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

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London Underground

A disabled man will attempt to visit every Tube station in one day in order to highlight accessibility problems on the London Underground. Evening Standard

Northern line extension green light for spring start Construction Enquirer

Campaigners fighting to get a Tube line extension built through their neighbourhood have set up a petition. South London Press

Brixton Commuters urged to use Stockwell Tube Station instead as escalator works expected to last until end of November Brixton Blog

Crossrail

George Osborne: ‘I ignored advice to axe Crossrail’ Evening Standard

The Crossrail project is helping to foster the usage of BIM by other major infrastructure projects in the country. Sourceable

Mainline/Overground

A renewed row into the slow progress of the improvement work at Putney Station has blown up. PutneySW15

The wait is over – Elstree and Borehamwood station lifts officially open Borehamwood Times

Giant poppies attached to First Great Western trains for Armistice Day Get West London

A station underpass used daily by hundreds of commuters has become a human toilet, it is claimed. Local Guardian

Eurostar orders seven more e320s Railway Gazette

DLR

Poplar woman dies after being hit by DLR train Wharf

Miscellaneous

The armed forces lined a platform at King’s Cross to welcome the arrival of a centenary train as a tribute to the thousands of people who lost their lives in the First World War.  Camden New Journal

Transport for London builds customer profiles using RFID data analytics Computer Weekly

A new record for the highest number of London bus and Tube passenger journeys taken in a week has been set. BBC News

Tube controller admits turning up for work drunk after 13-hour birthday party binge Evening Standard

Police hunt man after ‘disturbing’ sexual assault in station toilet Haringay Independent

Hunt to find fare evader who attacked Tube worker at Park Royal station Kilburn Times

A man has been jailed and banned from parts of the tube network after attacking a woman twice on the underground network. LBC

Woman dies after being hit by train at Swiss Cottage tube station Ham&High

Fares 2015 and the Continuing Social Evolution London Reconnections

Sheffield-based Mechan has refurbished two accommodation bogies, believed to date from the 1920s, for London Underground’s Acton Depot. Transport Rail

Disaster At Barbican: The Tube’s First Tragedy Londonist

The image above is from June 2014: Haynes publishes an Owners Manual for the London Underground

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3 comments on “London’s weekly railway news #75
  1. Marc says:

    Thanks Ian, I really appreciate this weekly round up.

  2. Greg says:

    The subway between Hammersmith Broadway and Fulham Palace Road looks like a toilet every day too.

  3. David says:

    Hello Ian, i would just like to extend my gratitude and thank you for including news from our website.
    Many thanks
    David.