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


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Art On The Underground announces new commission by Benedict Drew ArtLyst

Braking news: Tube energy to fuel stations Press Release

Tube Strike: Drivers set to vote on possible Piccadilly Line industrial action Get West London


The £32bn cost of Crossrail 2 could generate up to £102bn worth of benefits to the UK economy, according to research commissioned by the project sponsors. Construction Index

The upgrade of Bond Street station reached a milestone this week with tunnelling linking the tube station to the new Crossrail station now complete.  Press Release

Surrey County Council backs Crossrail 2 BDaily

Increased Tube capacity ‘proof Crossrail 2 not needed’ Get West London


The Association of Train Operating Companies has invited tenders for a contract to develop a mobile phone app which can store Railcards. RailwayGazette

Residents in South Kilburn fighting plans to have a HS2 shaft built near a primary school are invited to an event to discuss the plans. Kilburn Times

London Overground train evacuated after ‘human poo’ found in carriage London24

Murphy £57m bid bags north London electrification Construction Enquirer

With just a month to go until the opening of the Oxford Parkway to London line, the first trains have now been tested on the new track. Oxford Mail

Gravy trains: Why Labour’s plans to renationalise the railways are so popular The Economist


Canary Wharf’s 1990s model of the DLR IanVisits


A carpenter has avoided jail after stealing £5,000-worth of copper cable from the railway depot he worked at. Local Guardian

Female Tube manager ‘victimised’ by RMT rep wins £41k payout Evening Standard

Train accident organ donor honoured for saving lives The Voice

A black engineer on the London Underground had to endure monkey noises and gestures from racist workmates, a tribunal heard. Mirror

Barrister who dodged rail fares into London for two years avoids prison The Guardian

London Underground map shows how expensive it is to rent stop-by-stop Telegraph

This is the bizarre moment a French rail engineer was spotted using an ironing board as a work bench while he hastily tried to fix broken signals delaying Eurostar passengers. Daily Mail

And finally, Manchester City Fan Uses London Underground Help Points to Get Football Score Mirror

The image above is from August 2011: Photos – the new DLR Extension to Stratford International


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One comment
  1. Sykobee says:

    Wow, that bunch of NIMBYs in Chelsea really don’t understand future transport passenger number planning do they? It strikes me that most areas of London would be screaming for a station on Crossrail 2, their stance is very contrary and clearly falls apart upon simple scrutiny (they got the station footfall wrong by over an order of magnitude!).

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