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


Photos from inside an abandoned tube tunnel

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57 tube stations at high risk of flooding, says London Underground report The Guardian

Tube staff coud strike over ‘dash’ to demolish depot Morning Star

Plaque unveiled to remember victims of Stratford Tube crash Newham Recorder


Crossrail interchanges are not good enough, says Lord Adonis The Guardian

Testing on Crossrail Aventras begins ahead of 2017 service Rail

Crossrail art reveals blue-sky thinking Financial Times


Stratford International evacuated: Major train station closed at rush hour after bus bomb hoax Standard

HS2: Camden publishes its draft petition to the House of Lords Camden Council

c2c announced an agreement which will enable it to lease additional rolling stock to cope with an unexpected increase in demand. Railway Gazette

Thameslink and Southern train operator facing strike ballots NewsShopper

Call to rethink ticket office closures at two Enfield stations Enfield Today

Commuters air crime concerns at ‘ghetto’ Ilford station Illford Recorder

A Gatwick Express driver refused to pick up passengers on an early morning service in a row over the introduction of longer trains with no conductors. Crawley News

Striking images of London to West Country railway line revamp Bath Chronicle

Lea Bridge station opening date revealed Diamond Geezer


Defibrillator stolen from Woodford Underground Station Ilford Recorder

Gropers on the tube are a century-old problem The Guardian

The London Transport Museum has announced a new round of tunnel and disused station tours, with tickets going on sale next week. IanVisits

Why Do London Underground Stations Have Weird Tiling? MentalFloss

A pocket tube map made from engraved steel MappingLondon

A former London Underground steam locomotive may meet a 1938 tube train, on the Isle of Wight. Island Echo

And finally, it’s quicker to travel by train than plane in Europe right now CN Traveler

The image above is from Sept 2013: Photos from inside an abandoned tube tunnel


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  1. Adrian says:

    The link for “The London Transport Museum has announced a new round of tunnel and disused station tours, with tickets going on sale next week” links to your local drive.

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