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

London Underground

There was a strike on this week — see ALL THE NEWS for coverage.

Crossrail

More Than Politics: Bombardier Gets Crossrail Rolling Stock London Reconnections

Big Hitachi helps Crossrail muckaway operation Construction Index

Planning Permission Granted For Over-Site Development At Paddington Station Construction

Crossrail crew celebrates as machines break through into Whitechapel and Stepney Green Evening Standard

Yorkshire based Redhall aiming to pick up orders for Crossrail project Yorkshire Post

Mainline/Overground

Lambeth council has commissioned a feasibility study into opening a station in the Brixton area on the Overground Line Brixton Blog

Stock footage of the London Overground was used in a US political advert by mistake IanVisits

Direct rail link from the west to Heathrow could be in place by 2021 Press Release

New research suggests most people believe the £42.6bn cost of the High Speed 2 rail network should be spent on upgrading existing infrastructure. The Engineer

DLR

Bank DLR station gets its fresh air though an old toilet IanVisits

Miscellaneous

It Shouldn’t Happen to a Radio Presenter: When Bob Crow’s RMT Lies To You Iain Dale

Extra platform opened at Gatwick Airport station Railway Gazette

This is how your brain sees the Tube map, thanks to peripheral vision. @wireduk

UCLU Activities and Events Officer Doris Chen post a frank blog detailing her experience of being sexually assaulted on the tube. UCLU

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Channel Tunnel Agreement IanVisits

New hope for South London rail extensions TrasnportXtra

Someone doesn’t understand the limits of old tunnels The Times

Tickets go on sale on Monday to visit the Aldwych tube station 30th Anniversary of the Docklands Development Corporation

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