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Campaigners celebrate new wheelchair accessibility ramp at Kilburn tube station Times Series

Danzer has won a £125,000 contract to provide permanent training facility for staff at London Underground’s Cockfosters depot. Specification


Pressure grows on Boris to bring Crossrail 2 to Worcester Park Local London

TV documentary about Crossrail on BBC2 IanVisits

Crossrail chief says worker who died in tunnel construction ‘shouldn’t have been where he was’ Independent

When exactly is Crossrail due? I ask, because the completion date seems to have been slipping ever further into the future. Diamond Geezer


Millions of pounds is to be spent on faster wi-fi for commuter trains across England and Wales. BBC News

Beckenham residents have called on Bromley Council to fight to save “vital” rail services to central London. Local London

Greene King is to invest a seven-figure sum launching its first station pub at London’s Euston station. The Publican

Duo to update Brunel-designed Paddington station roof NCE

Eurostar cancelled some train services through the Channel tunnel on Tuesday after Eurotunnel failed to resolve problems with overhead power lines that led to the evacuation of a train on Monday. FT

Britain’s “best passenger railway” is owned by the German Government Information Daily


Tour de France tube map Shortlist

30 years ago – smoking banned in London’s tube trains IanVisits

1960s-inspired Modern Art London Underground poster by Standard Designs Retrotogo

TfL spent £1,000 on posters put up in tribute to Bob Crow Evening Standard

Station Master App: Going Underground in 3-D Londonist

Plans to turn TfL HQ into luxury hotel thrown out Evening Standard

The image above is from August 2011: A Grand Day Out – Taking the Boris Bikes to Paris


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