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An unusual train movement on the London Underground

An unusual train movement on the London Underground

London Underground

Tube ads have been replaced with feminist messages by Sisters Uncut Metro

Strikes to Hit Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City Lines Hammersmith Today

TfL seeks bidders for £3.6m contract to repair Piccadilly Line rolling stock RTM

The last train of the new S Stock fleet has been delivered from Bombardier’s site in Derby to London Underground’s Ruislip depot. Global Rail News

Just 67 crimes have been reported in almost 1.5 million journeys since the launch of the Night Tube, figures show. Standard

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

The cost of the necessary demolition and re-provision of a newly-built Crossrail depot could reach £500 million Planning Resource

600th Crossrail apprentice Machinery Market

Crossrail 2 may demolish Tooting Market if TfL chooses Tooting Broadway Local Guardian


To support the new runway at Heathrow, Andy Milne argues for a comprehensive strengthening of the airport’s rail links. Rail Staff

Southern Railway conductors’ strike advertising campaign labelled “a mistake” Watford Observer

Lorry driver chased by police after smashing through level crossing at Highams Park Station Local Guardian

Whitton station’s £5m upgrade – which includes a new accessible footbridge and two lifts – has been officially opened to the public. Local Guardian

Autumn Statement: Is rail devolution in London dead? BBC News

The final countdown to the launch of a new Chiltern Railways service between Oxford and London Marylebone after the latest railway upgrade was finished on time. Oxford Mail

Operator c2c has now published its timetable for next year, on the same day that the first of its six brand-new Class 387 EMU trains entered passenger service. RTM

Inside Waterloo station’s £800m revamp Local London

Soccer fans slam Thameslink after five-hour ‘rail journey from hell’ BT


TfL has joined the growing number of companies suing MasterCard over claims it charged retailers anti-competitive credit card fees. The Lawyer

No room to walk? West Hampstead residents warn of squashed pavements and dangerous crush at station Camden New Journal

The headline says TfL fares frozen until 2020. Reality says you might be paying more. Diamond Geezer

And finally, A commute of over two hours each way? Super The Guardian

The image above is from July 2012: An unusual train movement on the London Underground


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