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A temporary car park set up on a heritage site nearly two years ago for London Underground upgrade works is set to be made permanent, if a planning application is approved. Local Guardian Rejected Local Guardian

A pair of Aberystwyth railway workers are hoping to raise £1,000 for a hospital unit by visiting all 270 London Underground stations – in just one day. Cambrian News

TfL says it is in talks with developers about a high-rise development above Southwark Underground Station. SE1

A look at Tottenham Court Road tube station upgrade works IanVisits

Escalator work completed at Highbury & Islington Tube station Press Release

A man was saved from almost certain death when quick-thinking commuters stopped an onrushing tube train after he fell onto the tracks. Islington Gazette

Bank Station upgrade exhibition this week. IanVisits


First Crossrail Tunnel completed IanVisits

More than 4,700 lorry drivers have now completed Crossrail’s mandatory safety course in an effort to reduce the numbers of cyclists hurt or killed on Britain’s roads. Construction News

Digital agency Studio 24 has won the contract to manage Crossrail’s website hosting and development services. Cambridge News


HS2 bosses have been left embarrassed after they told 130 residents they could have to move out — only to withdraw the warning a week later. Evening Standard

Labour protest Boris’ transport fares at Hornsey rail station. Ham & High

Hackney Wick station to be shunted closer to Olympic Park in £8m scheme. East London Advertiser

Train firms face huge bills as commuter wins battle over season ticket ‘loophole’ Evening Standard

Former railways minister: ‘Invest in the daily hell of commuting, not HS2’ The Guardian


The rail industry’s power to increase fares in England is to be curbed as part of a government drive to overhaul the rail fare system. BBC News

TfL creates 30 jobs for ex-Armed Forces personnel. MayorWatch

How To Build A Tube Roundel Out Of Lego Londonist


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