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

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London Underground

A disabled Tube passenger told how she was “trapped” underground – only to be told off by the driver when she pulled the emergency lever for help. Evening Standard

London Underground ticket office closures now underway Mayor Watch

TfL demolishes £100,000 Eduardo Paolozzi mosaic arches at Tottenham Court Station ArtLyst

The 100th anniversary of the Bakerloo Line extension IanVisits

Crossrail

Berkeley Group has withdrawn plans to knock down a grade II-listed building in Woolwich to make way for a taxi rank and cycle parking for a new Crossrail station. AJ

Danny Alexander given a tour of Crossrail Canary Wharf Wharf

Crossrail’s designs are cheap, cheerless and potentially vandalous AJ (Google Cache)

Crossrail engineer wins EU-funded App contest Construction Manager

Brentwood and Shenfield Crossrail work set to start at weekend Brentwood Gazette

Crossrail has stated hiring train drivers Job Advert

Mainline/Overground

Flooding which caused days of misery for Thameslink commuters blamed on blocked drains ITV

Hopes are rising that an extension to the new East Croydon rail bridge down to Cherry Orchard Road will be built. Croydon Advertiser

Mass evictions expected as Network Rail to redevelop ‘every arch along Atlantic Road and Brixton Station Road’ Brixton Buzz

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has been singled out in a passenger survey for operating among the worst trains, providing the worst toilet facilities and operating some of the least punctual services. St Albans Review

Designs for a new £14m railway station in Thanet with links to London’s Stratford International have been unveiled. BBC News

Miscellaneous

Robbed, heckled and cheered: why I’ll miss busking at Tottenham Court Road station The Guardian

Gensler has come up with an award-winning plan to convert disused London Underground routes into subterranean cycleways and pedestrian routes. Evening Standard

With 30 million “customer and user contacts” a day, Chris Macleod, TfL’s marketing director, wants to “surprise, delight and innovate” but knows the basics come first. Marketing Magazine

99 years of the Johnston typeface Design Week

How paving over London’s rail routes could end the miserable commuter squeeze CityAM <– Looked at and rejected back in the 1980s London Reconnections

Everything you know about British train fares is wrong City Metric

…and finally, this is how they deal with snow on the tracks in Canada. YouTube

The image above is from Jan 2010: Steam Train in the Snow

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