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

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London Underground

Night Tube ‘delayed until next year’ Evening Standard

Owls arrive on the London Underground Diamond Geezer

Caledonian Road Tube station to close until summer Press Release

London Underground Sub Surface Re-Signalling Rail Engineer

Crossrail

The new Crossrail 2 train link could be diverted through Balham, instead of Tooting Broadway, according to a Wandsworth councillor. Local Guardian

Video: Crossrail: Inside Europe’s most ambitious engineering project CNN

Construction of Crossrail station at Abbey Wood underway IanVisits

Railway lineside residents between West Drayton and Langley warned over extra night-time Crossrail work noise this weekend Slough Observer

Mainline/Overground

TfL wants to introduce two more London Overground trains per hour between Dalston Junction and Crystal Palace from 2018 and an extra two trains per hour to Clapham Junction from 2019. South London Press

Eurostar cycling rules: passengers will be made to dismantle their bicycles Evening Standard

Hertsmere MP has called for drastic improvements to the Thameslink service. Watford Observer

Rail company c2c under fire for new timetable with fewer fast trains Echo

Miscellaneous

Tube fare dodgers are costing Londoners over £61m a year, new figures have revealed. LLB

Scottish homecoming for Eduardo Paolozzi’s famous London Underground artwork as experts put it back together The Herald

Isle of Wight Council has enlisted the help of a rail expert to help it secure the future of the Island Line service. BBC

75th Anniversary of the Balham Tube Disaster IanVisits & Mayor attends ceremony in memory of Balham Station war dead Press Release

Web Analytics – Over 100m visits to the TfL website in September TfL Blog

New Transport for London chief optimistic despite threat of cuts The Guardian

And finally, Rail operators and supermarkets are reporting a surge in the amount of wine they sell on board and at station outlets, as stressed commuters take to rounding off their working week with a relaxing glass Telegraph

The image above is from Aug 2011: A Grand Day Out – Taking the Boris Bikes to Paris

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