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A community action group has claimed a victory in a fight against TfL over controversial plans for a new car park on green belt land. Local Guardian

Man suffers broken jaw after fight breaks out over empty Tube seat Evening Standard


New book about Crossrail released IanVisits


HS2’s London to Birmingham railway may create just over half of the total economic gains predicted by the UK Government. Imperial College

GSM-R coverage extended across Heathrow Express rail tunnel infrastructure Railway Review

The new chief executive managing the regeneration of Old Oak Common has called for a design competition for a new landmark station at the site AJ (Google Cache)

First Siemens Class 700 train for Thameslink arrives in UK Railway Technology


Brian the Whitton station cat keeping a watchful eye over commuters Local Times

Unclaimed money on dormant Oyster cards soars to £170million Evening Standard

As the tube strike rumbles on, brands have continued to promote deals and giveaways through social media to commuters – while charities and campaign groups have also used the strike to get across their messages. PR Week

Hotel seating decorated with London transport moquette AJ

And finally, it’s not every day that you see a man working on a laptop, which is resting on a music stand, while also cradling a baby, on the London Overground. Buzzfeed

The image above is from Feb 2014: Where is the first railway bridge out of London?


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