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

Passengers evacuated from Heathrow Express train

London Underground

Mobile phone calls on the London Underground could soon be possible under plans by the mayor and Transport for London. The Guardian

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Crossrail’s coming (a bit later than planned): First Elizabeth Line train won’t enter passenger service this month CityAM

Heathrow cannot charge Crossrail for using its track to travel to the airport, a High Court judge has ruled. BBC News

Harrow Manorway footbridge demolished as part of Abbey Wood development News Shopper


Residents braced for eight weekends of noisy late night engineering work on Gospel Oak and Barking line Standard

More than 100 residents gathered to celebrate a new access ramp at Hadley Wood station on Friday. Local Times

Police hunt trio after young man subjected to vile homophobic abuse on London Overground train Standard

A planned overtime ban on Southern railway by the drivers’ union Aslef has been suspended to allow time for new talks, the union says. BBC News


Plans to redevelop Golders Green station will be “fundamentally” redrafted due to the scale of opposition. Local Times

A “predatory sex offender” has been jailed and banned from using the Tube during peak times. Local Guardian

The annual exhibition of new posters by today’s illustrators has opened and you’ll be seeing three of them in tube stations shortly. IanVisits

And finally, the trials and tribulations of Southern Rail commuters have been turned into a satirical stage show. BBC News

The image above is from Sept 2014: Passengers evacuated from Heathrow Express train


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  1. Stephen says:

    Heathrow can charge for using it’s track to the airport – it can’t charge an “historical infrastructure charge”.

    • Victoria Line says:

      Mr Justice Ouseley said on Friday the challenge had failed on all grounds, so in what context can Heathrow apply any levy?

  2. Victoria Line says:

    There is already quite a lot of mobile phone conversations on the tube. Fortunately, conversation ceases when the train enters a tunnel.

    The ‘deep lines’ will continue to save us from the utter tedium of last night’s exploits.

  3. Mike says:

    The link to the Evening Standard story on homophobic abuse appears to be broken?

  4. Jon Whale says:

    Lower Marsh(not Lower Marsh Street) is in Lambeth not Southwark.

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