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

The bit of Crossrail that is 3-times deeper than a tube train

The bit of Crossrail that is 3-times deeper than a tube train

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A man fell on to rail tracks and was hit by a train after running along the roof of a Tube , it has been reported. GetWestLondon

Transport for London insists passengers are safe travelling on the Metropolitan Line in Chorleywood after land collapsed near the train tracks. Watford Observer

Which Branch Of The Northern Line Is Quickest? Londonist


Breaking the mold: How Crossrail’s Innovate 18 program works McKinsey

A massive 7ha over site development ‘deck’ is to be built over the new Crossrail depot in Old Oak Common to allow for future development of the site. New Civil Engineer (£)

See Crossrail stations as a new exhibition opens IanVisits


RAIL regulators have rejected an application to create a new direct link between London and Cleethorpes. Grimsby Telegraph

Punctuality on Britain’s railways has fallen to its worst level in almost a decade, according to official figures. ITV

Rail passengers asked for views on future of Liverpool to London services Liverpool Echo

FirstGroup to launch budget Edinburgh-London rail service Daily Record

Matt Bromley, customer service project manager at London Overground, explains how two new innovations are improving customer service for the operator. RTM


DLR unable to run from Lewisham after severe flooding News Shopper


With rail routes plagued by overcrowding and delays, London’s dependence on workers willing to travel many hours to the capital every day is coming under severe scrutiny. But what can the new mayor do about it? The Guardian

A homophobic commuter exposed himself on the Tube in a bizarre insult to a man he thought was gay, a court has heard. South London Press

The high-tech, low-cost world of tunnel building Market Watch

With so many large projects underway, now is an ideal time to start a career in the rail industry. The Engineer

A grand plan to create 10,000 homes on land owned by Transport for London is being fast-tracked by newly elected Mayor Sadiq Khan Standard

And finally, the man who has photographed every train station in Great Britain BBC News

The image above is from August 2015: The bit of Crossrail that is 3-times deeper than a tube train


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