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London Underground

50 years ago today, on Friday 7th March 1969, the Victoria line was officially opened. Diamond Geezer

Bakerloo extension ‘not disrupted’ by Sainsbury’s New Cross Gate plan News Shopper

The number of suicide attempts on the Tube has fallen for the first time in five years, figures show. Independent

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

Crossrail’s central stations construction programme started to slip as early as 2016, the project’s chief executive Mark Wild has revealed. NCE (£)

Crossrail won’t see trains operating on the central portion of the Elizabeth Line until 2020, as bosses refused to give a precise completion date for the project. Construction Manager

Britannia Leisure Centre project: Affordable home building delayed a year by Crossrail 2 plans Hackney Gazette

Mainline / Overground

Airport CEO urges local community to call for improved rail links to London Stansted Passenger Terminal Today

Bechtel has begun legal action against HS2 over the tendering process used to award a £1bn contract for Old Oak Common station Global Construction

Cheshunt station has been named the worst London commuter station for the second year running by On Time Trains Herts Mercury

More problems for London Overound’s Gospel Oak to Barking line IanVisits

Chris Parker, UK business development director, rail control solutions at Bombardier Transportation, outlines the work being carried out to digitally enhance the Heathrow Express fleet. RTM

Rail users in Watford will see an increase in train services during peak times this summer. Watford Observer

Renewed demand for a better train link to Heathrow Newbury Today

Train services between Paris and London suffered long delays on Wednesday as French customs staff made extra security checks to highlight the pressure Brexit could place on their workforce. EuroNews

South Western Railway train to London given Innovate UK funding to reduce air polluting emissions Standard


An entrepreneur who lost his leg when he was hit by a Tube train on a drunken night out has revealed details of the accident for the first time. Standard

Big data in transport: How TfL is tracking and improving journeys with tech Compelo

Mum’s incredible story of how train company reunited child with lost Harry Potter Niffler toy Birmingham Live

The Transport Museum is announcing a fresh batch of tours of the Hidden parts of the London Underground once again. IanVisits

The first phase of a high-profile marketing campaign gets underway this week, aimed at supporting the tourism and hospitality businesses hardest hit by train disruption in recent months. Cumbria Crack

A new retailing concept has made its debut at Clapham Junction station, offering customers the chance to buy flowers via an automated kiosk. Essential Retail

And finally, an advert designed to run on the London Underground was rejected because it contained bacon, butter, eggs and jam, an online supermarket said. BBC News

Image above is from Nov 2017: A list of London’s fictional tube stations


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  1. Andrew Gwilt says:

    Maybe because Cheshunt railway station isn’t step-free acessible or has less trains stopping at Cheshunt except for London Overground trains coming from London Liverpool Street that terminates at Cheshunt.

    With some of Greater Anglia trains that do stop at Cheshunt operating on London Liverpool St-Hertford East, Harlow Town, Bishop’s Stortford and Cambridge stopping service. Plus with Stansted Express trains passing through the station at high speed. And Cheshunt station is located not far from Lea Valley water park and Waltham Abbey. And is on the Essex/Hertfordshire border.

    • Andrew Gwilt says:

      Well near to the Essex border. Even though Cheshunt is in Hertfordshire. But could be close to the border with Greater London as it’s to the North of the M25 London Orbital Motorway and nearby Enfield. Which might of been in Middlesex before.

    • ChrisC says:

      Andrew please actually read the articles before commenting on them.

      The rating has nothing to so with being accessible or not. It is to do with train performance not facilities.

      As for your other comments about it’s location again those have noting to do with the article.

  2. JP says:

    Hmm. We all suffer from over~loquaciousness now and then, but I am amazed at the number of people who rush to comment without reading the article; myself included. It’s so easy to do.
    Memo to self (How I hate that phrase) must try harder.

  3. Nic Maennling says:

    “An entrepreneur who lost his leg…”. In my mind this idiot lost his right to any compensation due to his irresponsible drinking. Where is the logic in this ? What did the railway company do that was wrong ?

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