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

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London Underground

Should Bexley the ‘forgotten borough of London for transport’ join the Underground? News Shopper

Crossrail

UK companies gain just 27% of Crossrail contracts Lords of the Blog

Redbridge Transport Action Group takes campaign for step-free Crossrail access to Ilford streets Ilford Recorder

Government launches study into potential Crossrail extension to Hertfordshire DfT

A crucial planning application which will determine the future look of Ealing Broadway station is due to be heard on Wednesday Ealing Today

Crossrail facing two safety inquiries after falling concrete kills worker The Guardian

Delaying Crossrail 2 would strangle London – and the private sector can help pay for it City AM

Mainline/Overground

Step-free access opened to public at Ewell East station Local Guardian

The rail industry has begun a review into using driverless technology to bring automated trains to Britain’s railways. Financial Times

Borough MPs call for HS2 Heathrow Spur plan to be scrapped Hillingdon Times

‘Norbiton gap’ at train station to be fixed by early 2016, South West Trains says This is Local London

HS2 threat to GP centre ‘would cost UK thousands of doctors’ Camden New Journal

Waitrose will open its first railway-based store at London King’s Cross station, creating up to 60 new jobs. Bakery Info

Miscellaneous

Unmasked at last: the City high-flyer who dodged £43,000 in train fares The Telegraph

ESPN FC and TfL World Cup campaign messages shown on 76.3m journeys The Drum

TV show about London Underground’s flood barriers IanVisits

Burton and Swadlincote get a London underground tube-style map Burton Mail

British urbanist Sir Peter Hall has died Construction Week

Wearing sunglasses and a large-brimmed sun hat, London Underground’s head of train systems engineering is standing in the rain in a Leicestershire field. Rail Engineer

Excited Doctor Who fan decorates London Underground sign Radio Times

Why building in the world’s most popular city is so difficult and expensive The Economist

The image above is from October 2008: The Dollis Brook Viaduct

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One comment
  1. Martin Buckland says:

    Congratulations on a fascinating, well researched article on the bombing of the Thames tunnels in the Charing Cross area, which are probably unknown by 99% of railway enthusiasts. (Though no doubt someone will contest that figure!)

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