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


London Underground

A lump of concrete has been found on the roof of a Central Line Tube train, the day after contractors drilled a hole through the tunnel roof. BBC News

Drivers’ union calls on TfL to reconsider preliminary proposals on cab regulations ITS International

Paddington’s Bakerloo Line station to close for 4 months IanVisits

Labour London Assembly Member Val Shawcross has called for noisy parts of the Underground network to be fixed before the Night Tube service starts. BBC News


TfL Apologises For Botched Disability Access Signs on Elizabeth Line Map Gizmodo

Crossrail is renamed the Elizabeth line — via Every Single News Outlet


Euston station upgrade risks years of misery, says train operator The Guardian

Confusion over Oyster scheme introduction at Radlett station Watford Observer

Network Rail is preparing to sell its biggest stations to developers and shopping centre landlords in its first substantial act of privatisation since moving on to the government’s books nearly 18 months ago. Independent

Commuters have said farewell to the kiosk at Radlett train station as it closed its doors for the last time on February 19. Watford Observer

Rail union the RMT has branded a public consultation launched this morning into the closure of ticket offices at stations across South London “total chaos.” Local Guardian

A petition has been set up to get the Oyster card system extended to Kings Langley. Watford Observer

Rail operator c2c has failed in initial discussions to lease extra carriages and ease overcrowding. Thurrrock Gazette


Elverson Road station: Man dies after being hit by DLR train Standard


Londoners have reacted with fury after a man chose to rest his bike across two seats on a busy train – while others were forced to stand. Standard

Waterloo will need 8,000 bike spaces by 2026, claims TfL study SE1

Hundreds of anti-Israel adverts have been plastered on trains across the London Underground, activists have claimed. Jewish News

A senior official at the Department for Transport says train drivers who resist changes to their working hours can “get the hell out of my industry”. Croydon Advertiser

Commuters have expressed their shock after train guards blamed delays on a woman’s miscarriage. Independent

Software glitch saw users warned that all tube lines were closed during rush hour The Inquirer

Travel London to Birmingham for £8 return as trains firm launch 72-hour flash sale Mirror

And finally, did you see a steam train in London on Thursday morning? BBC News

The image above is from Jan 2012: The tale of the “Dead Body Train” at Whitechapel


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  1. Greg says:

    Re: Central line train incident
    Evening Standard says “TfL today said contractors building a £1bn extension to Westfield London at White City had breached the tunnel wall, which is around 100 metres below ground according to its own figures.”
    100 metres, really? I thought it was near the surface, as it is emerging there just before White City.

    On another note: Any reason you put cab regulations under London Underground? 🙂

  2. Sykobee says:

    “A senior official at the Department for Transport says train drivers who resist changes to their working hours can “get the hell out of my industry””

    And what if they do? Then what? No drivers. Just another posh jumped up ex-pat (lives in Vienna!) Tory civil servant with no real world knowledge except on how to be a sociopath.

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