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


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This month Art Below are showcasing the work of 40 artists throughout Regent’s Park and Pimlico tube stations. Artyst

‘Mind the voice’ as celebs and footballers take over Tube tannoy for London Poppy Day London24

Concerns have been raised over the promised footbridge to link two new buildings at Chiswick Business Park to Chiswick Park tube station. Get West London

London Underground drivers could be going on strike after a worker was allegedly dismissed for drinking alcohol at work. Evening Standard

University rugby team takes District Line Tube train out of action with alcohol-fuelled strip game Independent


London Crossrail 2 ‘preferred route’ outlined by mayor BBC News

A hundred residents have expressed their opposition to plans for hundreds of new homes on a site now designated as protected land for Crossrail 2. Local Guardian

Crossrail unworried by crane operator strikes Tunnels


Wimbledon residents demand Network Rail repairs ‘dangerous’ footbridge Local Guardian

Rail users across Carshalton and Wallington have called for cheaper tickets and more seats, in a survey directed at train operator Thameslink Govia. Local Guardian

An alliance of Camden’s anti-HS2 campaigners have warned that the Town Hall appears to have dropped its opposition to the project by working on a plan for Euston. Camden New Journal

6 Alpha Associates provided an unexploded bomb risk assessment for Network Rail as part of the redevelopment of London Bridge station. SHP

Disabled passengers struggling to access Norwood Junction Station told to ‘get a bus’ instead. Croydon Advertiser


Horse trading among its French joint venture partners led to Go-Ahead losing out on the new DLR contract, the company has claimed. Passenger Transport


Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the marginal seat of Croydon Central campaigns to reduce commuter fares by £336 a year Inside Croydon

Stephen Fry, Barbara Windsor, Brian Blessed and Arsene Wenger to voice London tube announcements Radio Times

Third of women verbally abused on London transport, survey says BBC News

An interactive map shows what languages—apart from English—are most spoken at each underground stop. City Lab

A London orbital railway in 2050? Diamond Geezer

London 2050 (Part 4): Towards Maximum Rail capacity London Reconnections

The image above is from April 2012: 70th anniversary of an aircraft factory hidden in a tube tunnel


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  1. A4 says:

    My favourite time of the week – these round-ups are really interesting, thanks Ian.

  2. Simon says:

    Thanks, Ian.

    A third of women? My heart bleeds. I suspect one would find that 100% of men have been on the receiving end of some kind of abuse or assault on the tube. But for some reason that isn’t news.

    P.s. the horse thing is a 404, but it sounds interesting.

  3. jim says:

    Simon: Google for paris-politics-cost-go-ahead-dlr-deal

    I’m afraid it’s not literal trading of horses, so don’t get too excited!

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