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


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Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from Archway station after ‘smoke’ was seen billowing out of the tunnel. Islington Gazette

Lanes solves rain drain problem at heritage Tube station British Builder

Almost everyone who has been on a London Underground train will have seen products drawn up and manufactured in Radan by sheetmetal subcontractor Sweetnam & Bradley. Mcadcafe

Tesco Click+Collect service launches at Hounslow West tube station Get West London

Giant Grey Goose vodka ad spans the walls at Bank Tube station Grocer

New Victoria Station — An Exclusive Look Behind The Hoardings Londonist


The Turner Prize winning artists Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright have been chosen to create art for the flagship Crossrail, Tottenham Court Road station. Artlyst

Photos from Crossrail’s huge Stockley flyover IanVisits

Bennetts Associates has submitted a planning application for its Hayes & Harlington Crossrail station scheme in west London Architects Journal


Govia Thameslink issues apology after disgruntled passengers launch petition Borehamwood Times

Abellio Greater Anglia has announced a further £1.5m investment after “fully recognising customers want better performance”. Herts & Essex Observer

Rail workers tuck into some festive cheer: Chips rather than turkey ITN

Early Christmas present for Ewell West train station: Funding promised to improve access Local Guardian

After six years of planning, work has started on rebuilding Bicester Town Station as part of the new £130m railway link to London. Oxford Times


A London Tube Dream Ride, In The Driver’s Cab NPR

Charles Yerkes: Conquistador of Metroland The Economist

A history of Pubs on the London Underground IanVisits

Police search for woman in ‘unprovoked homophobic tirade’ on London Underground Pink News

Transport for London CIO Steve Townsend answers a Q&A on the CIO role & security CIO

The Christmas Nativity, in the form of tube stations. Diamond Geezer

The image above is from Feb 2014: How a tube station gets its fresh air though an old toilet


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