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Station staff on London Underground are to stage a 48-hour strike this weekend in a long-running row over jobs. Telegraph

The RMT union will recommend that members accept a pay and conditions deal for an all night Tube service in London. LBC

Tube strike February 2016: Staff warned they will lose £500 bonus if they join walkout Standard

The government’s Emergency Services Network deal, intended to provide 4G coverage and devices for all blue light services, will be able to run on the London Underground, Register


The widow of a construction worker killed by falling concrete in a Crossrail tunnel says she will use a compensation payout to fund their daughter’s education. West End Extra

Crossrail Station Footprints Mapping London

Imperial College among prominent South Kensington and Chelsea organisations backing Chelsea Crossrail 2 station GetWestLondon

Plans to upgrade Harold Wood station ahead of the arrival of Crossrail have been revealed. Romford Recorder

Residents have launched a petition to stop Crossrail 2 from “ripping the heart out” of Bradbury Street in Dalston. Hackney Citizen


c2c: The Timetables, They Are A-Changin’ London Reconnections

Planned train station ticket office closures a “profit-driven cut” says rail union Local Guardian

As calls grow for renationalisation, 20 years on, our Travel Correspondent Simon Calder argues that the network is a victim of its own success Independent

The UK Rail Supply Group (RSG) will work with the industry to improve productivity in the UK’s railways and to train skilled workers, it said in a report published this week. Out-Law

Thameslink voted worst rail provider in UK according to customers Bedfordshire on Sunday

London Midland disruption until Friday due to dramatic landslip Northampton Chronicle

East Ham MP Stephen Timms wants international trains at Stratford Newham Recorder

The slippages in the Western Rail Link to Heathrow project to late CP6 have been branded “pathetic” by Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart. Rail Tech Mag


Sadiq Khan’s fare freeze would cost £1.9bn, says TfL BBC News

A man was Tasered by police after behaving aggressively on an Underground platform at Victoria station. Standard

Ipswich Icons: Why Liverpool Street Station has long played an important role in the lives of Suffolk travellers Ipswich Star

Early morning commuters are in for a steamy surprise in a few weeks, as the Flying Scotsman makes its inaugural passenger journey from King’s Cross station. IanVisits

Cyclist spared jail after headbutting rail worker who said he couldn’t take bike on train Metro

TfL shifts corporate archive to AWS public cloud in digital preservation push Computer Weekly

London commuters describe paying £6,000 for annual train tickets and having nowhere to sit Independent

Thirteen developers and building companies have been selected by TfL for its new property partnership framework. Construction Index

Minding the comms gap: TfL’s PR team on Uber, terror, delays and working with Boris PR Week (Google Cache)

And finally, A statue of a man deep in thought while on the toilet left in Holborn by guerrilla street artists looks set to stay because the council and TfL can’t work out whose responsibility it is to remove it. WestEndExtra

The image above is from Jan 2014: 22 photos of the new Thameslink Train


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