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Bakerloo line extension: TfL to make the case to Treasury SE1

Fresh 24-hour Tube strike announced for 5 August BBC News

Eleanor Laing has been accused of “vastly overstating her case” by a rival politician after claiming victory in a train station access campaign. Local Guardian


TfL is drawing up options to permanently close Victoria Coach Station for Crossrail 2 Transport Briefing (£)

Crossrail supplied sea-wall breached in Essex IanVisits


Trains running 2 mins late? We’ll give you a refund, c2c rail promises London24

HS2 Euston plans to see Camden children ‘spend entire young lives next to construction site’ Ham&High

Plans to build an underground travelator to connect the London terminus of HS2 with the Channel Tunnel Rail Link have been revived, Independent

Man arrested after charging iPhone on London Overground train The Guardian

Paddington set for improvements to waiting facilities and ticketing services Maidenhead Advertiser

What is HS2 proposing for Langley? Colnbrook Views

Stagecoach Group and Department for Transport break off franchise extension negotiations Rail

Construction work has started on a train station that has remained closed for 30 years. YellowAd


Transport for London and the Total Advertisement Blue Labyrinths

A curious side-effect of the tube strike – London hotel searches plummet during Tube strike Big Hospitality

EastEnders acknowledge Tube Strike blunder with ‘that awkward moment’ tweet as Lee Carter uses Underground on Thursday The Mirror

A posh restaurant which branded striking Tube staff “pig-headed” was trolled by angry trade unionists who booked tables only to cancel at the last minute. Morning Star

Apple Pay fail: If your iPhone or Apple Watch battery dies on the Tube, TfL says you’ll be fined the maximum fare CityAM

Model railway fans will be able to pick up their Hornby sets from full-scale railway stations, Western Morning News

And finally, one hundred years ago a special train embarked on a grand tour of England’s south-western counties – carrying chickens. Rail

The image above is from March 2014: Crossrail skeletons confirmed to have died of the Black Death


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One comment
  1. Greg says:

    “If your iPhone or Apple Watch battery dies on the Tube, TfL says you’ll be fined the maximum fare” – as if tapping your phone against the card reader wasn’t a stupid idea anyway…

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