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


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‘It’s unacceptable’ – disabled fume at Oakwood station access problems Enfield Independent


Crossrail Receives 465 Metre Long Concreting Train CILT

Race starts for £110m Crossrail 2 consultants deal Construction Enquirer

London tunnel creates jobs in West Midlands BBC News

How to Break Apart London’s 1,000-Ton Tunneling Machine Wired

Images: See the first homes completed above a Crossrail station Wharf

Crossrail cuts dole queue with London’s biggest jobs scheme since 2009 East London Advertiser


A train company has strongly denied claims it increased fares to take advantage of veterans travelling to events in London marking VJ Day. BBC News

Rail fares have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the past five years, new analysis suggests. BBC News

Overcrowding on the popular Brighton-Eastbourne-Hastings-Ashford fast service could be improved by using recycled London Underground trains. Hastings Observer

HS2 staff quizzed over plans to move Heathrow Express depot to Langley Slough Express


The people who use Cutty Sark DLR station have become the stars of a photo exhibition documenting the life of the city. South London Press

Changes to the DLR timetable Diamond Geezer


Wife of man described as ‘light of Radlett station’ continues his legacy Local Times

Tube worker dupes Welsh Assembly into paying her their £104,000 cleaning bill Telegraph

Southampton’s pubs have been given a Tube map overhaul, with a view to making it as easy as possible to find somewhere to enjoy a drink. Daily Echo

Sex offences on London’s Tube and train network soared by more than 32 per cent to record levels last year, Evening Standard

A 32-year-old man has been jailed after struggling with a senior police officer on a Tube train at Golders Green station. Ham & High

London Reconnections launches a print magazine London Reconnections

And finally, a parliamentary tube map. Twitter

The image above is from June 2013: A bronze frieze of London’s Underground commuters


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