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See inside a vast forgotten Victorian railway waiting room

See inside a vast forgotten Victorian railway waiting room

London Underground

Soaring population growth could overwhelm the London Underground within 15 years, with passengers facing station overcrowding similar to cramming four people “into a telephone box”, a senior manager has warned. Sunday Times (£)

British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was pushed onto the tracks following a row at Bond Street tube station. Get West London

‘Body-shaming’ adverts to be banned on London Underground BT

Deep under Euston station lies a network of long disused tunnels and a tiny ticket office that have rarely been seen by anyone for over 50 years, until now. IanVisits

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Crossrail 2 ‘a housing scheme with a railway thrown in’ PropertyWeek (£)


Paddington delays: ‘Fire’ on board train sparks rush hour chaos Standard

A union has called for another 24-hour strike by conductors on Southern rail trains in an ongoing dispute about the introduction of driver-only trains. BBC News

HS2 plans for the London terminus at Euston should be put on hold, according to the former head of the civil service. Standard

FirstGroup has teamed-up with one of the companies behind the London Overground to strengthen its bid to run commuter rail services into Waterloo station. Telegraph

An empty train has derailed outside London Paddington, prompting the cancellation of all services in or out of the station. BBC News

Overhead lines on the Great Eastern Main Line are in the process of being upgraded in order to make them more resistant to hotter temperatures, allowing speed restrictions in hot weather to be lifted. RTM

Abellio Greater Anglia has pledged to invest £12million in a refurbishment programme of all its trains. Daily Gazette


Peckham Rye station’s ‘lost’ waiting room to re-open after 50 years BBC News

Two TfL employees have been recognised in HM the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Premier and a gong for Crossrail boss. Building

Consultancy Webb & Webb has designed a book on Edward Johnston, celebrating the centenary of his London Underground typeface. Design Week

A New Typeface for the Underground: Johnston 100 London Reconnections

And finally, Twitter rolls out free Wi-Fi at St Pancras station TechWeek Europe

The image above is from August 2012: See inside a vast forgotten Victorian railway waiting room


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  1. Antonio Rodríguez says:

    The link in the image at the beginning of the articles is broken: it points to WordPress’ admin area. Feel free to delete this message after you read it 🙂 .

  2. Geoff Michel says:

    Edward Johnson typeface is celebrated in a smallish exhibition at Ditchling museum of art and craft.


    Not on your travel card but free car park in the village.

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