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


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Commuters in Holloway are bracing themselves for two years of chaos as TfL prepares to replace the railway bridge near to the underground station. Islington Tribune

Bakerloo line extension: Southwark councillors want two branches SE1


MTR To Operate Crossrail Concession London Recconections

Crossrail: textbook example of how to get things right Parliament Report

Campaigners are calling on Kensington and Chelsea Council to officially rule out a proposal to build a Crossrail 2 station on their estate Get West London

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway, BBC2 – TV review: There’s nothing boring about this look at the tunnel beneath the Thames Independent


Blow as government refuses to support Camden-backed HS2 Euston station design Ham and High

A woman has died after being hit by a train at Wimbledon station in this morning’s rush hour. Evening Standard

Chef for celebs opens cafe at rail station Haringay Independent

Euston Station, that unloved 1960s slab of a railway station is to be tarted up, a little bit. IanVisits

British Transport Police are trying to trace a young man after a CCTV camera was deliberately burned with a lighter. LBC <– while also looking straight at the camera.

Campaigners will challenge the Government over the environmental impact of HS2 Get West London

Obituary: Richard Pout, ‘father’ of the London Overground, dies at 65 East London Advertiser

A train station kiosk operator says he is facing “ruin” after discovering his platform plot has been put up sale. Camden New Journal


Commuters to get cheaper fares when Stratford is shifted to Zone 2 by TfL Newham Recorder and comments by Diamond Geezer

Evian to help travellers beat the underground heat in three-year deal with TfL The Drum

12 TfL Employees Earn More Than Met Police Chief LBC

Transport For London Kills Off Fan-Made Device Wallpapers Based On Its Seat Patterns TechDirt

The mystery of the 60 foot steam loco inside Brixton’s Bon Marche department store Brixton Buzz

Artist makes London underground tube map for Whitstable Canterbury Times

TfL wastes millions on telecoms, says IIPAG watchdog Computer Weekly

Backwards posters to appear on the Underground IanVisits

Anorak Corner (the annual update) Diamond Geezer

The image above is from April 2013: In praise of Euston Railway Station


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