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A man who died after he was hit by a Tube train at Seven Sisters station has been named as Daniel Wacey, 22. Tottenham Journal

Farringdon Tube station has won an industry award for its recent (and ongoing) upgrade works. Build

Strikes on the London Underground have cost the capital more than £1bn in six years, according to a report. BBC News

Man jailed for card skimming devices used to steal bank details at West Hampstead Tube station Ham&High

Delivery partner revealed for £331m London tube upgrade. Initial projects will include improvements at Baker Street, Embankment and Chancery Lane tube stations. Building


A demonstration is to be held at Hanwell station over the issue of the lack of disabled access planned for the Crossrail service. Ealing Today

Crossrail’s seventh TBM, which is named Jessica after Olympic gold medal winner Jessica Ennis, has been launched from Pudding Mill Lane towards Stepney Green. NCE


The HS2 high-speed rail project could cost more than £80bn, a free-market think tank has said. BBC News Although the claims are dubious says CityAM

Putney councillors have stepped up their campaign to get a second entrance for Putney mainline station. PutneySW15

Seven months of improvement works on the train line through Ilford and Seven Kings is starting next week. Ilford Recorder

A £750,000 scheme to make Willesden Junction train station safer and more secure for passengers is now in place. Kilburn Times

Advice issued by TfL as RMT set to strike on Overground services this weekend. London24

7 Day or longer period Travelcards will no longer be sold as paper tickets at London Overground ticket offices. Press Release


The Museum’s two most recent restoration projects – Metropolitan locomotive No.1 and ‘Jubilee’ Carriage 353 – seen together to celebrate the Underground’s 150th anniversary. Transport Museum

A heritage railway carriage has been moved from Woolwich to the Crossness Steam Pumping Station. The Railway Project

A Graphic Design History of the London Underground TravelsOfAdam

The National Archives, in partnership with the National Railway Museum, has launched a new online resource charting the history of how railways have changed peoples’ lives over the last two centuries. National Archives

A tube station themed bar will open for a few days next month. IanVisits

Ticket office closures could boost access to the Police Mayor Watch

London’s transport boss Sir Peter Hendy did not spend any public money on a fling with an escort girl, friends said. Evening Standard

50 years ago – a huge steel umbrella for Oxford Circus tube station. IanVisits

Photographing in the disused Aldwych tunnels Imaging-Resource The photo was used on the cover of a trade magazine. DeWalt (Shows the difference between my “quick snaps” and a professional at work)

Man who can ‘taste’ words creates flavour map of the Tube after visiting every stop during 49-year project. The Telegraph


The image above is from: Photos from inside the abandoned Kingsway Tram Tunnels


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