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


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The RMT union has confirmed a two day strike by Waterloo and City line workers will take place early next week – even though only 3 workers voted for it. LBC

Study suggests London Underground may be ‘too fast’ BBC News

A busy road in Rickmansworth is to close for four weeks while London Underground repair a 127-year-old bridge. Watford Observer

TfL to decide on extension of Alstom’s Northern Line contract RTM


Celebrities join fight to save Soho’s Curzon cinema from Crossrail 2 The Guardian

Anything but boring – Women in Health and Safety at Crossrail SHP


Southern services from Croydon cancelled after smoldering cable at Battersea  depot Local Guardian

HS2 planners warn trains may terminate in the suburbs as Euston redevelopment is pushed back Telegraph

Hertfordshire County Council’s transport chief has written to Thameslink after complaints that the services from London Kings Cross were disrupted on Sunday, September 20. Watford Observer

Southeastern trains disrupted after downpours flood railway lines near Lower Sydenham NewsShopper

Charity workers transform station platform into thriving vegetable patch and garden Evening Standard

The rebirth of the Great Western Railway Great Western Railway


TfL website in the cloud – why and how TfL Blog

Fetishist Banned From Tube Over Foot Fondling LBC

Camilla Barnard creates a life-size wooden London Underground station CreativeReview

Inside Shoreditch’s Disused Tube Trains IanVisits

TfL has rubbished claims that the Night Tube would benefit only the richest of Londoners, insisting it will support thousands of jobs across the capital. CityAM

Sir Peter Hendy: The Exit Interview London Reconnections

TfL board appoints Mike Brown as London’s new transport commissioner MayorWatch

And finally, I Took a Clairvoyant to London’s ‘Haunted’ Crossrail Plague Pit and She Started Crying Vice

The image above is from Jan 2011: Hobbs End tube station – made from Lego


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One comment
  1. GT says:

    ” … rebirth of the Great Western Railway”
    What utter cobblers, I’m afraid.
    A publicity puff by a Train Operating Company, actually, though I don’t doubt they will “Inherit” the self-aggrandisment & arrogant air of superiority that the old “real” GWR had, more’s the pity.
    And, unless they “paint” their coaches chocolate-&-cream, it won’t even look right, will it?
    Excuse my cynicism ….

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