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

Plans to use heat from tube tunnels to warm homes

London Underground

TfL derails ‘provocative’ campaign to lure British business to France post-Brexit The Drum

Councillors called for Mayor of London to “rethink” his decision to halt the Metropolitan Line Extension at a meeting. Watford Observer

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Wiehag has won an award for its outstanding work in designing, manufacturing and installing a ‘free form’ timber roof over the new Abbey Wood Crossrail station. Construction News

How MTR Crossrail has got on track to change train driver recruitment Onrec

Mayor’s housing ambitions rest on Crossrail 2 MayorWatch

Crossrail gets a rejigged delivery schedule as cost concerns and snow troubles add to pressure on Elizabeth Line opening time CityAM

Two artists have been commissioned to install new sculptures outside the new Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station. IanVisits

Research aims to keep Crossrail trains running for 200m passengers a year Imeche

Mainline / Overground

Rail passengers faced disruption on Monday as a 24-hour strike took place in a dispute over driver-only operated trains. BBC News

Bombardier has been awarded a contract extension by TfL to service trains operating on the London Overground network. WebWire

Atkins wins major Croydon rail remodelling scheme NCE (£)

ORR launches market study into ticket vending machines and automatic ticket gates Rail Professional


A city worker pushed under a Tube train survived as the train went over him as he curled up between two electrified tracks, a court heard. ITV

Tube flasher banned from London Underground network after exposing himself to women on the Central Line Evening Standard

The future of British rail according to the women who move the country forward Metro

TfL fares income ‘to fall by £89m’ as number of Tube passengers drops Evening Standard

And finally, How many people have exactly the same commute as you? Tool shows how unusual your daily London Underground trip is Alphr

Image above is from Sept 2017: Plans to use heat from tube tunnels to warm homes


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