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


London Underground

Commuters trampled over man, 81, after he collapsed on Tube escalator Standard

Extending the Bakerloo: It’s Not About Transport London Reconnections

More workers will be balloted for strike action in the Night Tube dispute, the RMT union has said. BBC News

Tube challenger claws back world record for fastest journey around all 270 stations Standard

Transport Secretary tours £700 million Victoria tube station upgrade Press Release

Islington Council has started court proceedings against TfL over a planned eight month closure of Caledonian Road station. Standard

Art on the Underground Unveils Tube Map Cover by Tomma Abts BlouinArtInfo


A large protest meeting has been called in Wimbledon ahead of the end of the Crossrail 2 consultation. Local Guardian

Historic buildings could be demolished to make way for Crossrail 2, according to heritage campaigners. BBC News

Diamond Geezer walks the Crossrail route – part 1 & part 2


Eurostar is running a trial with Boomerang, which puts people in Paris and London in touch with each other to deliver products from across the Channel. Railway Gazette

Thameslink rated worst for customer satisfaction in 2015 Local Times

Zac Goldsmith: I’ll sort out crowd problems at London Bridge Standard

East London is getting a new train station IanVisits

A £320million programme to lengthen trains on the London Overground has been completed. Wharf

The mayor of London has accused the government of not properly compensating homeowners affected by major projects such as High Speed 2 and Crossrail. BBC News

Local residents and rail users are invited to find out more about Putney Railway Station improvements project PutneySW15


Pickpocket gang made £5million stealing London Underground passengers’ phones Mirror

Rail union hits back at Zac Goldsmith after he says he will ban Tube strikes Get West London

Caroline Pidgeon, the LibDem candidate for Mayor of London, set out plans for half price fares for people who start their journeys before 7.30am. Mark Pack

A miniature railway is planned for just outside Romford. Recorder

Police are hunting for a man who slammed a passenger’s head into a ticket machine at Highbury and Islington station in a vicious unprovoked assault. Islington Gazette

Labour’s London mayoral candidate, Sadiq Khan, would allow TfL to bid for bus and rail contracts in the UK and abroad Passenger Transport

Ed Miliband gives spectacular glare to commuter who papped him on the Tube Mirror

Gatwick Airport features on London Tube map for the first time Independent

Boris’s “vanity” cable car likely to stay open until 2021 after TfL accounts show it makes a surplus MayorWatch

Legal & General Retirement has completed the purchase of the TfL Building in Stratford for £246m from Lendlease and LCR. Press Release

And finally, photos of the new relay room at Kings Cross @SteveWhite2tfl and @metline

The image above is from April 2015: Photos from inside Down Street disused tube station


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  1. GT says:

    Islington Council seem determined to waste the taxpayers’ money, don’t they?
    Similarly, “Could be demolished” & “Will be demolished” are not the same thing, are they?
    Time to tell Zac that LBG station is not in his remit?
    And the “trampling” & the assault you mention make it an especially “choice” collection of the stupidities & cruelties of people this week, don’t they?

  2. Greg says:

    Re TfL contracts abroad: in Malta I saw a TfL Street Management manhole cover, I was surprised how long their arms could stretch.

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