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

Steam Railmotors return to West London

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

London’s Crossrail project has been hit with fresh delays and might need an extra £450m, its board has said. BBC News

Crossrail inquiry needed after latest delays, says Havering Council leader Romford Recorder

As commuters take to their cars, Crossrail can ill afford this new delay The Guardian

Crossrail has released a handful of new photos showing the status of some of their stations and how people are working to complete construction of the railway. ianVisits

Mainline / Overground

Starmer calls on HS2 to help residents left with ‘unbearable’ noise and dust Camden New Journal

Network Rail to replace rail bridge in South East London Railway Technology

Southeastern trains are launching a facility to know when trains are likely to be busy, or quieter, to help people plan for their socially distanced journeys. ianVisits

UK’s first-ever Pride train staffed by all-LGBT+ crew makes its kaleidoscopic maiden journey Pink News

Public’s views sought on improvements to rail bottleneck between Sussex and London Rye & Battle Observer


Man knocked unconscious after tube sign fell in high winds Camden New Journal

Teacher walking entire Tube route to raise money for Beirut ITV

Perforated metal pavilion by Neiheiser Argyros disguises London Underground vents Dezeen

Thameslink worker, 29, stole £277,000 by hacking the rail firm’s computer to ‘trick’ it into thinking it was producing tickets, court hears Daily Mail

This coming Bank Holiday weekend, steam trains will once again ply the route along the Epping Ongar Railway. ianVisits

And finally: The commute completely transformed Britain. Is it over for ever? The Guardian

The image above is from Oct 2014: Steam Railmotors return to West London


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One comment
  1. bernard crocker says:

    What is happening to all the unused rolling stock for Crossrail, that has been left in the sidings. We all know that the worst thing one can do to a car is to leave it in the road waiting for everything to deteriorate.
    Are the trains taken out for “runs” or will a whole bunch of excuses become apparent once they are in service, such as mice gnawed through the cables.

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