A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…
One Year Old!
Happy 1st anniversary to this weekly roundup of railway news in London. I started it a year ago as I see a lot of news, and thought it might be an idea to collect it into one place.
It’s not intended to be the definitive list of everything, otherwise it will be packed full of transport delay warnings, but an overview of what is going on in railway-land.
Now that I have been doing it for a year, time to pause and reflect a bit.
It takes time to compile, and like most of these things, longer than originally expected.
Does it work for you? Should I add buses/roads to the mix — turning it into a general London transportation roundup, or should I stick to rail only? Anything else that you like, or loathe that could be changed?
Sainsbury’s is following Tesco, Asda and Waitrose by launching a click & collect groceries service from seven London underground stations. The Grocer
Jubilee Line maintenance workers balloted for strike action Wharf
Teenager arrested after reports he ‘assaulted paramedic at south London Tube station’ Evening Standard
London Underground says it has decided not to extend its running hours after England’s opening World Cup match against Italy this weekend. LBC
The company behind coffee shops, food stores and restaurants at airports and train stations is hoping to cash in on TfL’s plans to install retailers in soon-to-be empty ticket offices at Tube stations. Evening Standard
How to stop pick-pocketing on the London Underground The Guardian
Crossrail 2 could lose both its Chelsea and Hackney Stations IanVisits
Crossrail gets a baby Tunnel Boring Machine IanVisits
A two-mile railway tunnel under the Thames, will be unveiled by the Chancellor. ITN <– I had no idea that Crossrail was reusing the old Brunel tunnel!
Work is about to begin on a project to raise the height of platform 4 at Elephant & Castle railway station. SE1
The first overground train has been sent for its 5th car upgrade London Reconnections
A group of Underground geeks have become the first to beat the world record for visiting all Tube stations in London AND New York in the fastest time possible. London24
A gang who police say has caused damage put at £109,000 to ticket machines at railway stations in London and Hertfordshire is being sought. BBC News
Cleaners at London’s St Pancras International railway station started a ballot on strike action over attacks on their jobs, pay and working conditions. Morning Star
Tickets on sale today for steam train trips in the London Underground IanVisits
More than 300 Transport for London staff now earning over £100,000 CityAM
JCDecaux and TfL are revamping the outdoor media sites Old Street roundabout in London revamped with four digital screens from October. MediaWeek
Get Your Animals On The Underground Stationery Londonist
The image above is from March 2013: Take a ride on one of London’s Miniature Steam Trains