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

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London Underground

TfL to review Waterloo and London Bridge tube station ticket office closure plans SE1

Lewisham Labour politicians have accused Bromley Council of being “narrow-minded nimbys” over opposition to a Bakerloo Line extension. NewsShopper

TfL is turning property mogul after identifying 50 locations it will develop into properties for homes and retail over the next decade. CityAM

EIB agrees £480m loan for London Underground extension Railway Gazette

Crossrail

Has Crossrail work revealed a long hidden river? From the Murky Depths

Crossrail submits plans for improved West Drayton station Get West London

Crossrail has taken on thousands of unemployed people and even created a special academy to train them – but who wants a job that takes you underground? BBC

If London wants Crossrail 2, the Treasury will need to stump up a lot more cash City Metric

Mainline/Overground

Southeastern describe rail performance as good despite hundreds of complaints NewsShopper

Flooding in Farringdon causes chaos on Thameslink line London24 <– And a video Vine

Know When To Run: The Story Behind The Xmas Kings Cross Problems London Reconnections

Widespread commuter travel delays and chaos on Monday were caused by a “server crash” which meant that information to display screens was not being updated. ITV

DLR

DLR 48-hour strike suspended after last minute breakthrough CityAM

Miscellaneous

Tube worker stabbed in the face at Lancaster Gate tube station WestEndExtra

Meet Britain’s longest train – the ballast cleaner BBC News

Staged photos of a polar bear at a disused tube station with headlines claiming that commuters were shocked (to be in a disused tube station presumably) Daily Star & Mirror

Layout maps of Kings Cross tube station IanVisits

Railway stations by how many letters are in their name DiamondGeezer

The image above is from Sept 2014: New tunnel opens at King’s Cross station

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One comment
  1. Peter Jones says:

    Really enjoy your weekly roundup, well done and keep it up!!!

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