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

Steam Railmotors return to West London

Steam Railmotors return to West London

London Underground

The Night Tube is facing fresh criticism after it is revealed only seven out of the 52 stations open 24-hours have disabled access. Standard

Sweet seller who has run stall outside Goodge Street tube station for 40 years faces eviction threat Camden New Journal

The European Investment Bank is evaluating a £500 million loan to TfL for the upgrade of the signalling system on four lines of the London Underground network. Think Railways

South Kensington tube station upgrade moves forward IanVisits

Sound of the Underground: An Audio Tube Map of London Motherboard

Police pull Taser on Tube after station staff member was ‘threatened with hammer’ GetWestLondon

Here’s a tube station entrance built in 1999, but which only opened to the public this month. They plan ahead on the Underground. Diamond Geezer

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

‘Noisy’ overnight and weekend Crossrail work to start at Hayes and Harlington railway station GetWestLondon

Transport for London don’t rule out Crossrail 2 for Harlow Harlow Star

Crossrail offering tours of its building sites IanVisits

It is the last of the major contracts to be let as part of the Crossrail project, which is now drawing to completion. Construction Index

If you want a sneak peak of what the new stations will look like when Crossrail hands over to the Elizabeth line, a new book has been published all about them. IanVisits


Rail safety chiefs have investigated whether a train derailment at Paddington station was caused because the driver had been fasting for Ramadan. Standard

Dagenham train fare evader slammed with £660 fine B&D Post

Tonbridge commuters are facing potential extra costs of up to £1,152 per year, according to a rail industry user group. Times of Tunbridge Wells

Southern Railway staff vote on strike action in ticket office closures row Brentwood Times

Southern Rail commuters face fresh disruption caused by ‘wrong sort of train’ Standard

Abbey Wood station has come a step closer to completion with the opening of a new Kent-bound platform. Bexley Times

London Bridge upgrade offers relief for rail passengers BBC News

More travel disruption after the RMT announced that workers at Govia Thameslink Railway will strike on September 7. Standard


Riding The Ruislip Lido Railway YouTube

‘Super tough’ mice could stalk London Underground’s night trains RT <– claims a dodgy Russian propaganda website.

A community garden project where reclaimed land alongside overground train stations and track is cultivated by local community groups. The Guardian

The Tudor London Tube Map Londonist

For years the old Mail Rail tunnels under London have been gathering cobwebs. Now a Leicester design agency is helping bring them back to life for the public to enjoy. Leicester Mercury

Dundalk scientist Laurie Winkless has written a book about how cities work. From drains to trains, she explains how it all comes together Argus

A pair of creatives from Crispin Porter & Bogusky London has created a series of spoof warning signs to promote proper etiquette on the capital’s new Night Tube service. Campaign

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that a site owned by TfL has been released for development, including 200 affordable homes. The Planner

And finally, Britain’s fastest couple: The husband and wife high speed train drivers who fell in love on the railway Standard

The image above is from Oct 2014: Steam Railmotors return to West London



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