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

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London Underground

Bakerloo line extension southwards announced – again IanVisits

The RMT is consulting its reps for a two-day strike on 14 and 15 October. Socialist Worker

Mayor announces new £75m fund to install lifts at Tube stations MayorWatch

Chaos on Central Line platforms as police are called to deal with ‘unsafe’ overcrowding Evening Standard

Crossrail

All London Crossrail Stations To Have Step-Free Access LBC

Mainline/Overground

Coulsdon residents unite to fight changes to train services Croydon Advertiser

Norwood Junction station could be renamed South Norwood under Croydon Council plans. Croydon Advertiser

Passengers evacuated from Heathrow Express train IanVisits

DLR

A cross river DLR service linking Newham with Thamesmead and Abbey Wood has been proposed by Greenwich Council. Wharf

Miscellaneous

A burglar who spent 17 hours in a tree overhanging train lines in Charlton while trying to evade police has been jailed of 18 months after causing travel chaos for thousands of passengers. London24

Epping Ongar railway defaced by vandals Local Guardian

Army of angry Spartans startle commuters on the Tube in central London Evening Standard

TfL has played down reports that London’s ‘ghost’ underground stations are set to be transformed into tourist attractions or even hotels.  Hotel Owner

The history of Blake Hall tube station. Diamond Geezer

20th anniversary of the closure of Aldwych tube station IanVisits

The image above is from December 2013: Plans for a roller-coaster monorail under the streets of London

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