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

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London Underground

Schoolboy scoots seven miles home after Tube staff refuse to let him on board. Evening Standard

RIP the Tube Improvement Plan, Long Live New Tube for London London Reconnections

This is the moment a violent New Year’s Eve brawl broke out on a Tube train as revellers shouted “fight, fight” from the platform. Evening Standard

Bombardier loses sub-surface signalling contract. London Reconnections

Kone has won an order to replace 15 lifts and modernize a further four at six London Underground stations. StockMarketWire

Crossrail

Richard Rogers, the architect behind Paris’s Pompidou Centre and Heathrow’s Terminal 5, has warned that the Crossrail train link is set to produce poorly designed stations that will fail to live up to Britain’s “great railway heritage”. The Guardian

Infrastructure in 2014: How Crossrail is set to transform London NCE

Mainline/Overground

A disabled woman has complained she cannot use a train station to make her hospital appointments because the disabled-access steps have been removed. Croydon Advertiser

MP demands action over step free access to Hackbridge station Local Guardian

First Capital Connect has launched an investigation after part of a train hit the roof of London’s Blackfriars station. BBC News

Landslip to cause train disruption between Sutton and Horsham for another month Local Guardian

For the first time since Eurostar services linking London, Paris and Brussels started in 1994 annual passenger traffic has reached 10 million journeys. RailJournal

Miscellaneous

Thomas the Tank Engine is setting a poor example to children and needs more female engines to encourage girls to become train drivers, Labour’s shadow transport secretary has said. The Telegraph

A director at TfL has been recognised with a CBE for leading London Underground’s biggest upgrade in its history. The Voice

Notorious Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs’ funeral in Golders Green today Times Series

BBC’s Sherlock came under fire for not representing the London Underground accurately Buzzfeed — although I disagree.

The image above is from: Steam trains return to the London Underground after a 50 year absence

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One comment
  1. Mr Graverol says:

    Thanks again Ian for this weekly column. Although I do disagree with you about Sherlock 3.1 on the BBC!-).

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