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

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London Underground

TfL rejects council bid to extend London Underground to Croydon Croydon Advertiser

The rising number of commuters parking near a station has left people unable to park on their own driveways. Watford Observer

Great Western Developments will invest £47m of its own funds into the tube developments at Paddington station CityAM

Crossrail

Drivers fined after Crossrail construction blocks Hayes station drop-off GetWestLondon

Mainline/Overground

South West Trains service from Surbiton to Waterloo late every day for final months of 2015 Local Guardian

Ickenham residents could suffer three years of spoil dumping just metres from their homes, if a proposed HS2 haul road goes ahead. Get West London

A city worker who spends more than £6,000-a-year for a rail season ticket is forced to sit in a tiny cleaning “cupboard” with mops and a bucket because of overcrowding. Standard

Disused London railway site turned into Thameslink train wash facility RTM

Miscellaneous

The moment man sits on railway line and brawls with police at busy south east London station Standard (warning – autoplaying video)

Stop knocking rail – improvements and investment should have started 30 years ago! Lords of the Blog

How we made the Eurostar: ‘We had whole meetings devoted to how hot the water has to be to make a decent cup of tea’ The Guardian

A train driver has been brightening up Londoners’ journeys into work by running his own pub-style quiz over the tannoy. Standard

TfL director of news Stuart Ross dies after cancer battle PRWeek

Millions Of Contactless TfL Journeys Paid For By Mobile Phones TechWeekEurope

A video showing how passenger numbers have changed at London stations BetterTransport

And finally, The Legend of Zelda as the London Underground Visual News

The image above is from June 2015: The Museum of London’s model tube trains

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