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London Underground concrete mixing plant delivered Railway Gazette

London Underground capital programmes director David Waboso is leaving to head up Network Rail’s digital railway directorate. Construction Enquirer

This is the first-look inside a newly refurbished Bakerloo line train that has been upgraded as part of a TfL refit. Standard

Major improvement work at Paddington Tube Station start 2nd April 2016 WiredGov


Major Crossrail work successfully delivered by Network Rail over Easter Press Release

Labour thinks Crossrail 2 is vital, they just don’t know where it’s going MayorWatch


Pollution from trains has increased since Chiltern started running a new service from Marylebone to Oxford. WestEndExtra

Luton airport has called for an express rail service to central London in a move it claims would create a £26.5 million a year boost to the local economy. BBT

Stop HS2 campaigners ‘angry and let down’ at MP’s avoiding third reading vote GetWestLondon

Police called to deal with passengers on overcrowded train from London Paddington to Penzance Telegraph <– curious choice of stock photo.

A railway operator has been told not to mislead people by suggesting it is publicly owned in its advertising. BBC News

Italian artist creates Forest Gate station mural Newham Recorder

A new rail link between Heathrow and Waterloo has moved a step closer after a major study suggested there was a strong case for the project. Get West London

Brockley is set to be one of the first London Overground stations to create an Energy Garden. Brockley Central


Claire Mann will join Transport for London next month as director of the Docklands Light Railway. TransportXtra (£)


Video – Building a better Waterloo YouTube

The London Underground Has Its Own Mosquito Subspecies Smithsonian

Apparently women are not safe on the London Underground after 5pm Arab News

And finally, When commuters got off at Woolwich earlier this week, they were in for quite a shock. Instead of arriving in the London, the confused passengers were led to believe they were 1,500 miles away, in Athens. Independent

The image above is from April 2010: First Day of the East London Line


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