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A fast-response medical team credited with cutting delays and treating hundreds on the Tube is being reduced by more than half. Evening Standard

Two 23-year-old men have been arrested after a 68-year-old woman was “pushed” on to the tracks at Clapham Common Tube station. London24

Turnham Green is to be a permanent stop on the Piccadilly line (but probably not before 2017). ChiswickW4

Engineer Ramboll has been removed from a job to design step-free access for Bromley-by-Bow station after failing to deliver “the design as per the brief”. Building (£)

Man struck and killed by Jubilee line train at Finchley Road Tube station. Ham & High

Route has released more up-to-date data, which shows ad impressions on the London Underground are up by five per cent. Brand Republic


The design of 27 surface stations on the Crossrail project is not being reviewed by independent experts, sparking warnings from architects and local authorities that rail bosses are missing a once-in-a-century chance to produce well-designed stations that will stand the test of time. Building (google cache)

City of London agrees support for Crossrail Art Programme Press Release

Whitechapel Crossrail Station: In Pictures Londonist


200 people evacuated from train as it catches fire near Chislehurst Station News Shopper

The pressure is on Network Rail to expand East Croydon Station by providing two new lines and platforms. Croydon Advertiser

Camden Council has demanded the government waives a £20 fee it plans to charge residents who want to petition against the HS2 Bill. Ham and High


Huw Edwards is dismayed by standards of behaviour on the London Underground. The Telegraph

A wet Monday morning, a crowded tube train, and heads sunk in novels and newspapers: suddenly there’s a long high-pitched scream. In the carriage, the passengers stiffen and inwardly groan. Intelligent Life

Colourblind Tube Map wins Transport for London App Award Press Release

The final art commission of London Underground’s 150th anniversary year has been revealed. It is the new edition of the Pocket Tube map released in time Christmas, which will have a cover by Imran Qureshi. Artlyst

The rise in transport fares in the capital will come into effect more than two weeks later than planned after an issue with the price of travelcards. BBC News

A fraudster who placed skimming devices on ticket machines at Tube stations has been jailed. Local Guardian

Stuart Nathan looks at the new train technologies being developed at Bombardier’s historic Litchurch Lane site The Engineer

The image above is from: Blue Plaque Unveiled for Tube Map Pioneer


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  1. Andrew says:

    Britain spells jailed and not gaoled?

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