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

The Aldwych Tube Station Blitz Experience

London Underground

Camden Town tube station made ‘exit only’ during evening rush hour Camden New Journal

How WiFi data is improving tube journeys Railway Technology

There’s a new tube map out Diamond Geezer

The very first train has travelled on the extension of the Northern Line to Nine Elms and Battersea. IanVisits

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Assessing case to bring Crossrail to Ebbsfleet Garden City ‘a priority’ for Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission says new chairman Kent Online

Tests begin on Crossrail ventilation system Rail

Mainline / Overground

Services on the London Overground network have been disrupted after engineers were forced to take trains off the tracks amid “safety” fears. BBC News

London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking line to reopen after months of disruption from closures Local Guardian

New bridge in Tottenham marks the beginning of restoring a line lost during the Beeching era Rail Professional

Bam hovers above electric lines to fix vital Paddington bridge Construction News

Main cause of Thameslink cancellations is not enough drivers, National Audit Office finds Herts Ad

Millions of rail users could be entitled to hundreds of pounds of compensation because of huge train delays. Mirror

GWR providing ‘4,800 extra train seats’ to and from London Paddington Maidenhead Advertiser


Custom House DLR reopens following Crossrail works IanVisits


A senior member of the British Transport Police has warned of the dangers of sex attackers targeting lone women falling asleep on the Night Tube. Evening Standard

London mayor Sadiq Khan says “it’s vital” to devolve more commuter routes to TfL to get services back on track CityAM

Commuters hit by ‘double whammy’ as train station parking costs soar amid rail fare hike Evening Standard

A commuter who exploited a Transport for London ‘delay repay’ system to fraudulently claim thousands of pounds was this week sentenced. Talk Radio

The Curious Incident Of The Dog On The Northern Line Londonist

Commuters detain suspect who ‘attacked fellow passenger’ at London station Evening Standard

This 1971 poster in an abandoned Tube station said we’d get cheap villas in the South of France if Britain joined the EU Yahoo

And finally, A train has been named after the creator of Paddington Bear, Michael Bond, who died last year. BBC News

Image above is from Sept 2010: The Aldwych Tube Station Blitz Experience


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