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


London Underground

Passengers stuck on Bakerloo Line Tube for more than an hour BBC News

Fruit stall evicted from Kentish Town tube station as trendy burrito bar prepares to move in. Camden New Journal

Specialists called to bid for £430m Tube station upgrades Construction Enquirer

Emergency talks are taking place in a bid to avert strike action by the RMT on the Northern Line next week. LBC

Argos has opened its smallest ever shop at Cannon Street station; customers will be able to make orders and collect online purchases Telegraph

Bond Street tube station re-opens for Jubilee line London Underground travellers City AM


Around £6m will be spent on the area around Abbey Wood’s new Crossrail station following a deal struck by Bexley and Greenwich Councils. News Shopper

First Crossrail tracks go down (+ video) Construction Index

New report sets out options for funding £27bn Crossrail 2 Mayor Watch

A listed Woolwich building dating back to 1739 could be demolished to make way for a new square beside the Crossrail station. News Shopper


More than 36,000 train journeys on the Abellio Greater Anglia network have been cancelled since the company took over the franchise in 2012. BBC News

More than 1300 Eurostar passengers were left in total darkness with no water after a snapped power cable left two trains stuck. LBC

Double-deck trains proposed for Waterloo station lines IanVisits

Charing Cross station evacuated after train fire – video Ch4 News

Design work on HS2 at Euston station “stopped” due to scheme’s “costs and benefits” being “unaffordable”, according to minutes seen by The Sunday Telegraph

Rail chiefs warned passengers they are about to endure years of disruption as the £6.5bn project to rebuild London Bridge reaches its critical stage. Evening Standard


Cleaners employed by Interserve at Waterloo Station are holding two 24-hour strikes this week. SE1

London Underground-style map for Bradford’s pub-goers Telegraph & Argus

Stairway to Heaven needs last £50k for 1943 Bethnal Green wartime memorial East London Advertiser

Bored waiting for a train? How about playing an imaginary game of ping pong ITV

Satellite Photo Reveals Railway Under Parliament Square IanVisits

The image above is from Sept 2012: British Railway’s Art-Deco Style Electrical Control Room


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