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

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London Underground

Tube traffic rises by a third in a decade to nearly 1.3bn journeys CityAM

TfL to rezone new Northern Line stations to help boost Nine Elms regeneration Out-Law

Extra trains to ease overcrowding on Piccadilly line Get West London

Crossrail

Analysis: What are the retail implications of Crossrail? Retail Week (Google Copy)

Stockley rail bridge launched into place: video Construction Index

Nursing assistant who died cycling to work at hospital was killed by a Crossrail truck Evening Standard

Mainline/Overground

Person killed by train in Sydenham News Shopper

TfL) has agreed to appoint LOROL, the London Overground train operator, on an interim basis to run local services out of Liverpool Street Station to north east London and improve standards for passengers. Press Release

Plans for steam trains to run around the London Overground next year IanVisits

DLR

Transport for London is expected to select an operator for the Docklands Light Railway next week. Transport Xtra

Miscellaneous

In which I think the writer for the Daily Express needs to get a life… Daily Express

The animals of Waterloo Station. Black Cab London

Sacre BLEURGH: Google thinks London’s Victoria station is on the PARIS Metro The Register

The Sincura Group, which organised a controversial exhibition of Banksy murals, is in talks to convert a disused London Underground station into the world’s first street art museum. The Art Newspaper

The police have been accused of a breach of academic liberty after an Oxford academic was arrested for breaking into a disused railway tunnels for his PhD research. Oxford Student

Transport for London are very clear that they didn’t foresee the added value that the Transport API is bringing to them now. Programmableweb

The amount of money lying unused on prepay Oyster cards has soared to almost £60 million over the last year. Evening Standard

The image above is from: Jubilee Line tunnels under Big Ben

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #51
  1. Tommy says:

    Tube traffic rises by a third to 1.3 Bn . Massive numbers. Amazing the underground keeps going.

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