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

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London Underground

London’s Brompton Road Tube station sold for £53m BBC News See inside IanVisits

Conditions for the Croxley Rail Link, which will create a “visible boundary” between Three Rivers and Watford were discussed at a council meeting. Watford Observer

A man was detained under the Mental Health Act after being hit by a Jubilee line train at Finchley Road Tube station. Ham & High

A popular coffee business which was threatened with closure due to the planned extension of Walthamstow Central station appears to have been saved after MP Stella Creasy intervened. Local Guardian

Tube Lines depot staff balloted for strike action London24

Crossrail

Custom House station takes shape as sections arrive on site. Construction Index

House prices show first signs of ‘Crossrail Effect’ Evening Standard

Mainline/Overground

Politicians warned London Midland about the potential problems at Watford Junction before the redevelopment took place, according to the town’s elected mayor. Watford Observer

Railways will receive only a fraction of the funding earmarked for the HS2 high speed rail project should it be scrapped, a report claimed. Evening Standard

A hawk has been spotted prowling the platforms at Paddington station. Evening Standard

ICE 3.0: Will New High-Speed Train Ever Make It to London? De Spiegel

Too little is being done to ease congestion and clear graffiti at Whitton station, Labour campaigners have claimed. Get West London

Train companies have been criticised for dumping toilet waste on the tracks at some of London’s mainline stations. BBC News

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin admits that the government is unlikely legislation to get the HS2 Bill through Parliament before the next election. The Spectator

Disability campaigners have warned plans to completely redevelop Tottenham Hale station do not take the needs of disabled people into account. Haringay Independent

Miscellaneous

Waitrose are to move into one of the historic buildings on the King’s Cross railway lands. Islington Tribune

Plaque is unveiled in memory of Moorgate Tube disaster victims Islington Gazette

TfL told a teenage boy he would have to do unpaid labour to get his Oyster card back after he leant it to his sister who in turn was handed an £80 fine for using it. Local Guardian

Four Londoners are planning to run the length of the Tube network for an epic fundraising challenge. Evening Standard

Driverless trains vital for lower fares and Tube investment Conservative Home <– Opinion piece

Is railway-station food finally getting good? The Guardian

A passenger who is continuously being overcharged at Stratford Tube station has been told by a local MP that his complaint is not valid. Local Guardian

Analysis: How St Pancras International changed travel retail Retail Week

Campaigners are calling for a forest garden to be laid out above the Braithwaite railway arches at the proposed Bishopsgate goods-yard complex. East London Advertiser

The image above is from: A trip in Heathrow’s driverless transit system

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