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


London Underground

Arriving soon… heat from tube line piped straight to your home through £6m energy scheme Islington Tribune

A man has called TfL “unfair” for excluding Wanstead and Snaresbrook Tube stations out of the rezoning of Stratford and neighbouring stations. Ilford Recorder

Zac Goldsmith vows to give startups retail space in London Underground stations CityAM


Call to extend Crossrail 2 further into Surrey BBC News

Plans to extend the Crossrail 1 trainline from Abbey Wood to Gravesend have received further backing, the latest from Bexley Council. Local Times

Crossrail 2 should extend to Dorking and Woking to cut journey times and overcrowding, says county council Get Surrey

Railway station in Turnford could be part of Crossrail 2 plans Hertfordshire Mercury

Lambeth Transport Users Group argues Brixton Overground case weakened by poor Crossrail 2 response from Lambeth Council Brixton Buzz

Bolts made in Essex will ensure Crossrail tunnels remain secure for more than a century, whilst stabilising buoyant houses prices in the South East. Brentwood Gazette

Work begins to prepare Whitechapel station for Crossrail Wharf


Overcrowded London Overground route will not see extra carriages until 2018 Local Guardian

High winds forced Network Rail to abandon the planned replacement of bridges near Purley, meaning all four lines between Brighton and Croydon will need to close again. Croydon Advertiser

A report released by Centre for London has set out the case for a comprehensive upgrade of south London rail services, as part of the London Overground network. CILT

The Queen vs DfT: Questioning the East Anglia Franchise London Reconnections

HS2 has sought support from Arup to provide a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the initial second phase development of the HS2 network between Birmingham and Crewe. Consultancy

Second landslide at Barnehurst closes Dartford via Bexleyheath line until Friday Kent News


A Labour shadow minister came under fire for suggesting passengers could benefit from the Tube strikes. Standard

TfL apologises after season ticket renewal complaints MayorWatch

NHS fears ‘nightmare’ scenario of junior doctors’ walk-out on same day as Tube strike Rosslydall

Over a million Visa contactless payments made to travel in London on a single day Computer Weekly

Muscle Advert On London Underground Accused Of ‘Putting Body Image Pressure On Men’ HuffPo

One week on from the expansion of the Zone2/3 overlap, another new tube map. Diamond Geezer

And finally, a tour of architecture in rail’s golden age in Trevor Yorke’s Victorian Railway Stations Western Daily Press

The image above is from Nov 2013: Homes to be warmed by heat from tube tunnels


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  1. Greg says:

    Exotic holiday advert puts salary pressure on me.

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