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

New artwork in Piccadilly Circus tube station honours Frank Pick

London Underground

‘The Heart of Russia’ Themed Train Launched on London Underground Sputnik News

Oxford Circus station has received a Stranger Things-themed makeover ahead of the show’s return later this week. NME

AIDS crisis artworks installed at London Underground stations PinkNews

A look at the remaining tube stations with ticket offices Diamond Geezer

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

A brand new Crossrail station opened at Abbey Wood. Diamond Geezer

Here’s what the inside of the new Farringdon Station looks like Londonist

Mainline / Overground

A driver of a train that crashed into buffers on arrival at Kings Cross station was suffering from fatigue, an investigation has found. BBC News

Drivers on Southern Railway are voting on whether to accept a proposed deal to end their long dispute over driver-only trains. ITV

More trains for London Overground: A bargain never to be repeated London Reconnections


TfL is planning a bidders day at the end of the month for the £100m extension of its Beckton Depot. Construction Enquirer


Six-strong gang of criminals found a way to clone older Oyster cards and trick ticket machines into thinking there was still money on them. Illford Recorder

Following an upgrade that was rolled out yesterday afternoon, you can now top up an Oyster card and collect the credit from any bus, as well as at any Tube or rail station within London. IanVisits

Tube seat fabric designer Emma Sewell is fascinated by colour, contrast and pattern in the capital Homes & Property

And finally, an essay in the language used to alight from an escalator at Euston Station The Stroppy Editor

Image above is from Nov 2016: New artwork in Piccadilly Circus tube station honours Frank Pick


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