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


London Underground

Photos from inside Down Street disused tube station IanVisits

Victoria line: Severe delays on London underground because of person under the line Independent

Man saved by firefighters after falling on Colliers Wood station tube tracks Local Guardian

Alstom has completed the modernisation of London Underground’s Northern Line train fleet. Railway Gazette


TfL’s Crossrail chief says commuters will see difference after Greater Anglia takeover next month Romford Recorder

Cremated human bones in pot found in Crossrail dig suggest gruesome ritual Guardian

Crossrail’s final load of excavated material has now been shipped to Wallasea Island in Essex to create one of Europe’s largest nature reserves. Press Release


Footbridges don’t normally merit sufficient significance to be worthy of an article but this one is an exception. London Reconnections

Waterloo train delays: Commuter misery with services delayed up to 90 minutes during evening rush hour Evening Standard

Shepherd’s Bush Overground Station Gets £1.35 Million Upgrade ShephardsBushW12

The head of TfL has apologised for making “unjustified and excessive” comments about Southeastern trains. BBC News

London commuters fight each other to get on trains after ‘total meltdown’ at Clapham Junction Telegraph


DLR strike action could go ahead following ballot of RMT members Wharf


A petition has been started to put a duck on a statue. Gresley Duck

A number of children became “trapped” under a railway carriage after a miniature train ride in a Watford park derailed, eyewitnesses have said. BBC News

Network Rail bosses travelling on business spent £1.3million on UK flights in the last year because it was cheaper than taking the train. Evening Standard

TfL website – Analytics insight one year on TfL Blog

The controversial Protein World ‘beach body ready’ billboards have been banned from returning to the London Underground in their current form. DigitalSpy

One man’s mission to visit a pub near ALL 270 London Underground stations Local London

Carlsberg makes probably the best ad placement in the world The Guardian

Step change: Network Rail’s Neal Lawson talks platform safety Railway Technology

…and finally, Predicting traffic volumes and estimating the effects of shocks in massive transportation systems PNAS (click on the PDF tab to download the full report)

The image above is from April 2012: London’s Lost Suspension Railway at Kings Cross

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #98
  1. Peter Jones says:

    Great as usual, a weekly spot not to be missed

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