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Tube station begins nine-month closure… but it’s news to free mag Islington Tribune

Woman killed by Jubilee Line train at Kingsbury station London24

A ‘cage’ which was built to stop fare dodgers at Walthamstow Central Station is being replaced, Local Guardian

Tesco and Sainsbury’s pull out of TfL’s click & collect tube scheme The Drum

Rail union calls 24-hour London underground strike over night shifts Reuters

See some 3D maps of Central line tube stations IanVisits

40 years ago this month, the residents of Croxley Green first heard of plans to connect the Metropolitan line to the British Rail branch line to Watford Junction. Diamond Geezer


Crossrail driver who ran over cyclist ‘did not check mirror before fatal crash in east London’ Evening Standard

Shenfield residents facing months of noisy nights from Crossrail Brentwood Gazette

Facelift agreed for Southall station as Crossrail moves ever closer Ealing Times


Kent CC has drawn two ‘red lines’ for talks on whether Transport for London should take over a series of rail services within the county. LGC (Google Cache)

Enfield Chase station door boarded up by thieves who try to break into ATM Telegraph


A Doric Tragedy: Demolishing the Euston Arch CabinetRoom

A drivers-eye view of the Piccadilly Line BBC

BlackRock has won a mandate to manage more than half the assets of TfL’s $7.3bn pension fund, FT

Commuter karma: This rude train passenger got the perfect comeuppance at London Overground station by dropping his phone on to tracks Local London

London commuters owed £56m in rail refunds CityAM

Hornby returns to profit Express & Star

UK Rail Minister floats idea of parcel service on passenger trains Post & Parcel

…and finally, Ffestiniog Railway train carriage on display at London’s Paddington station Daily Post

The image above is from Nov 2014: At just 26 days, London Underground’s shortest lived tube station


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  1. GT says:

    … idea of parcel service on passenger trains.
    Used to be called “Red Star” didn’t it?
    Deliberately killed off by a previous tory guvmint, IIRC.
    Oh, the irony!

    • ianvisits says:

      You recall incorrectly.

      Red Star Parcels was a parcels service that badly managed by the railway and later largely emerged as the now-bankrupt City Link. Night Star was the loss-making railway parcels company sold by the government in 1995, and now, part of UPS.

      It was not deliberately killed off by anyone, other than the railway management themselves through their own incompetence.

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