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

Photos from inside Paddington’s Crossrail station

London Underground

Banksy’s spray painting of a Tube carriage showed London Underground was “not safe”, the RMT union has said. BBC News

Barclays has launched a four-week takeover of Westminster Tube Station, which will see advertising space gifted to Age UK, Family Action, Macmillan and Refuge Little Black Book

As part of the works to rebuild the Old Street Roundabout, there will be no entry into Old Street station in the mornings from Monday 2nd November until next summer. ianVisits

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

As the developer of the Crossrail project’s attempts to bring it under control, Kevin Smith reviews the current status of the project and the lessons for future schemes. IRJ

Crossrail could open central tunnels as soon as late 2021 ianVisits

Mainline / Overground

Ilford Station has a new shelter installed outside its entrance to help protect from the elements as commuters might need to queue up in order to ensure platforms and trains do not become overcrowded. Ilford Recorder

Multi-million investment in e-tickets with ‘speed up’ train travel says Southern rail boss ITV

Camden Council has threatened to report HS2 to parliament over breaching assurances on noise levels Inside Housing

London to Kent’s HS1 railway line to run entirely on renewable energy Rail Advent


Government’s conditions on TfL funds would cause unprecedented drain on Londoners’ budgets OnLondon

Ministers reportedly threaten to take direct control of Transport for London The Guardian

Mind the data gap: why do so few women report sexual harassment on the London Underground? New Statesman

The boss of online rail ticket seller Trainline is stepping down, less than two months after cashing in more than £3m worth of shares. The Guardian

And finally: A peek into… Art on the Underground TfL Blog

The image above is from October 2019: Photos from inside Paddington’s Crossrail station


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One comment
  1. The RMT can always find a way to fail to resonate with the public. There’s no wonder some in politics look to replace them with technology…

    Or is it … envy for the presumably very rich artist?

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