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


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Bombardier invited to bid for £2.5 billion London Underground contract Derby Telegraph 

The tube at a standstill: why TfL stopped people walking up the escalators The Guardian

Tube door opens between stations on Piccadilly line BBC News

TfL’s proposals to demolish a former Tube depot and turn it into flats have been met with fury by the businesses using the space. Standard

TfL has backtracked on plans to shut Caledonian Road station for eight months. Islington Gazette

Stemmer Imaging has worked with London Underground to deliver industrial camera assemblies that are mounted directly onto trains to provide data on the condition of the track Novus Light


Over half of Londoners reject Chelsea Crossrail station in TfL consultation, say campaigners GetWestLondon

Crossrail 2: Woking MP vows to fight for service to connect commuters to London Get Surrey

Crossrail 2 plans to demolish Dalston homes blasted by Hackney Council Hackney Citizen

Crossrail has been hailed by Rail Minister Claire Perry for its role in attracting more women into engineering, Rail


Government backs TfL plan to run London’s commuter rail services The Guardian

New rail route would link Heathrow with Waterloo in 43 minutes GetWestLondon

Staff at Surbiton station told passengers they have no first aid training and asked what they should do when an elderly man collapsed on a packed train. Kingston Guardian

MPs and campaigners are ‘deeply concerned’ that the Department for Transport has buried a report which could have ‘undermined’ the case for HS2. GetWestLondon

A busy Croydon commuter train was late more than 80 per cent of the time on journeys last autumn, new figures show. Local Guardian

Barking to Gospel Oak Overground line “to close for six months this year” London24

The Heathrow Express finally becomes affordable Telegraph


Tiny kitten rescued after spending several days trapped under news kiosk at Leytonstone station Standard

Finsbury Park station evacuated after discarded phone charger sparks security scare Standard

Morden Tube station murder: Tributes paid to ‘inspirational’ young lecturer killed in ‘random’ attack Mirror

Tube workers to be subject to tougher strike rules BBC News

What became of the golden age of rail? The Engineer

Happy 30th anniversary Poems on the Underground Independent

A look at the new Whitechapel station entrance Diamond Geezer

And finally, 6 Classic Nintendo Gameworlds, Redrawn As Subway Maps Fast

The image above is from Dec 2013: A look around the London Overground upgrade project


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One comment
  1. brent says:

    Tfl is running London’s commuter rail services is a great idea until they start dropping behind with the service.

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