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

Photos from the Bakerloo line tunnel upgrades

London Underground

A group which campaigned for lifts to be installed at Newbury Park station has claimed not all staff there have been fully trained in their use. Time 107.5

Councillor Jonathan Cook got the chance to examine first-hand the work that is being carried out by TfL to build the new Northern line extension. Wandsworth Council

London Underground has formally signed a contract with Siemens Mobility to buy 94 new tube trains which will be used on the Piccadilly line. IanVisits

Pre-Christmas Strike Called on Central Line Ealing Today

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

Khan raises ‘significant concerns’ about how Crossrail is being run Building

Mainline / Overground

Campaigners fighting for improved services on an overcrowded rail route have accused Transport for London of treating them like children. Local Guardian

‘Deep seated problem’ revealed by Waterloo crash RailNews

Five drivers have been suspended following allegations an “unauthorised” person was allowed to drive a Javelin train on a journey from St Pancras. Evening Standard

Rail passengers have faced disruption throughout the day after Network Rail engineering works overran. BBC News


TfL says Oyster Zone 6 extension to Epsom ‘not confirmed’ despite leaked newsletter claims Surrey Live

Imagine if TfL sold a special ticket to tourists which cost the same as a Travelcard, but offered less. Diamond Geezer

Priya Kuriyan opens up her sketchbook from the Tube Popula

And finally, here is a collection of the London Underground voice announcements. Ilya Birman

Image above is from Nov 2017: Photos from the Bakerloo line tunnel upgrades


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  1. Andrew Gwilt says:

    So how comes that 5 drivers have allowed a “unauthorised person” to drive a Southeastern high speed train. At least Southeastern have sacked the drivers and possibly fined the person who wasn’t allowed to drive the train.

    • Andrew Gwilt says:

      Zone 6 to extend to Epsom does sound like a good idea if it does get the approval. As Epsom Downs and Tattenham Corner stations nearby are already in Zone 6 which is currently served by GTR Southern.

  2. Nic Maennling says:

    “Priya Kuriyan opens up her sketchbook from the Tube” – rather surprised at the poor quality of the sketches. Nothing made me go ‘wow’.

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