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Tube driver who sexually assaulted two women on train allowed to continue working on late-night services Evening Standard

Police are looking for two football supporters after a Tube passenger was victim of a racially-aggravated attack following a West Ham v Sunderland match. Local London

Tufnell Park Tube station is about to shut down for nine months, but this Doctor Who-themed whiteboard notice makes everything better Radio Times

Tube workers are voting on strike action over a pay deal that union RMT has branded “an insult to the hardworking men and women who deliver a world class service”. CityAM


As Tunnelling on Crossrail draws to a close, the next challenge begins – building the railway. London Reconnections

Crossrail project: London’s 26-mile tunnelling work finished BBC News

While the extended Overground gets all the attention, what long term will be a far more significant change is receiving far less publicity. Diamond Geezer


You can now board a train in London and later get off by the Mediterranean – the furthest passengers have ever been able to go on a train from Britain without getting off. BBC News

A rail worker at Clapham Junction station was punched in the head after a confrontation about a passenger taking a bicycle on a train. Local Guardian

Trainee staff at a major rail operator were told not to give passengers the best deal on tickets, an investigation has revealed. Evening Standard

UK rail strikes suspended after 2% pay rise offer BBC News

Tales from the New Overground Diamond Geezer

Oyster cards should be coming to Dartford by the end of September. Gravesend Reporter

Commuter rail chaos as gale-force winds bring down trees on tracks across south east Telegraph


Barking station has been named as one of 20 across the country to pilot a new British Transport Police scheme. B&D Post

Andrew Adonis: TfL could help fix London’s housing shortage as well as our trains Evening Standard

Dodging tube fare can result in criminal record Telegraph

…and finally, a drone’s eye view of Crossrail’s completed rail tunnels YouTube

The image above is from June 2013: A look at the Crossrail tunnels under Oxford Street


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