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Recap: London Tube tragedy – Manchester man saved from death by hero brother Manchester Evening News

Overcrowding problems at Camden Town tube station to be solved… in ten years Camden New Journal

Construction has begun on Wandsworth borough’s first new underground railway line in nearly a century. South London Press

Mary Macleod, current MP for Brentford and Isleworth, has urged travel bosses not to turn passengers away from Gunnersbury Station during rush hour. ChiswickW4


Crossrail starts race for £30m sidings depot at Plumstead Construction Enquirer

Work starts on Bombardier’s £12.5m Crossrail factory in Derby Derby Telegraph


Supporters of all-night Tube services are renewing calls for London Overground services to extend beyond New Cross Gate when they go 24 hours at weekends. South London Press

Southwark Council calls for 50pc compensation for delays from London Bridge CityAM

A Perfect Storm: The Story Behind The London Bridge Delays London Reconnections

Stones from the Euston Arch return to Euston Station IanVisits


A man from Bexley has been jailed for 10 months after trying to rob a passenger at Woolwich Arsenal DLR News Shopper


A mother who lay in front of an oncoming train with her little boy cradled in her arms was denied urgent mental health treatment, an inquest heard. Croydon Advertiser

Deaf homeless woman in Wanstead Tube station assault was ‘well-known in the community’ Local Guardian

Concern for missing woman who dances outside Brixton Tube station London24

…and finally, Porn movie filmed at Epping Ongar heritage railway BBC News

The image above is from July 2012: Photos from inside the abandoned Holborn Tram Tunnels


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One comment
  1. Mike J says:

    Interesting photos and plans on the tram tunnel link bearing in mind the recent Holborn debacle that the old cross-section drawings in this link show very clearly cable tunnels alongside the tram tunnel. I would suspect that it is these that are on fire in Holborn. Am I right?

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