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

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London Underground

Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock has joined a campaign against plans which could close Tufnell Park Tube station for up to seven months while lifts are refurbished. Islington Tribune

Amazon Lockers to launch at London Underground stations Retail Focus

TfL says eight days of planned strike action by power workers on London Underground will have no impact on passengers. LBC

Balfour Beatty has been appointed to two new frameworks by London Underground which will deliver a £250 million power upgrade across the entire tube network. Builder

Crossrail

Crossrail have confirmed that Hanwell station is set to see at least four trains per hour during peak travel times. Ealing Today

Mainline/Overground

National Express to retain c2c rail services Telegraph

Stagecoach hopes to increase the number of passengers able to travel from Waterloo by 30 per cent by reopening the former Eurostar platforms. Independent

Action station as artwork is unveiled on railway bridge Enfield Advertiser

RMT vowed yesterday to fight off job cuts expected to be imposed by the new Thameslink franchise owner. Morning Star

Miscellaneous

Punched and kicked – for bumping into someone on the Tube London24

YouTube Clip Of Woman Biting Man On London Tube Triggers Police Investigation HuffPo

Two years after Bankside hosted the House of Switzerland during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, a Swiss Railway Clock has been installed in Borough Market as gift to the people of Southwark. SE1

Driverless trains and robotic repairs are future of rail, says report The IET

Over 40% of rail commuters have not read the Metro or the Evening Standard in the past 12 months. The Drum

LU trains seen in the East Midlands. The Rail Engineer

The image above is from Feb 2014: New tube station for Regent Street

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #55
  1. Anonymous says:

    I see that route 8 is the latest to go over to the new ‘Routemaster’, but that the platform doors remain shut between stops. Come on Boris, sort this out as it negates the whole idea of being able to hop on and off between stops which given how far apart some of them are, can only be a good thing.