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

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London Underground

Police are hunting a man who jumped a ticket barrier at London Bridge underground station and floored an employee with a single punch. Telegraph

Virgin Media announced that it has switched on Wi-Fi in six more London Underground stations, taking it to the 150 mark. The Inquirer

MPs back petition calling for lifts at Newbury Park tube station Ilford Recorder

London Underground launches new uniform from Wayne Hemingway The Guardian

London Underground visualises Victoria Line to detect signal failure, will extend to entire network ComputerWorld

Mainline/Overground

Politicians unite to demand Camden residents hit by HS2 are given ‘fairer’ compensation Ham & High

A £476m upgrade plan for rail services on the Norwich-to-London line is being considered by the chancellor. BBC News

Network Rail has been told to go back to the drawing board over plans to replace a 130-year-old footbridge with a new one, without access for wheelchairs or baby buggies. Camden New Journal

C2C expands ITSO smart card ticketing Railway Gazette

Miscellaneous

How many hours do you waste on the Tube? Millions every month… CityAM

Crowdcube takes over Bank Tube station with investor growth ad campaign Western Morning News

Oyster card users are paying up to £107 more to travel each week on London’s transport network compared with contactless card users, BBC News

Fitch affirms TfL’s debt rating at ‘AA’ with a stable outlook. Affects £7.9 billion of debt owed by TfL. Reuters

LU announces 100 new apprenticeship posts for 2015 MayorWatch

At just 26 days, London Underground’s shortest lived tube station IanVisits

Sir Nigel Gresley statue planned for King’s Cross Scotsman

Pub to open with a bar made from railway sleepers Big Hospitality

The image above is from December 2012: How the world’s first underground (passenger) railway was built

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One comment
  1. Greg says:

    The link for Crowdcube takes over… is not working, there’s an “h” missing

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