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The male toilet on Platform 3 at Elephant and Castle, frequently used by drivers, has been out-of-service for over a month, while it undergoes “essential maintenance”. Workers Liberty

A man struck by a rush-hour Tube train when it is believed he bent down to pick up a bag is in a stable condition in hospital, police have said. BBC News

An RAF Flight Sergeant could be jailed for breaking a Tube passenger’s back in a “prank that went wrong”. Evening Standard

Severe Tube delays as commuters on London Underground suffer ‘nightmare Monday’ Mirror

Work begins at Finsbury Park Tube station to improve access Rail Magazine


The Wimbledon station guard who puts a smile on the faces of commuters Wimbledon Guardian

Business leaders call for TfL to take over London’s surface rail services Mayor Watch

Rail passengers from Cambridge to London will have brand-new trains to travel on next year, says the company now operating the route. Cambridge News

It’s not just commuters who are suffering due to London travel chaos CityAM


A barrister who avoided paying for his train ticket for more than two years may be the “biggest” fare-dodger ever prosecuted in the UK, LBC

So, There’s This Naked Man Riding the London Underground… Out

Report it to Stop it campaign tackles unwanted sexual behaviour on London public transport SheKnows

The hunt for an elusive particle critical to physics once saw Holborn tube station used for a revolutionary science experiment. IanVisits

Labour’s Lord Adonis talks transport at Elephant & Castle SE1

A look at why Transport for London online, a Microsoft house, chose AWS Diginomica

What the tube needs is wider escalators. Diamond Geezer

Tours of disused tube stations and tunnels announced IanVisits

…and finally, video shows five-year-old boy who has memorised the entire tube map YouTube

The image above is from October 2011: 100th Anniversary of the Escalator on London Underground


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