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

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London Underground

The Victoria line should be extended to reconnect Chingford with the rest of Waltham Forest, according to one campaigner. Local London

Tube workers’ leaders slammed plans by London Underground to employ amateur “ambassadors” to staff the network on New Year’s Eve. Morning Star

Boris Johnson has been accused deceiving the public over the closure of Tube ticket offices. Local London

Commuters have been greeted with a bizarre station announcement saying a stationary escalator had become a ‘staircase service’. ITV

Crossrail

Lorry size fears cause Crossrail work delays in Shenfield Brentwood Gazette

Crossrail developer slammed for plans to demolish listed building Architects Journal

Mainline/Overground

A second entrance to Hanwell Station has been opened to commuters for the first time in more than three decades. Get West London

Campaigners have lost their latest legal challenge to the first phase of the proposed HS2 high-speed rail line. BBC News

London could get a whole new rail terminal in Shoreditch CityMetric

Network Rail is to carry out its biggest ever Christmas holiday engineering programme this month. NCE

DLR

French firms starts operating Docklands Light Railway BBC News

Miscellaneous

The Medieval Tube Map Londonist

A man dressed in a chicken outfit appeared at an Essex railway station to protest over rail delays. AOL

Meet Glen, the man who trains our train drivers Basildon Recorder

Labour MP Diane Abbott has called for a four-year freeze in Tube, rail and bus fares for Londoners. Evening Standard

An innovative finance agreement was used to push forward plans for an extension to the London Underground’s Northern Line. Regen

ID fraud victim tells of four-year ordeal over Tube fines Evening Standard

The danger of ladies hatpins on the London Underground IanVisits

TfL’s Lost Property Office donates unclaimed children’s toys to charity Fundraising

The image above is from Nov 2013: A short video – Engineering the London Underground

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One comment
  1. Mike Pellatt says:

    A few of those articles lurk behind paywalls 🙁

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