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

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London Underground

London Underground delays plans for 24-hour service after failing to reach deal with unions Associated Press

Photos – rebuilding a Victoria Line crossover junction IanVisits

3D printing helps London Underground’s Victoria Station refurbishment 3ders

Fears over night tube noise prompts West Hampstead rail repairs Ham&High

Crossrail

Improved bus services for Hayes to prepare for Crossrail GetWestLondon

Paramount resort chairman Steven Norris calls for Crossrail to be linked to Ebbsfleet garden city Kent Online

Crossrail has shortlisted four contractors for a £30m job to build a permanent train sidings depot at Plumstead in south east London Construction Enquirer

Mainline/Overground

It’s not just the TfL Tube strike: First Great Western 24 hour rail strike begins CityAM

DLR

Light (Rail) Reading: Why the DLR timetable is changing London Reconnections

Miscellaneous

The tube strike was losing public support Opinium

London Underground staff cycle length of District Line to raise funds for brain tumour research in tribute to terminally ill colleague Yellow Ad

Children in London face a north-south transport divide, a politician says. BBC News

Converting old tube trains for use on regional rail routes may sound like an eccentric idea, but Vivarail’s Adrian Shooter thinks he’s on the right track. Management Today

Bosses at King’s Cross have recruited a hawk to scare off pigeons. Evening Standard

And finally, the era of ‘ladies only’ train compartments BBC News

The image above is from Dec 2007: Goodbye Kings Cross Thameslink…

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