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

Photos – Blackfriars tube station reopens

London Underground

Transport for London (TfL) has been accused of “riding roughshod” over Northern Line tube users as Hampstead remains closed for a second day. Ham & High

Tube services running again at Acton Town after blaze Ealing Times

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

All Crossrail Tier 1 firms to finish by Easter as project’s to-do list dwindles Building

The Crossrail project is now “tangibly close” to opening the Elizabeth line’s core tunnels, TfL’s Commissioner, Andy Byford has confirmed ianVisits

Greenwich Council’s finance chief has said she is confident that the borough will be able to pay its £15 million contribution to the cost of the Woolwich Crossrail station 853

Crossrail changes legal boss ahead of Elizabeth line opening Construction News (£)

Mainline / Overground

A train has been named in honour of James Brokenshire, who campaigned for better services for passengers. BBC News

Abbey train line is set to reopen in February Watford Observer

GTR defends lack of direct trains to Victoria from Brighton The Argus

An investigation has been launched after a woman attempting to board a London Overground train was dragged along a platform. BBC News

Network Rail casts doubt over new Twyford station plan Maidenhead Observer

Campaigners question why under-fives are not guaranteed a seat on trains ITV

Brighton Main Line to close for nine days for £15m works BBC News

Rail chiefs are investigating after signalmen controlling trains to Britain’s second-busiest station were pictured sleeping at work. The Sun

South Western Railway to restore timetable after Omicron cuts, PM says BBC News


How the TfL Funding Crisis Will Leave Disabled People Stranded Byline Times

Leon Daniels: Government control of Transport for London is not what the capital needs OnLondon

Rail passengers were stunned by a guard’s announcement asking if anyone had a corkscrew. The Sun

And finally: Ever seen RNLI Lifeboat crew on the London Underground? RNLI

The image above is from February 2012: Photos – Blackfriars tube station reopens


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  1. Chris says:

    Please don’t include The Sun in your articles. They have a despicable record.

    • ianVisits says:

      I will include all newspapers that have stories as I don’t believe in censorship — that means you will see all spectrums of opinion from the Socialist Worker through to The Sun on here.

    • Maurice Reed says:

      I don’t see what’s wrong with either of the 2 articles from the Sun.

  2. Chris says:

    Well, let’s take that to a logical extreme – a Nazi paper would be okay? Or is it just where you feel the line should be drawn.

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