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

London Underground

Plans for the long-awaited extension of the Bakerloo line are set to take a significant step forward next month. Evening Standard

Passenger watchdog launches Tube ticket office consultation Mayor Watch

A million passengers disrupted as Central Line shuts for Tube driver strike London24

Next step for Northern Line Extension Press Release

Microsoft Azure and IoT to modernise London Underground monitoring systems The Inquirer

London Underground has begun procurement for a new fleet of trains to serve the Northern and Jubilee lines. Transport Briefing (£)

Dust-cleaning London tube train delayed until 2017 Air Quality News


Magnolia tree blooms in Canary Wharf’s Crossrail Station The Wharf

Hackney Council is calling on TfL to build two Crossrail 2 stations in the borough, one in Dalston and one in Hackney Central. Hackney Citizen


First Great Western says it is working on building better trust with its customers after a survey found it was among the worst performing train companies for customer satisfaction. BBC News

MP Lynne Featherstone launches campaign for step free access at train stations in Haringey Haringay Independent

Southeastern appoints new managing director Local London


There are growing calls to have Woolwich Arsenal station rezoned so that it covers both zone 4 and 3. BBC News

How map-master Max Gill became the saviour of the London Underground The Guardian

Manager of The Pembroke reveals railway history of pub Ham & High

The underground manure railway of Hyde Park Barracks, London The Model Villager

150th anniversary of the Thames Valley Railway IanVisits

A scaffolder who flashed at shocked commuters at railway stations can continue using public transport so he can get to work. Court News UK

Tube ticket inspector jailed for 18-year benefits fraud Evening Standard

Regulated rail fares will rise by 3.5% from January next year, following the release of July’s inflation figures. BBC News

Engineers repairing a water main in Hampton have uncovered the original tracks of a tram route that served the borough during the early 20th century. Local Times

In the mid-1990s, King’s Cross was known for two things: a dirty, decaying station and prostitutes. Now I secretly enjoy missing a connection. New Statesman

The image above is from July 2013: How the Victorians tried to build a Railway in the middle of the Thames


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One comment
  1. Roger Rowley says:

    Kings cross(area) was also the location of the original LADY KILLERS film a Betty box film unlike the rubbish remake in the u s a

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