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


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This October Art Below are showcasing the work of 20 international artists across billboard space at Regent’s Park underground station. Artlyst

First glimpse at London Underground carriages which could be used on Welsh train lines to ease overcrowding Wales Online

A Newry firm has called a £1.4m contract to build two passenger tunnels for the London Underground the “most important” deal in the company’s history. Belfast Telegraph

Guerrilla artists bombard the London Tube with Banksy posters The Drum

Campaigners say they are “very disappointed” by a report on the Bakerloo line extension which seems to favour a route down the Old Kent Road. Southwark News

Rugby World Cup action goes Underground in deal with ITV Diamond Geezer


West Drayton residents living near the railway are being warned to expect night-time noise from Crossrail works. Get West London

Work complete on Canary Wharf Crossrail station Wharf


South West Trains has warned commuters to take holiday during Rugby World Cup Standard

Hopes that Norwood Junction could get new fast connections to central London Croydon Advertiser

Plans to redevelop London Euston as part of the high-speed railway line HS2 should be scrapped, an MP has said. BBC News

Crossrail, Thameslink, Great Western and North-west identified as priorities in Network Rail report CNPlus (£)

Five people were hurt when a train hit the buffers as it came into London’s King’s Cross. BBC News

The case for the HS2 high-speed rail line has come under fire in the House of Lords. BBC News


The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide GBP 1 billion for investment in the London transport network. Press Release

Do tube strikes cost the economy millions of pounds in lost productivity, or do they shake up people and change behaviour in a way that offsets the loss? IanVisits

Cash stolen in early morning tube station store raid Local Guardian

The man who’s been leaving nice but weird hidden messages on the Tube Local London

The people behind plans to convert a disused railway in Peckham into a public walkway are seeking financing through a crowdfunding campaign to raise £66,000 in start-up funds. IanVisits

The Baker’s Tube Map Londonist

Wonderful posters celebrate the 24-hour London Underground that’s yet to come DigitalArts

Drunken Irish Tube passenger died after stumbling on to tracks in front of oncoming train, inquest hears Irish Mirror

And finally, TfL publishes a listicle – The 11 Most Annoying Commuters In 8-Bit Buzzfeed

The image above is from Nov 2012: Unbuilt London: Victorian plans to encircle London with a Crystalline Railway


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  1. Sykobee says:

    Wow, how did Bloomberg get their own private tube entrance?

    • Ian Visits says:

      They are partly funding the cost of building the box that will house the new entrance for the general public down to the W&C line.

  2. LadyBracknell says:

    The roof top gardens above the Crossrail Canary Wharf station are delightful, and I was able to get some great photographs. On the day I went it was sparsely populated, although there was a lunatic ‘performance artist’ who was shouting his head off in front of audience who seemed to ‘get it’.

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