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

Whitechapel tube station 1896

London Underground

Passengers trapped in a ‘runaway’ Tube train which ran through four stations without stopping during rush-hour Daily Mail

Crossrail

Whitechapel Crossrail engineer urges more women to consider working in male-dominated industries Docklands Advertiser

Crossrail’s procurement director Martin Rowark will quit the project next month after four years on the scheme. Construction News

A look at how cranes are being used on Crossrail. Cranes Today

Mainline/Overground

Disabled people using London Overground stations can now do so without having to book in advance. BBC News

Putney Society Backs Push For Second Station Entrance PutneySW15

Safety measures set to be installed at Wimbledon and Earlsfield stations to prevent people falling on tracks Local Guardian

Borough hopes for funding to extend Overground line to Barking Riverside in Chancellor’s budget. B&D Post

East Croydon Thameslink services could be cut from four to two an hour Croydon Advertiser

Greater Anglia has admitted it needs to do more to let people know about an under-used bike hire scheme at Enfield Town railway station. Enfield Advertiser

Chancellor promises funding for Brent Cross overground station Edgware Today <– about half way between Cricklewood and Hendon.

70% of respondents don’t want redevelopment of land needed to fund refurbishment of Peckham Rye station Southwark News

Work on the construction of the newest rail link into the capital has got underway, with Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin welcoming the development. AceNet

Taskforce urges action on HS2 regeneration plans Building

Start planning Thameslink 2, says rail group TransportXtra

DLR

Appeal after man exposes himself on DLR Docklands Advertiser

DLR Dagenham extension will not be looked at as part of Barking Riverside regeneration. Wharf

Miscellaneous

TfL Spends £250,000 on Twitter Followers and Facebook Likes Order-Order

The Forgotten Men of the London Underground The History Press

I know that Rome wasn’t built in a day but I’m sure the ancient Romans could have put in an escalator in less than 10 months Daily Express <– I explained the difficulty here.

THE watering holes of Salisbury have been mapped out, London Underground-style. Salisbury Journal

Volunteers clear North Weald railway bridge graffiti Local Guardian

London Transport Museum picketed for defence giant links Independent

The multi-billion pound modernisation of the London Underground has been hailed as the most successful transport investment in the past decade by the business networking group Radius. Evening Standard

Take a “Farewell Tour” around the Tube Network IanVisits

The image above is from: The tale of the “Dead Body Train” at Whitechapel

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #41
  1. AC says:

    I know you’ve quoted ‘runaway’ but come on…

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