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

Steam Train in the Snow

London Underground

Greggs debuts on the Tube with opening in Westminster Evening Standard

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Crossrail station delays see £190m station overspend Construction News

An artist who is creating artwork spanning the trackside wall of the Elizabeth Line is appealing for stories from Newham’s people. Newham Recorder

Sunday night saw a first, as an Elizabeth line train entered the Crossrail tunnels under its own electric power for the first time. IanVisits

A bespoke VRF air conditioning system has been developed for the Crossrail project to provide high resilience cooling for its new underground facilities. Cooling Post

Anger and frustration over excessive car parking around Langley Railway Station was expressed at the Langley Neighbourhood Forum on Tuesday. Slough Express

Mainline / Overground

Plans to add two new platforms at East Croydon move a step closer Croydon Advertiser

Transport campaigners are calling on TfL to adopt a plan that would link Brixton to the Overground railway network Brixton Blog

Hackbridge: More trains to stop at the station after successful campaign Local Guardian

Previews of the new Thameslink service have started Diamond Geezer


A man has been jailed after threatening to stab a member of staff at Archway tube station. Islington Gazette

London Tube Station Could Be Renamed Grenfell In Tribute to Fire Victims, Sadiq Khan Says HuffPo

How The London Underground Has Affected UK Fashion And Design WaveyGarms

First Vivrail D-Trains to enter service this year IRJ

And finally, Romford train driver shares his story of living with a rare disease Romford Recorder

Image above is from Jan 2010: Steam Train in the Snow


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One comment
  1. Andrew Gwilt says:

    Plans to add two new platforms at East Croydon move a step closer. If that’s what the redevelopment of East Croydon is going to happen to stop the bottleneck. Then it could of been done when the Thameslink programme started. Same at Redhill station as there was severe overcrowding and a new platform 0 was built.

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