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


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Tube strike on Piccadilly Line: Union workers vote to strike Get West London

Video: A Ride On Greenford Tube’s New Incline Lift Londonist

Transport chiefs have come under heavy criticism after they announced a seven-month closure of Caledonian Road tube station – just months after shutting Tufnell Park station for nine months. Islington Tribune

Tube innovator Frank Pick’s doodled notes set to go up on wall of Piccadilly Circus station West End Extra


Campaigners say body of Royal Academy founder will be dug up if Crossrail 2 comes to Chelsea Get West London

Old Oak Common station could be designed to incorporate biometric transfer between High Speed 2 and Crossrail services, a key figure has revealed. NCE

The need for large numbers of experienced workers on the Crossrail project is resulting in a skills vacuum in other parts of the country E&T


Thameslink’s Three Bridges depot has opened and is set to begin maintaining Britain’s modern Class 700 fleet. Global Rail News

London Zoo issues hedgehog ultimatum to HS2 Ham&High

A Heathrow Express boss has been named Rail Manager of the Year after heroically saving a passenger’s life while on his shift. Get West London

North London will be boosted by HS2 – but the North won’t be The Spectator

C2c steams ahead with three-year record for Fenchurch Street trains arriving on time Docklands Advertiser

MP for Hertsmere Oliver Dowden met with Govia Thameslink’s Passenger Service to raise concerns over recent disruptions. Watford Observer

Euston Road will lose a lane in both directions for six years because of HS2 works. Camden New Journal

Devocalypse Now: Taking Control of South London’s Railways London Reconnections

Energy Gardens created at Overground stations Horticulture Week


DLR strike to go ahead following vote from 92% of staff Wharf


A lego model of St Pancras train station is due to be displayed at the Brick City exhibition at the Harley Gallery in Nottinghamshire Worksop Guardian

I moved out of London because TfL’s poems are so howlingly awful Telegraph

A safety poster featuring a picture of a woman’s bottom has been pulled from railway stations across London amid accusations of “sexism”. BBC News

Protesters threw fake blood during a rush hour demonstration in support of migrants and refugees at St Pancras Station. BBC News

This Tube map shows you how you could climb Everest using the London Underground Telegraph

And finally, Waterloo Station marks Back to the Future Day Twitter

The image above is from Oct 2007: How the Bakerloo Line created a Water Jet in the Thames


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One comment
  1. Brian Armitage says:

    Those TfL poems are indeed truly awful

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