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

A look at some deep Crossrail tunnel shafts

A look at some deep Crossrail tunnel shafts

London Underground

Stitch-up? ‘Fashion village’ survival threatened by tube entrance closure and building site dust Islington Tribune

Night Tube passenger numbers are 50 per cent higher than forecast CityAM

London Underground ticket offices are unlikely to be reopened, according to the chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee. CityAM

Colourful fan art for band Twenty One Pilots has taken over a tube station, ahead of the American duo’s two gigs in the city, DigitalArts

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

The Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project is in the running to become the UK’s most popular civil engineering project. Cambridge Network

The latest Crossrail 2 consultation, originally scheduled for this month, has been postponed until next year. WandsworthSW18

Abbey Wood’s new station is beginning to take shape with the timber structure of the distinctive roof now complete. IanVisits

Children’s winning penny designs for Woolwich Crossrail sculpture London News

Crossrail 2 ‘cannot go ahead’ without four-tracking of West Anglia line RTM


Aslef postpones ballot of Southern Rail drivers after “technical hitches” CityAM

Hackney ‘stampede and mass panic’ as yobs throw lit firework onto packed Overground train Standard

Southeastern has axed services because there MIGHT be leaves on the track this week KentLive

Will London Bridge lessons be learnt for Waterloo Station works? SE1

Southern Rail train with no conductor travelled short distance with doors open GetSurrey

Rail firm bidding to start new, cheaper Southampton-London service Daily Echo

c2c rail search for owners of chinchilla found on Southend train EssexLive


Transport writer Christian Wolmar will fight Zac Goldsmith as Labour’s candidate in a forthcoming parliamentary by-election in London. Morning Star

London Underground Apologises For Describing Homeless As ‘Dirty And Smelly’ HuffPo

Nike Unveils Super-Rare Tube Font Trainers Londonist

Hunt for man who went on sledgehammer rampage at train depot ITV

The Beauty of Transport has been Nationalised (Somewhat to my Surprise) The Beauty of Transport

New artwork in Piccadilly Circus tube station honours Frank Pick IanVisits

And finally, a film about a man who steal trains Roger Ebert

The image above is from July 2012: A look at some deep Crossrail tunnel shafts


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