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

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London Underground

Stranger attacks man on London Tube train ‘for answering his phone’ Evening Standard

A colourful display of trees, shrubs and flowers has taken over a disused platform at Barbican Tube station, in London Underground’s first ever pop-up garden. Local London

Heroic commuters rescue woman who collapsed backwards on to tracks at Edgware Road Evening Standard

‘Gap-fillers’ to end platform accidents on London rail network SCMP (Google cache)

Crossrail

Crossrail chief engineer joins HS2 team Construction Enquirer

First Crossrail Station opens to the public IanVisits

Wallasea wetland project receives last load of soil to mark end of Crossrail team-up Essex Chronicle

Why Crossrail risks being London’s last major infrastructure project CityAM

Mainline/Overground

Station café facing closure by Overground operator East London Lines

New Carriages Roll Out On Train Line From Essex Into London Heart

Rail chaos that left commuters trapped on a train for five hours and disrupted thousands more was caused by an engineering mistake, Network Rail said. BBC News

Miscellaneous

A map for London Underground’s night tube IanVisits

TfL signs up for International Quarter at Stratford The Wharf

TfL preps £1bn contract to make it less ‘risk-averse’ with its advertising media The Drum

Drinks and a talk on the roof of London Underground’s HQ IanVisits

A group of football fans on a train from Euston to Stoke are wanted by police after they shouted abuse at fellow travellers – including a young boy in a wheelchair. London24

Video: What’s Going On At Bond Street Station? Londonist

…and finally, Giles Coren: ‘I love the nurturing smog of the Underground’ TimeOut

The image above is from Jan 2014: Secrets of Underground London

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