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

Walking though Brunel’s Tunnel under the Thames

London Underground

Tube trains from the London Underground could play a key role in a radical new plan to tackle a stretch of Highland road regularly blighted by rockfalls. Press and Journal

Tube strike: RMT and TSSA workers to walkout in jobs dispute BBC News

Row sparked over planned closure of Lancaster Gate Tube station to replace its lifts Standard

It’s not every month TfL give us two new tube maps. Diamond Geezer

Central Line drivers call off 24-hour Christmas Eve strike Local Guardian

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Unions to vet new Paddington Crossrail electrical firm Construction Enquirer

Balfour Beatty has carried out a safety investigation after a worker cut through a live cable while working at Whitechapel. Building (£)

Crossrail documents reveal fears over welfare of workers The Guardian

Worker crushed by tipper whilst working on Crossrail project Commercial Motor


Peer faces £5,000 bill and 45 days in jail in dispute over 80p rail fare Telegraph

Gospel Oak to Barking staff help to create wildflower meadow at Walthamstow Wetlands Press release

HS2 demolition work to disrupt Christmas Day peace in Camden Standard

Will start to be in service on local lines by April 2007 Neighbournet

A Southern Rail train being transported on a lorry caused delays for motorists when it became stuck at a crossroads in south east London. Metro

London’s mayor has challenged ministers to publish advice they received over possibly devolving suburban rail services to TfL. BBC News


Look out for “Please Offer Me a Seat Badges” coming to tube trains IanVisits

Tories on the London Assembly claimed that Sadiq Khan’s “fantasy economics” would leave the capital with a £3.7 billion transport black hole if he delivered on planned projects. Standard

Runners dash around London Underground raising money to protect rhinos from poaching in native South Africa Local London

Local photographer Tarik Ahmet travelled on the Northern Line’s first ever night service to photograph and document the lives and journeys of the capital’s people. Creative Bloom

Plans revealed to bring unused White City rail arches back into use for shops and businesses GetWestLondon

And finally, Heart-warming moment man on Waterloo train proposes to girlfriend and whole carriage cheers Standard

The image above is from March 2010: Walking though Brunel’s Tunnel under the Thames


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