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New tube train for the London Underground goes on display

New tube train for the London Underground goes on display

London Underground

The Northern Line Night Tube is reportedly set to launch on Friday 18 November. CityAM

Meet the Liverpool lubricant firm that keeps the London Underground running Liverpool Echo

The introduction of London’s Night Tube service is thought to have led to a 21% increase in late night restaurant bookings. The Caterer

Hitachi Rail Europe and Bombardier have submitted a joint tender for potential 3,300 car tube train deal Northern Echo

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Crossrail workers have slammed site welfare conditions after having to walk two miles to use a toilet. Construction Enquirer

Video | Diamond ceiling installation at Farringdon New Civil Engineer

Platform for Design: a picture of Crossrail in which everyone has to be slim Mark Pack

Workers on the Crossrail project plan to stage a demonstration tomorrow in a dispute over missed payments, their union announced Morning Star

Near-miss for Crossrail workers as train hits power cable Construction Enquirer


Southern Failways: Passengers plan mass demo at Victoria Inside Croydon

Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast are to stage a 24-hour strike on Monday 3 October, the RMT union has announced. BBC News

Brentford-Southall rail link remains on track, with new £1.8m investment planned Get West London

Behind the scenes at London Bridge Station – with the architect BD Online

New rail timetables from 2018 promise extra Thameslink services during the morning rush hour and an increase in the number of seats Herts Advertiser


A Barnet man caught using a fake police warrant card and student ID to claim cheap train fares will carry out community service. Local Times

Arriving soon: New public garden planned for King’s Cross railwaylands regeneration site Camden New Journal

A pastor in Essex has walked the sixty mile Crossrail route from Heathrow to Shenfield to help raise money for a new church building. Christian Radio

An Oxfordshire-based barrister has been disbarred after dodging thousands of pounds in railway fares, following a hearing at the Bar Standards Board. The Guardian

The tube stations with an R in their name Diamond Geezer

A railway worker in Essex has received an award after catching a thief who had stolen a bike from a station. Road CC

And finally, ‘Tube Chat’ badge set to be outperformed by ‘Piss Off You Freak’ badge Newsthump

The image above is from Oct 2014: New tube train for the London Underground goes on display


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