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Hanson has secured a £5 million contract for work on the Northern line extension. Concrete is being supplied from batching plants at Wandsworth and Wimbledon. World Cement

Calls to tackle Tube fare dodgers as TfL loses more than £61m this year to evasion Local Times

The Bakerloo line extension to Old Kent Road, New Cross Gate and Lewisham just came a step closer CityAM although, campaigners say extension ‘does not go far enough’ South London Press

People should not be allowed to eat hot food on the London Underground because it can be “offensive” and a health hazard, a Conservative peer has urged. BBC News


Watch the animation clip to see how Crossrail’s concreting train is used to fit out tunnels. Rail Magazine


Hundreds evacuated after train fire at Marylebone station Telegraph

A new timetable for trains linking London to Reading, Windsor and Hounslow has been launched, with extra services and more carriages. BBC News

EU funding proposals for new London Overground stations Press Release

FOR the first time a train has operated under ETCS with cab signalling through central London marking six years of development for the Thameslink project. Rail Journal

Nine out of ten of Britain’s busiest railway stations are in London – and Waterloo tops the table ITV

c2c permanently cancel rush hour Barking and West Ham trains due to overcrowding London24

New train service to link Falkirk and London Falkirk Herald


The creator of a parody Tube sign app has been forced to remove it after a legal threat from Transport for London. Standard

See a Steam Train on the London Overground this Saturday IanVisits

Imagine if a man came over and sat right next to you, in an otherwise empty carriage. You would interpret it as an act of aggression, and you would be right to. Independent

Video: A Giant Tube Map Made Out Of Quality Street Londonist

New travel app ‘wakes Londoners up early if there are travel problems’ Standard

A brewery is helping put Bolton on the map — after creating a London Underground style route of pubs across the town. Bolton News

And finally, a British rail company is expanding into Germany offering a “very British” quality of service. Do the Germans have any idea what they’re letting themselves in for? The Local

The image above is from June 2014:Haynes publishes an Owners Manual for the London Underground


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One comment
  1. GT says:

    “A conservative peer” is another nasty little ban-everything control freak…

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