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

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London Underground

Tourist fighting for her life after being hit by tube train ‘while looking at mice’ Telegraph

Relieved commuters celebrated the reopening of a third escalator at Brixton Tube station after months of works caused a major bottleneck. Evening Standard

Croydon Council preparing ambitious bid for Bakerloo Tube line extension Croydon Guardian

TfL say no to re-zoning of Wanstead and Snaresbrook tube stations Iford Recorder

Crossrail

Mayor announces creation of Crossrail 2 Growth Commission as top business leaders urge Government to back new rail link Press release

Crossrail 2 extension to Guildford and Woking explored by county council Get Surrey

Photos from the Crossrail tunnels under Farringdon IanVisits

A Hayes factory is working round the clock in order to help construct phase two of the Crossrail project by the end of this year. Get West London

Mainline/Overground

The first of Eurostar’s ‘remodelled and redesigned’ trainsets is expected to return passenger service ‘in the coming weeks’, Railway Gazette

Solutions discussed over quality of London Overground services in Watford. Watford Observer

Rail passengers can now claim cash for delayed trains under new compensation arrangements. Evening Standard

How much does it cost to travel by train from St Pancras to Stratford? It’s complicated finds Diamond Geezer

Bombardier has released the first image of the new Aventra train it is building for London Overground. Global Rail News

Miscellaneous

How London’s transport crunch forged a contactless revolution Telegraph

Bus and Tube workers could unite for strikes Socialist Worker

Kellogg’s has planted people carrying a fridge in a suitcase on the London tube The Drum

Old Tube trains will NOT be used on Huddersfield line between Manchester and Leeds, Government confirms Examiner

Two friends were unsuccessful at their attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for the London Underground Challenge, but they managed to raise £350 for two charities. LB Observer

And finally, drawings of tube commuters by Martin Duhovic File Underground

 

The image above is from Sept 2013: Photos from the roof above King’s Cross Station

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One comment
  1. LadyBracknell says:

    I have no sympathy with bus or tube drivers. I am particularly incensed with any proposed bus strikes as I am filled with rage on almost every journey with the contemptuous disregard drivers have for the travelling public. There is a blatant flaunting of the ‘red book’ rules with regard to stops: not stopping at all; not pulling into the kerb; and not waiting for the bus(s) in front to move off and pulling up to the stop. I came very close to reporting a driver today, but had a word instead. It seems to me that drivers are keen to take the money, but are not interested in providing a quality service.

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