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

Canary Wharf’s 1990s model of the DLR

Canary Wharf’s 1990s model of the DLR

London Underground

TfL announces new Tube boss MayorWatch

London Underground journeys take on average more than four times longer for disabled people, a report has found. BBC News

For the next six months, passengers at Holborn station will be asked to stand on both sides. CityLab

GB Railfreight celebrates 10 years of success on London Underground contract UK Haulier

Woman sent ‘flying to her knees’ after dangerous Tube escalator stunt ITV


Bam Ferrovial Kier paid £350k settlement over Crossrail worker Rene Tkacik’s death Construction News


Architects reveal plans for London Overground station at Barking Riverside B&D Post

Signal failure shuts seven platforms at Victoria station Standard

London Waterloo £5bn revamp proposal suggests ‘through’ station link to London Bridge Get Surrey

Commuters using the Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line will pay more for travel while it closes for eight months in June, says rail group. Local Guardian

A new rail link connecting Brentford with Crossrail at Southall could open by 2020, Hounslow Council hopes. Get West London

Sir Peter Hendy, chairman of Network Rail, outlined some of his thinking for the future of Britain infrastructure manager to Infrarail delegates. IRJ

Train conductors on Southern services will stage three 24-hour strikes in a row over driver-only trains and public safety, the RMT has announced. Standard


‘Mind the gap’ voice-over artist Phil Sayer dies aged 62 iNews

Transport for London should pay for Tandridge car parks, says council Surrey Mirror

Eastcote couple visit every Tube station in 24 hours to prepare for London Marathon Get West London

Vivarail’s first rebuilt D-Train close to main line run Rail

A cancer patient has designed ‘cancer on board’ badges for people to wear whilst travelling on public transport. Good to Know

Hundreds of stuffed owl toys have been sold to celebrate London’s night Tube – despite the service having no start date. Standard

And finally, dozens of defiant ducks appearing at controversial Sir Nigel Gresley statue in London Burton Mail

The image above is from Sept 2015: Canary Wharf’s 1990s model of the DLR


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