline / Overground

RMT launch campaign to stop closure of London Overground ticket offices RailAdvent

A planned upgrade of the railway station at Elstree & Borehamwood station is set to go ahead now that Thameslink has awarded the £1.5m contract. ianVisits

Network Rail has halted work over community concerns about the “destruction” of greenspace in Grove Park. NewsShopper

Frustrated residents told lifts at Gidea Park station won’t be working for at least another year Romford Recorder

The series of travel strikes continues, with industrial action affecting South Western Railway routes taking place on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October. Independent


Man ‘stabbed in face’ on London Underground Central line train near Mile End Independent

Captain of industry Sir Robert Malpas was rescued by a heroic passerby after he was pushed on to the tracks of the tube a minute before a train arrived, a court has heard. The Guardian

Fare Whom The Bell Tolls: The end of the TfL Ticket Office? London Reconnections

This weekend is SuperSaturday on Southeastern railway and they’re offering unlimited travel across their entire network for just £20. ianVisits

A snapshot of 1950s tube ridership statistics has come to light, courtesy of former TfL employee Mike Horne. Diamond Geezer

And finally, TfL to roll out first 24-hour ‘eco laundry vending machines’ for time-pressed commuters CityAM

Image above is from Sept 2017: How Crossrail is using 3D-printing to build its stations


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  1. Melvyn says:

    The figures for Station usage are interesting and as for the massive decrease in usage of Embankment Station since 1951 well in 1951 the Station was served by the hugh number of trams which use to ply to and fro along the Embankment and now there is not even a Single bus route!

  2. Andrew Gwilt says:

    So the lifts at Gidea Park station will not be working for at least another year. Whilst TfL are spending £millions on improving stations in & around London to become step free accessible.

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