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

The curious tale of Hammersmith’s abandoned railway viaduct

London Underground

Man’s neck broken during ‘violent’ Jubilee Line brawl in which men were punched and kicked in the head Get West London

Footage of Oxford Circus Tube station fire BBC News

London Mayor Sadiq Khan agrees to meet Redbridge’s Night Tube noise victims Illford Recorder

Eight millionth journey expected on Night Tube anniversary BBC News

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Crossrail trains are being tested from Southend to London – raising hopes that in future they could run to and from the town on a regular basis. Echo News

London’s Crossrail Is a $21 Billion Test of Virtual Modeling – Every component in Crossrail will be digitally tracked via an intricate 3-D model IEEE

Mainline / Overground

Trains delayed as man gets off stopped train at Vauxhall and walks down tracks to Waterloo Standard

Network Rail warned by leader of Barking and Dagenham Council not to derail the borough’s growth B&D Post

Twickenham Station is set to move into its next phase when the station entrance is moved on August 25, it has been announced. Local Guardian

Could Old Oak Common rail station offer a new Chiltern Rail link with HS2, Crossrail and The Heathrow Express? The Bucks Herald

Costs on Gospel Oak to Barking upgrade climb to £172m after delays send original schedule off track CityAM

Travellers have been advised to avoid London Waterloo until Thursday after a train derailed outside the station. BBC News


About £45m was spent by TfL making more than 800 people redundant over the controversial plan to close Tube ticket offices. BBC News

Eda Kutluozen proposes affordable housing above tube stations for London’s key workers Dezeen

High-speed train rolls into Scotland as Virgin looks to cut Edinburgh to London travel to four hours Daily Record

A reckless bus driver ignored warnings and smashed through barriers at a level crossing in north London. ITV

And finally, Paolozzi’s Tube mosaic designs to be sold at auction The Scotsman

Image above is from June 2016: The curious tale of Hammersmith’s abandoned railway viaduct


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One comment
  1. Greg S says:

    How could they mess up the GOBLIN upgrade project so badly, after all the well-organized rail infrastructure projects in the last few years?

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