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

Extending the Northern Line to Peckham and Streatham

London Underground

Delays caused by overcrowding on the London Underground have tripled over the past five years, new figures show. BBC News

Bakerloo Line announces plans for new stations on Old Kent Road IanVisits

Felling trees near Epsom Downs railway station ‘damages neighbourhood and local wildlife’, resident claims Local Guardian

Snaresbrook Tube Station flowers risk dying out after London Underground staff abandon them Local Guardian

Transport for London has unveiled the preferred route for the £3bn Barkerloo Line extension of the London Underground. Construction Enquirer

A young woman has told how she was left too scared to use public transport after a man broke her nose in a violent attack at a Tube station. Standard

When London’s tube tunnels were painted white IanVisits

Police are searching for a man seen on CCTV after racist and anti-Semitic stickers appeared on London Underground. ITV

Victoria line trains set to arrive every 100 seconds from May Standard

The Mayor of Watford has admitted that “charm offensive” might be needed to convince Sadiq Khan to back the Met Line extension. Watford Observer

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Sadiq Khan: London’s transport network will grind to halt amid ‘unbearable strain’ without Crossrail 2 Standard


Senior rail union leader attempts to wreck Southern peace deal ITV

Four people needed treatment for minor injuries after a battery pack on a workman’s drill overheated and began smoking on a London commuter train. BBC News

Electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking London Overground line has been delayed because of “incorrectly designed” overhead line equipment. Global Rail News


UEL succeeds in action to remove pay day loan ads from Docklands station Newham Recorder


On board the notorious late Friday night ‘drunk’ train from London to Northampton Standard

“Serious questions” over mayor Sadiq Khan’s ability to balance the books as TfL fares income is down £90m CityAM

London’s rail upgrades: A progress report IanVisits

‘I’ve never been so embarrassed’ – Businessman wrongly detained in train ticket row The Gazette

And finally, a tube announcer has been called a “total legend” for making thousands of London commuters smile with his amusing train announcements. Standard

The image above is from Feb 2015: Extending the Northern Line to Peckham and Streatham


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