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


London Underground

Man describes horror of ‘black gunge’ pouring through train vents Haringay Independent

TfL is exploring a proposal to sell off disused parts of the underground system, including so-called “Ghost stations”. LBC

New tunnel opens at King’s Cross station IanVisits

Commuters left ‘choking and screaming’ on rush hour Tube as carriage fills with smoke Evening Standard

The Flight Centre is set to wrap the gates of London’s Monument tube station with its red creative ahead of the opening of its new store. The Drum

The first 24 hour Tube service will run on 12 September next year CityAM

Lanes refurbishment transforms rail pump house at London Underground station Building Talk


Brunels’s original rail infrastructure excavated near Paddington IanVisits


Consultations Cubed: The Overground (And More) at Old Oak Common London Reconnections

Twickenham station night works “much better than anticipated” Local Times

The Oyster Card is coming to Epsom next year it has been announced. Local Guardian

Passengers and politicians are backing a campaign calling for Thamesmead to finally get hooked up to the rail network. News Shopper

Plans to replace the “informal shanties” outside one of Tottenham’s busiest transport hubs with modern shopfronts have run into stiff opposition from residents. Tottenham Journal

Fortnum and Mason to harvest honey from beehives on St Pancras station’s roof Camden New Journal

Proposed HS2 compensation ‘too low’ and too restrictive, Hillingdon Council will tell Government Get West London

Photos from the roof of Victoria Station IanVisits


Man jailed for sexual assault and flashing women on the DLR Evening Standard


Mick Cash elected general secretary of RMT union BBC News

Looming London transport crisis ‘risks sparking riots’, says TfL chief The Guardian

The British Humanist Association (BHA) has launched a poster campaign in 100 London Underground stations. Campaign

Meet the men transforming London Underground’s derelict stations Independent

TfL names most popular stations for contactless fares MayorWatch

The image above is from Sept 2013: Photos from the roof above King’s Cross Station


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