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

Photos from the roof of Victoria Station

London Underground

‘Naked’ man at Earl’s Court Tube station causes chaos for thousands of commuters Mirror

Behind the scenes at London Underground’s Bank tube station upgrade IanVisits

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

Crossrail spent more than £16,000 on Oyster card wallets that advertised the project as “opening December 2018”, a freedom of information request has shown. The Times (£)

New details of issues encountered by Crossrail when tunnelling under central London have emerged. They include an incident which sent bricks from a Victorian well “dramatically flying through the excavation”. NCE

Politicians have united to call for an extension of Crossrail to Ebbsfleet, a move they say could unlock land for 55,000 new homes and create 50,000 new jobs. Kent Online

Stuart Nathan looks at the engineering challenges involved in the final part of Crossrail – fitting out the interiors of the Elizabeth Line stations The Engineer

The managing director for Crossrail 2 Michele Dix has said she would personally favour a rise in taxes to fund the proposed £30bn project. CityAM

Mainline / Overground

Actor says TfL should move Honor Oak Park station into zone 2 NewsShopper

Dozens of London Overground passengers came close to walking on a live rail after a driver mistakenly evacuated a train in darkness, The Guardian

Half the platforms at Victoria Station will be closed over the Christmas holiday, as engineering works at Battersea cut them off from the rest of the network. IanVisits

Wembley North Junction renewal: Collaboration and communication score a success Rail Engineer


TfL set to extend Cubic’s contactless fares licensing deal after netting £15m in royalties in just two years MayorWatch

Plumstead station gets a new mural by street artist Lionel Stanhope Local London

Have you ever wondered how much stuff TfL has? Diamond Geezer

And finally, Britain’s train toilets have a terrible reputation – does a new design solve the problems? BBC News

Image above is from Sept 2014: Photos from the roof of Victoria Station


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  1. Andrew Gwilt says:

    So Honor Oak Park station on the London Overground West Croydon branch is to move into zone 2. Why? Whats wrong with Honor Oak Park being in zone 3.

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