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


A look around the Jubilee Line train depot at Stratford

London Underground

A mother and child who accidentally fell onto a Tube track moments before a train arrived have escaped unhurt by moving into a pit under the track. BBC News

A ‘beautiful forest’ will be felled and nearby homeowners disturbed when TfL rolls in for more than a year of construction. Local Guardian

Strikes on a London Tube line serving Heathrow Airport are set to go ahead after talks collapsed. BBC News

An investigation is to be held into how a London Underground train travelled with 11 doors wide open. BBC News

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

New research reveals how rents have rocketed near the new Elizabeth Line in London Property Wire

Sadiq Khan said he cannot be sure when Crossrail will be completed. ITV

From Heathrow to Crossrail: the future of tunnelling Strategic Risk

Crossrail does not have a train fully fit for testing yet, chairman Sir Terry Morgan told the London Assembly’s Transport Committee Rail

Gas leak causes evacuation at Laing O’Rourke Crossrail site Building

Mainline / Overground

Review rules out building a new station in Camberwell Diamond Geezer

Miscellaneous

Ealing sex offender banned from Night Tube Ealing Today

An investigation is underway after a dog got dragged along a platform after its lead got stuck in the train doors. ITV

Transport for London has entered a partnership with developer Apartments for London to develop modular homes on TfL-owned land near tube stations. Construction News

Civil engineering pioneer John Bartlett has been recognised for the invention of the Bentonite Tunnelling Machine and his contributions to tunnel construction with one of the highest accolades. Infrastructure Intelligence

And finally, All aboard! Listen for train announcer Kylie Minogue on your morning commute WhatsOnTV

Image above is from Oct 2012: A look around the Jubilee Line train depot at Stratford

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3 comments
  1. GT says:

    CHEERS!
    The best bit of the “Ian Visits” week is back.

    The RAIB report on the Jubilee doors incident will make interesting reading….

  2. Mr Morgan says:

    Good to see the transport updates back after the recent web site disruption.

  3. Andrew Gwilt says:

    Glad that the weekly news is back. You do bring out such good information on your website. Despite the hackers ruining your website.

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