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


London Underground

Tube strike: power workers extend walkout to two weeks Evening Standard

Taylor Woodrow has been awarded a £44.3m contract to upgrade train depots at Ealing Common and Upminster. Construction Index

London’s upgraded Victoria line operates up to 34 trains an hour Railway-Technology


Main Crossrail works set to start in Maidenhead Local Advertiser

Written statement to Parliament – Annual update on Crossrail 2014 UK Gov

Allegion is to provide 600 steel doorsets for Crossrail in a contract worth £1.25 million. Specification


Calls to re-open second entrance at Kingston station Local Guardian

RMT urges safety probe into Heathrow Express appointment Morning Star

Transport minister Stephen Hammond unveils £6million investment in Wimbledon train depot to improve maintenance works Local Guardian

Trains services to be suspended from Watford Junction, Bushey and Kings Langley stations for three weekends in August Watford Observer

Network Rail have accelerated their planned 12-month maintenance programme along lines served by FCC to three months, with upgrades to track, power supplies, signalling and drainage to be completed by the end of July. Haringay Independent


DLR gets into Tour de France spirit with Froome and Cavendish trains Wharf


Haynes publishes an Owners Manual for the London Underground IanVisits

A man has been jailed for four weeks after walking into a London Underground station naked from the waist down. LBC

Probably the funniest “guide to the toooobe” around YouTube

TfL selects Tibco on journey to exploit big data Computing

People camping out in the fields around the Glastonbury Festival have a London interloper amongst their midst — a tube train in fact. IanVisits

The image above is from Feb 2014: Giant hot-dog passing through Charing Cross tube station


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One comment
  1. Simon says:

    Goodness me. Four weeks in jail for someone who’s quite clearly mentally ill and needs help.

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