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


London Underground

The challenge to make London’s Victorian Tube network accessible BBC News

Oxford Circus Station Closed By Anti-ISIS Protest LBC

Bank card fraudsters fall for police trap at King’s Cross Tube station Ham & High

Staff on London Underground to stage 48-hour strike BBC News <– and cancelled LBC

Day two of escalator chaos at Brixton Tube as woman falls and ‘breaks ankle’ Evening Standard

London Underground shows off a new tube train concept IanVisits


Video – A look at London’s new Crossrail project CNN

Next phase of Crossrail work begins at Maidenhead Railway Station Maidenhead Advertiser

Temporary Crossrail bridge put in place in Iver Get Bucks

A variety of innovative methods have been used to build a major structure on Crossrail’s surface running section west of London. NCE (Google Cache)

In Pictures: Crossrail Site Webcams London Reconnections


First Great Western set to get five-year contract extension BBC News <–  Although massive delays out of Paddington won’t help London24

Councillor uncomfortable with Twickenham station seat removal Local Times

Those bereaved by the Paddington train crash have marked the 15th anniversary of the disaster with a ceremony. BBC News

Timelapse video of London Bridge station demolition works IanVisits


The Railway Children returns to London in an apt new venue What’s On Stage

A tube passenger who tried to stop a woman from being harassed by a group of young men was badly beaten in a vicious bottle attack by the gang. ITV

The image above is from April 2010: First Day of the East London Line

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #70
  1. LadyBracknell says:

    I was on that first train and can’t quite believe that it has been four years since the extended East London line was re-opened. The line seemed to have been closed forever and I really missed the short hop from my then home in St John’s to Surrey Quays or Canary Wharf.

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