This is a weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

The image is from an April 2021 article: Disused rail tunnel reopens at Kings Cross station

London Underground

This TfL AI experiment reveals how Tube station capacity could be increased – without building anything new Odds and Ends of History

Elizabeth line

Greenwich Council finally pays off its £15 million Woolwich Elizabeth Line bill The Greenwich Wire

Appeal to name man following assault on Elizabeth Line Ealing News

Mainline / Overground

Delivering HS2’s Old Oak Common station box Construction News

Sadiq Khan has made a renewed bid to seize greater control over London commuter rail services. Standard

Eurostar pledges to power trains with 100% renewable energy by 2030 Travolution

Avanti West Coast passengers can now buy tickets between London Euston and Rugby, Coventry, Nuneaton, Birmingham International and Wolverhampton for £9. BBC News

Passengers will be losing out on a direct link to the capital after rail operator LNER announced it is scrapping its Sunderland to Kings Cross service ‘due to low passenger numbers and a lack of trains’. Sunderland Echo

DLR

Cutty Sark DLR train station branded a ‘mess’ by commuters News Shopper

Miscellaneous

888 has announced it will withdraw adverts after branding the London Underground and taxis with slogans like ‘this carriage is now a casino’ and ‘fancy a spin?’ 5 Star

New development planned next to the disused York Road tube station ianVisits

ITV star says this one thing about London’s tube ‘offends’ her – and we can relate Metro

Thieves distract passenger on train out of King’s Cross and steal bag containing £200,000 of jewellery Mail Online

Shopworkers’ union Usdaw has opposed plans for a nationwide rollout of a scheme allowing railway tickets to be sold in convenience stores. Morning Star

Opening of The Victory pub in London Waterloo gives UK’s rail state rail operator a boost CityAM

What does the National Rail symbol on the tube map mean? Diamond Geezer

And finally: Tom Cruise Creates His Own ‘Trafalgar Square’ Tube Station Filming Mission: Impossible in London People

The image is from an April 2021 article: Disused rail tunnel reopens at Kings Cross station

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2 comments
  1. TootingPete says:

    Regarding the Sunderland to London trains- there are still several direct trains a day on that route, at more convenient times, operated by Grand Central https://www.grandcentralrail.com/popular-routes/london-to-sunderland

    So a bit of a non-story really

  2. Keith says:

    The AI experiment for the gateline barriers was interesting to read. I can only assume a combination of Covid and long-term funding issues are the reason it’s not been rolled out.

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