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The image above is from June 2020: The time the London Underground reached Windsor

London Underground

London Tube strike: Commuters faced ‘chaos’ during staff walkout BBC News

Rents in London’s Nine Elms Soar After Northern Line Extension BNN Bloomberg

During Platinum Jubilee weekend London Underground returned to pre-pandemic passenger levels for first time CityAM

Tube strike disruption to get even worse as second union joins London Underground walkout later in June 2022 i News

TFL to upgrade Piccadilly Line between Sudbury Hill and Alperton Local Times

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

Elizabeth Line: TfL chief Andy Byford admits train fault but says ‘no risk’ to public Standard

Homeworking must not put us off projects like Crossrail Centre for Cities

I commuted on the new $25 billion railway across London that cost me $3 and arrived at work 20 minutes early. It’s transformed my journey. Insider

Recently-departed Crossrail chief executive Mark Wild has backed Bond Street to become the “jewel in Crossrail’s crown” when it enters service later this year. NCE (£)

Mainline / Overground

Eurostar: Call for ‘swift’ resumption of service in Kent BBC News

The railway between New Cross and St Johns in southeast London will be closed over a number of weekends later this summer due to track replacement work. ianVisits

A wheelchair user was trapped on a train after staff failed to turn up with a ramp despite him booking assistance. BBC News

Rail trespasser in Potters Bar delays 101 trains on main line out of London Independent

A report by a high-speed rail lobby group is calling for improved links between HS1 and HS2 in London to encourage more people to switch from planes to trains. ianVisits

Miscellaneous

Journeycall, a call centre, will manage customer service handling for Oyster cards, Santander Cycle Hire and correspondence for people travelling in London. The National

TfL’s revenues over the past financial year nearly doubled as the economy recovered from the pandemic, but still fell far short of where it needs to be as passenger numbers are still below pre-pandemic levels. ianVisits

Op-ed: In rail transport, here’s what London got right that New York keeps getting wrong Crains New York (£)

And finally: “The Tube Challenge Is Near Impossible Since The Northern Line Extension” Londonist

The image above is from June 2020: The time the London Underground reached Windsor

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3 comments
  1. Chris Jones says:

    I suggest you try proof reading your captions as the District Line did not reach Windsor in 2020!

    • ianVisits says:

      June 2020 is when the article was published – if you click on it you will read the history of when the line did reach Windsor.

  2. David Thomas says:

    Re wheelchair user. A few of years ago I arrived on an evening train at Euston and had to wait until my bike was ‘released’ in the last carriage. Walking down the deserted platform I heard a man calling from a doorway. In a wheelchair. I stopped two cleaning staff. One just walked on and the other said “nothing to do with me, mate”. On the opposite platform the Glasgow sleeper was loading, with staff on the platform. Three refused to help and a fourth pointed to a group of three Virgin staff. Help? Two drifted off and the other one told me what should have been done to arrange for a wheelchair
    user to be met. Fortunately the ‘assistance’ office on the concourse was still open and they acted. By now that passenger would have been left for over 10 minutes. Apparently at Euston the ‘service’ is contracted out, which is why no-one would do anything – although they must all have had mobile phones to contact someone.

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