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

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London Underground

Boris Johnson has rejected calls for Bermondsey tube station to be included in Zone 1 any time soon. Southwark News (£)

Labour MPs have attacked Boris Johnson over planned Bakerloo line extensions to South East London. LBC

Tube bosses dismiss claims that majority of station staff face axe MayorWatch

Tube chaos as King’s Cross shut after ‘loose concrete’ found in the roof London24

London Underground boss confirmed to be stepping down ITV

Crossrail

THE GALLERY | Crossrail TBM starts complex tunnel drive NCE

Mainline/Overground

Six employees of South West trains jailed for ticketing fraud LBC

Rail commuters hit by 200,000 cancellations Evening Standard

The first official Big Issue vendor pitch inside a UK railway station has been unveiled at Euston Station The Big Issue

Balfour Beatty fined £350k for Thameslink electrocution Construction Index

Miscellaneous

Northern Line Carriage Becomes a Club for the Night Londonist

Designer Steve Lovell has spent more than a year creating a London Uunderground style map of pubs across the Wakefield district. Wakefield Express

Plans to develop London Underground’s historic Grade I listed headquarters in central London have been revealed. BBC News

Eley Kishimoto graffiti at Brixton tube station Creative Review

Watch a man race the Circle line and win Independent <– And the online game usvsth3m

Petition to include Surrey stations in London’s Zone 6 attracts 1,000 signatures GetSurrey

Fancy a luxury meal in a London Underground train? IanVisits

Someone wont be using using a contactless card on the tube Diamond Geezer

The image above is from May 2012: Steam Trains return to the Epping Ongar Railway

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One comment
  1. LadyBracknell says:

    Contactless and Diamond Geezer. I normally enjoy Diamond Geezer’s blogs, but I he is on the wrong track with his comments on contactless. Why on earth, given that you have season tickets already bought and paid for, would you even think about using a contactless card to pay for travel? I am surprised that Diamond Geezer’s re-issued bank card did not include the contactless symbol. If he really wants this function, he can always ask his bank to give him a new card.

    As far as I am concerned, the missing ticketing option is the ANNUAL off-peak travel card. As I no longer work, I have the luxury of travelling between the rush hours and would welcome a yearly travel card.

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