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


London Underground

Tube passengers left ‘screaming in terror’ as window ‘explodes’ on Piccadilly Line Evening Standard <– Or maybe they didn’t. Independent

Troubled Tufnell Park shopkeepers fear their businesses could collapse if a plan to shut the Tube station goes ahead. Islington Gazette

Summer Tube delays fall by 20%, according to TfL BBC News

The New Tube For London: The Driverless Train With a Driver London Reconnections

Man dies after collision with tube train at Archway Camden New Journal

Tube trains every 100 seconds with Jubilee line upgrade IanVisits


The man who’s setting the Crossrail style: Julian Robinson Evening Standard

A 1.3km long concrete pumping operation carried out by specialist sub-contractor Kelly Formwork on the Crossrail C310 project tunnel is being claimed as a new British record. NCE


Southeastern blame criminal damage for Bickley station waiting room and toilets closure NewsShopper

Enfield council is lobbying Boris Johnson for funding to improve the aspect of six railway stations in the borough. Enfield Advertiser

Southeastern hopes to stamp out vandalism at Bexleyheath station News Shopper

Heathrow Express, the world’s most expensive railway, is cutting prices for the first time. Travel Weekly

Young woman stuck on empty train for five hours after falling asleep on way home Evening Standard


130th anniversary of the closure of Tower of London tube station IanVisits

Two men have been stabbed while travelling on a Tube train in north-west London. BBC

The RMT has hit out at the ‘disgusting and dangerous practice’ of trains dumping waste onto railway lines after a tomato plant was seen growing on the tracks. London24

An American author has published a book of children’s stories including a tale inspired by Elephant & Castle tube station. SE1

A three year old collapsed and died of a suspected sudden cardiac arrest in front of commuters at London Bridge station. LBC

Irish heartthrob Niall decided to ditch private transport and brave the London Underground Reveal <– How courageous of him.

A London Undergound-style map showing cycling routes in Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot aims to boost tourism in the area Wales Online

Charity fundraisers at rail stations will face new regulations to tackle fraudulent collections Civil Society

The image above is from July 2010: London Underground’s “secret” tube station


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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #71
  1. Samuel says:

    The Piccadilly window i can confirm was dealt with as you’d expect. A glance at the other 5 people in the carriage, a kinda half smile and then back to reading.

    There was a brief yell but no one really cared