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

Bus Shelters to display Tube disruption warnings

London Underground

Met Line Extension: Design work continuing amid funding crisis Watford Observer

Calls have been made to Transport for London to extend the Bakerloo line past Lewisham as far as Hayes. NewsShopper

Nearly three quarters of London businesses believe that trade unions should maintain a minimum level of service on the Tube during strikes. CityAM

A specialist pickpocket squad which targets thieves operating on the London Underground is to be axed in a shake-up of policing on the railways. Standard

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Journey back into the depths of London’s Crossrail tunnels with these exclusive new photos Wired

Bond Street in central London is to undergo a £10m overhaul to its public realm, which will be completed to coincide with the opening of the Elizabeth (Crossrail) line at the end of next year. Drapers

The Derbyshire firm helping to build new London train stations Derby Telegraph


Government delays publication of report on Southern rail troubles until after the election CityAM

Union boss warns of more strikes on Southern as bill for compensating passengers passes £12m ITV

London Assembly calls for DfT rethink on South Eastern devolution RTM

Virgin Trains and French rail operator SNCF will jointly bid to run high-speed trains on the HS2 network. ITV


Model train maker Hornby today came out fighting against attempts to oust its chairman Roger Canham. Standard

A student has admitted building a bomb and leaving it on a Tube train but said it was for a prank, a court heard. BBC News

A landmark development above Cannon Street station in the City of London has been acquired by real estate company Deka Immobilien for £485m. DFT

Delays and overspends on the Great Western route out of London are frustrating but letters reveal that things didn’t always go smoothly even for Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Antiques Trade Gazette

And finally, Sounds of the Underground: Synaesthetic Musician Creates LP Based on Tube Map The Big Issue

The image above is from October 2015: Bus Shelters to display Tube disruption warnings


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