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


Train services were suspended on Christmas Day, so in the spirit of things, I decided to suspend the transport news round-up as well.

London Underground

Support for petition calling for lifts at four Tube stations in Kensington area Get West London

Bank station upgrades point to London’s bigger, busier future The Guardian

London Underground staff use fake names on ID badges for security The Guardian

Someone has decided to put mistletoe on the London Underground Telegraph

All Tube staff will get iPad minis in the new year Metro

The last of a 191 order of ‘S Stock’ trains for the London Underground has rolled off the production line at Bombardier’s Litchchurch Lane site in Derby. IMECHE

The Mayor of London has been accused of “playing games” over underground lift closures after a series of problems at an Enfield station. Enfield Independent

The terminus of the Northern Line renamed as Battersea Power Station station Diamond Geezer


Crossrail: Celebrities protest against impact on their beloved King’s Road Telegraph

Cookham Parish Council writes open letter to Theresa May outlining Crossrail concerns Maidenhead Advertiser

Teddington could miss out on regular Crossrail 2 services if extra sidings are constructed at Hampton Wick Local Guardian


Sutton MP Tom Brake blasts shocking train services and says it should be easier to claim compensation Local Guardian

Report into unsafe events at Heathrow Tunnel Junction, 27 and 28 December 2014. RAIB

Taking a look at Hitachi’s new depot at the edge of Wormwood Scrubs. Rail Engineer

Brockley could become one of three new South London “interchange hubs”, benefiting from an improved station and more frequent train services. Brockley Central

Newham MPs Stephen Timms and Lyn Brown have made a renewed case to make sure Stratford International lives up to its name. Newham Recorder


RMT secures pay victory with 75p rise for DLR staff Morning Star


Transport for London is spending millions of pounds each year on taxis for its staff, Standard

A Tube driver has been found guilty of raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in 1994 after his DNA matched him to the attacks 21 years later. Local Times

A builder claims he was ordered to vacate his seat on the Tube by a commuter because he had a better job than him. Standard

Tube staff threaten to punish fare dodgers in the worst possible way – with Star Wars spoilers Metro

Sir Peter Hendy: ‘We need to pay rail bosses by performance… it’s not a bonus or bag full of notes’ Standard

A Nativity tube map to teach children the nativity story Premier Christian Radio

A city banker who spent two years commuting to work using a photocopy of a train season ticket has lost his job after pleading guilty to the £8,000 fraud. Telegraph

British designer Lindsey Lang has borrowed motifs from the history of London’s transport network to create a collection of wall and floor tiles with embossed patterns. Dezeen

And finally, acrobatics on the London Underground. Po-faced people are bound to disapprove. Facebook

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