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


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If You Caught the Tube Last Friday, You’re a Record-Breaker Gizmodo

A Muslim Tube passenger has reportedly been forced off a train after a commuter accused him of using an iPad suspiciously. Independent

Bakerloo line extension: TfL favours Lewisham via Old Kent Road SE1

Caledonian Road Station closure delayed until March Islington Gazette

When will the last tube station ticket office close? Diamond Geezer


Not far from Paddington can be found a small, but surprisingly important part of the Crossrail project. IanVisits

Greenwich and Shooters Hill college students visit Abbey Wood Crossrail station construction site NewsShopper

Rail 787: Heathrow Express and Crossrail – the need for a fat controller Christian Wolmar

Crossrail will be on time and budget thanks to Olympics training, says Ashtead chief Evening Standard

Boris Johnson has announced the creation of a new company which will oversee all future development and, subject to funding, construction of the proposed Crossrail 2 rail link. MayorWatch


Overground extension to Barking Riverside backed by businesses B&D Post

Engineers seek long-term solutions to rail congestion RTM

The Heathrow Express can no longer claim it runs “every 15 minutes” after a customer complained that the frequency drops to once every 30 minutes late in the day. Telegraph

Woman was dragged along platform at London station after being trapped by train doors Evening Standard

c2c timetable for Shoeburyness to London Fenchurch Street trains set to change on Monday Clacton Gazette


RMT announced that there will be a series of strikes on the DLR next year, as part of an ongoing dispute over working practices. CityAM


There’s an artist on the London Underground sneakily drawing commuters’ portraits Metro

Oyster has all but replaced physical tickets and cash in London, but what’s the technology behind Transport for London’s iconic card? Alphr

Artist sends creepy life-sized Victorian dolls into the London Underground BoingBoing

And finally, train conductor takes his job to new level as he conducts university choir on board his tube Mirror

The image above is from October 2012: A look around the Jubilee Line train depot at Stratford


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