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

Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station

London Underground

TfL to rerail Central line track in Wanstead to try and stop ‘deafening’ screeching noise Illford Recorder

Tunelling starts on the Northern Line Extension IanVisits

The number of complaints against Tube drivers in 2016 was at its highest level in seven years, new figures show. CityAM

Tickets Alert: London Underground’s D Stock farewell tour IanVisits

London Underground trains to be modified to improve accessibility Metro Report

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

A look at plans to extend Crossrail to Gravesend London Reconnections

The boss of Crossrail 2 is hoping to get the go-ahead to push on with the £30bn project by next month. CityAM

Brentwood Crossrail works prompt Chamber of Commerce complaint letter EssexLive

One of Crossrail’s legacies is going to be the history of the railways that came before it — in the form of a new book about the railway heritage of the Crossrail route. IanVisits

Among her baby photos, engineer Monya Alkhalisi has a picture of herself nine months pregnant working in a Crossrail tunnel. Telegraph


A wartime bomb near the railway near Stansted Airport caused disruption to Stansted Express services out of London. CityAM

The man in charge of Southern Rail was paid almost £500,000 despite the service being crippled by strikes and tumbling profits. Local Guardian

Two extra platforms look set to be built at East Croydon station Croydon Advertiser

Platforms at Sutton train station evacuated after smoke billows out from train Local Guardian

London to Brighton in 25 minutes? The long-term ideas that could fix the railway through Croydon Croydon Advertiser

Free onboard wifi launched for c2c passengers Southend Standard


Police had to break up a drum ‘n’ bass rave on the London Underground Mixmag

London Fields arches traders welcome chance to grill Network Rail bosses over rent hikes Hackney Gazette

TfL has drawn up a £3.6bn wishlist of upgrades it has asked the government to consider funding as part of Network Rail’s next investment programme. Construction News

Derelict rail route could become London’s leafy answer to New York High Line E&T

Shares in manufacturers Bombardier and Siemens have jumped on reports they are in talks about merging their train-making businesses. BBC

And finally, shocking train crash footage Twitter

The image above is from June 2016: Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station


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