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A mother said she was left “shaking with anger” after a station guard refused to help her carry her buggy down three flights of stairs. Local Guardian

Saft wins a contract for onboard batteries on Northern Line trains Press Release

Bottled water brand Evian has opened a new pop-up shop in Piccadilly Circus Underground station. Promo Marketing

Campaign launched for Wanstead and Snaresbrook Tube stations to be re-classified as zone 3 Local Guardian

Campaigners for the Chiswick Park pedestrian bridge, which will relieve pressure on Gunnersbury Tube Station, have learned that the way has now been cleared for the project to commence. ChiswickW4

Two more unions vote to strike over Night Tube pay MayorWatch

7/7 anniversary: Dagenham Tube driver remembers bomb horror B&D Post


Crossrail 2 proposal receives £100m Budget boost from Chancellor Independent

Video: Fire Safety on Europe’s Largest Construction Project IFSEC


Suppressed HS2 report reveals serious cost concerns The Guardian


Serco gets back on track after DLR blow as profit alerts stop Evening Standard


Sir Peter Hendy will be a hard act to follow as head of TfL The Guardian

London politicians back TfL plans to bring Oyster Cards to Sevenoaks Sevenoaks Chronicle

UK heatwave: Temperature reaches 39.8 degrees on Central Line – the sweatiest place in London Independent

Despite the complaints, London beach body posters ‘not offensive’ Mashable

Profile: Nicola Pickering, the senior curator at the London Transport Museum. Museums Association

…and finally, check out this London Underground inspired map of places to drink in Milton Keynes MKWeb

The image above is from Sept 2012: British Railway’s Art-Deco Style Electrical Control Room


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