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


London Underground

Two 48 Hour Tube Strikes Announced For February LBC

Covent Garden station to be exit only during lift replacement works over the next two years. Press Release


Crossrail and Redbridge Council will work together to ensure improvements to the borough’s four stations brings them up to a higher standard, says the council leader. Ilford Recorder

Crossrail to demolish North Woolwich Railway Station IanVisits

Home Secretary discusses extending Crossrail to Twyford and Reading GetReading

A politician has handed Boris Johnson a petition with over 1,200 signatures urging him bring Crossrail 2 to Worcester Park. Local Guardian

Crossrail passes the half-way stage in its construction IanVisits

Residents’ groups will fight Crossrail plans not to include step-free access at Seven Kings Ilford Recorder

A Parliamentary petition calling for the £1 billion Crossrail carriages contract to be awarded to city train-maker Bombardier is gaining cross-party support. Derby Telegraph


Plans to rejuvenate Sutton town’s train station and improve the area around it will be discussed at a meeting next week. Local Guardian

A dedicated engineering training faculty for students aged 16 and over is to be opened by 2017 to support construction of the planned HS2 network. Railway Gazette

The 150th anniversary of Charing Cross Railway Station IanVisits

Network Rail is pressing ahead with plans to redevelop Peckham Rye station in south east London. Construction Enquirer Public exhibition open this weekend IanVisits

Britain: Rail unions betray London Overground conductors World Socialist

London Overground’s five-car extension: ‘A three-year programme delivered in 18 months’ Brockley Central


Workers on the DLR have voted to go on strike because of a row over pay and industrial relations. LBC


The Labour candidate bidding to represent Highgate at the next general election stood in the drizzle and damp to protest against Tube fare rises on Monday. Ham & High

TFL staff put broken Boris ticket office pledge on station sign Political Scrapbook

In pictures: The 13th Annual No Pants Subway Ride The Telegraph (picture number 2 — moquette patterned underpants? Seriously!)

Festive carol singers raise £1,500 for north London hospice at Highgate Tube Station Ham & High

Mapped: London’s Oyster Zone Boundaries Londonist

Some posters advertising — or warning — about the fares rise have been going up (like the fares) around the transport network over the past week or so. IanVisits

‘Brightest London’ was voted the best work from the London Underground poster art exhibition at the London Transport Museum Telegraph

London Underground strikes planned for February may hit hospitality and tourism businesses, the British Hospitality Association has said. Caterer

End of the line for Epping Ongar Railway manager Local Guardian

The image above is from: First Day of the Woolwich DLR


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One comment
  1. Ken says:

    Thanks for compiling these- a real highlight for Friday mornings’ Internets.

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