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


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A farewell to the last of the C-Stock trains. Diamond Geezer

InPost has installed its first parcel locker at a London Underground station. PTI

London Underground will start closing ticket offices by the end of the year, Tube boss Mike Brown today told London Assembly Members. Mayor Watch

A man reportedly set himself on fire in Holborn during rush hour on Wednesday. London24

London businesses and MPs have backed calls for Boris Johnson to lay on extra late night Underground services to get fans home after England’s opening World Cup game against Italy. Evening Standard


Redesigned proposals for improvements to Ealing Broadway station have been revealed by Crossrail. Press Release

Newham commuters have started an online campaign for a fully accessible Crossrail station at Manor Park. Newham Recorder

DfT and TfL publish report setting out options for step free Crossrail Press Release

Crossrail starts shortest tunnel drive Construction Index

Bombardier to build new test facility for Crossrail trains Global Rail News


The man who started a late-night sing-song on a Southeastern train travelling through Bromley and Swanley has been named. News Shopper

Rail workers on the Heathrow Express service went on strike on the day that Heathrow Terminal 2 opened. BBC News

Commuters have criticised a decision not to replace “disgusting” trains for three years on a major line through Waltham Forest. Local Guardian

Colas Rail and TNT Express have operated a trial freight train from Rugby to London Euston, carrying express parcels and perishable products for distribution in central London. Railway Gazette

Queen Unveils Plaque for 20th Anniversary of Channel Tunnel Opening Sophie On Track


A RMT official who shouted scab at a station supervisor inches from his face for crossing a picket line during the strikes was cleared of intimidation Court News

London’s productivity could rise by £12.5 billion a year by 2030 with astute spending on transport projects such as Crossrail 2. Evening Standard

Secrets Of The Circle Line Londonist

TfL and Environment Agency advise on using Twitter in a crisis V3 (warning, has auto-playing audio ad at the bottom of the page)

TfL showcases new advertising and retail plans MediaTel

TfL bid to sell off HQ as flats undermined by own experts Architects Journal

London’s least used stations No 6: Morden South Diamond Geezer

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


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