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

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London Underground

Petition calling for step-free access at Croxley Station gathers more than 400 signatures Watford Observer

Stratford station incident: Tube bosses defend keeping station open Evening Standard

Tube passengers were stuck in a crowded lift for more than an hour as engineers and firefighters struggled to free commuters. Evening Standard

Brian Blessed to make tube station announcements IanVisits

Race for £350m London Underground civils framework Construction Enquirer

Crossrail

After being moved to make way for Crossrail scheme, Centre Point fountains find a new home West End Extra

New photos have been released by Crossrail showing the continued construction progress at Bond Street station. IanVisits

TfL unveils new consultation on revised Crossrail 2 plans MayorWatch

Works are starting at Farringdon station on 31 October and will last for 3 years, while the station is redeveloped to provide a direct connection for passengers to the new Crossrail station. Thameslink Notice

An innovative door sensing system is set to drastically reduce delays and increase safety on the London Underground Railway Technology

Mainline/Overground

The fastest trains from East Anglia to London will not stop at Ipswich when the much-vaunted “Norwich in 90” service starts next year, it has emerged. EADT

DLR

The DLR is expected to be at a complete standstill for 48 hours following a dispute between the rail operator and its staff. Wharf

Miscellaneous

That big rat on Facebook is not from the London Underground BBC

Peckham Coal Line gets 11th hour funding boost from Southwark Council, taking it closer to crowdfunding target CityAM

San Francisco gin bar opens with London Underground themed tiles decoration Hoodline

A raccoon photographed riding the Tube has been identified as a “mischievous” 15-week-old called Olivia. BBC

Art on the Underground is about to launch the new commission by British artist Benedict Drew. Artlyst

An eagle-eyed tube traveler spotted a woman on the London Underground staring off into the depths of VR space and posted the image today. It is, well, a new look. Inverse

And finally, ever counted how many minutes it takes to get from the ticket hall to the platform at your local tube station? Diamond Geezer

The image above is from August 2013: Decorate your kitchen as if it’s a tube station

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #122
  1. Ken says:

    Hi Ian,

    Many thanks for compiling these weekly treats.

    Something is up with the link to the East Anglian Daily Times story. They might have withdrawn it or changed the URL.

    Regards.

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