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

Photos from inside Crossrail’s concrete factory

Photos from inside Crossrail’s concrete factory

London Underground

Man sent to secure mental hospital after pushing stranger under tube at Kentish Town Camden New Journal

London Underground says ‘too much sunshine’ to blame for Tube delays Independent

A man has died after being struck by a train before rush hour at Kennington tube station. Standard

London Mayor Sadiq Khan to review Tube station ticket office closures BBC News

The bill for the Northern line extension to Battersea Power Station is set to soar by as much as £240 million following “significant” design changes. Standard

Striking images which sum up life on the Becontree estate are now on display at local Underground stations. B&D Post

All Victoria Line trains will run the full length of the line from Walthamstow Central to Brixton for the first time Local Guardian


Crossrail has issued warnings of potential noise disruption due to piling work close to Ealing Broadway Station and near Longfield Avenue. EalingToday

This new map shows how the Elizabeth Line will look on the tube map. CityMetric

Plans to restore two listed buildings to create gateway for Woolwich Crossrail station South London Press

Crossrail Aventra commissioning facility inaugurated Railway Gazette

Key industry figures say they are disappointed by new visuals of Elizabeth line stations AJ (£)


People who use Thameslink trains in South London are being urged to attend a meeting to campaign for a better service. South London Press

More late night Overground trains for East London line Sharecast

HS2 could stop at Old Oak Common while central London terminus reassessed, says Khan BDOnline

Voice of schoolgirl, 10, used for terror warning on Southern Rail trains Crawley News

Lea Bridge station reopens after 30 years of closure Diamond Geezer


London has come out on top of an analysis of the performance of several major cities in providing open data on transport and mapping. UKAuthority

Woman gives birth on Southeastern train arriving at St Pancras… but calls her daughter Victoria Standard

Two hero off-duty police officers stepped in to apprehend a man who allegedly boarded a Tube train armed with a knife and a loaded gun while inebriated. Standard

Network Rail said it is ‘a serious concern’ £100k of cannabis found in Purley building it owns Croydon Advertiser

A new study by UK neuroscientists probes how the human brain navigates underground train networks. BBC News

Hacking through the problems of rail passenger congestion The Engineer

The capital’s new mayor needs to protect investment in public transport The Economist

Epping Ongar Railway to host wedding events at vintage heritage attraction Local Guardian

Stand-up Ben Van der Velde to visit every Tube station on foot. His ambitious aim is to cover all 350 miles of the route in just 26 days. Comedy

Android Pay comes to London’s bus, Tube and rail network Mayor Watch

And finally, railway fans flood loneliest train station in Cornwall to boost annual passenger count Plymouth Herald

The image above is from Feb 2012: Photos from inside Crossrail’s concrete factory


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One comment
  1. Victoria Line says:

    Now that Android pay is here and there is finally a proper use for NFC, I find myself with neither a handset that has the chip nor a participanting bank.

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