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

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London Underground

Tube bosses today apologised after huge overcrowding on the Victoria line forced one of its busiest stations to be temporarily closed during the morning rush hour. Standard

Rush-hour Tube commuters refused to get off a faulty train at Plaistow station despite announcements urging them to do so, causing a queue of trains. BBC News

London’s Underground is going green for St Patrick’s Day celebrations Irish Post

RMT is to ballot Piccadilly line drivers for a strike over what they claim is a ‘comprehensive breakdown’ in industrial relations GetWestLondon

Eyewitness: Tottenham Court Road tube in London The Guardian

Crossrail

Concerned traders and homeowners fear destruction of Dalston Victorian street in Crossrail 2 scheme Hackney Gazette

Green Party London mayor candidate wants Crossrail 100% powered by renewables SolarPowerPortal

Taking a look at Crossrail’s terminus at Abbey Wood IanVisits

Mainline/Overground

South West Trains passengers can now pay for their parking using their phone at all station car parks. Neighbournet

TfL takeover of London rail could be ‘Crossrail 3’ – Lord Adonis RTM

Traders under the Brixton railway arches have been told they have six months to vacate their shops. South London Press

A NEW study has been commissioned to look into improving train travel between London and Cornwall, including services through south Somerset. Western Gazette

A man has lost his compensation against Southern Rail after he took them to court over delays and overcrowding. Metro

Miscellaneous

A mother today claimed she was refused help with a pushchair by a TfL employee who told her: “I’m not paid for this.” Standard

Tube bosses slam prankster who slid down escalators ITV

A briefing event for suppliers to find out more about contract opportunities on high speed rail project HS2 and Crossrail was attended by around 200 Tees firms. GazetteLive

Extreme collaboration! London Underground and Network Rail working together RailEngineer

Ffestiniog Railway team steam into King’s Cross with historic locomotive DailyPost

And finally, how Crossrail is causing a “desperate shortage of classic country houses for sale within easy reach of London” CountryLife

The image above is from Nov 2015: Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #138
  1. Philip willcocks says:

    Speaking with the Station Manager st Stratford yesterday, he mentioned upgrades to platform 6, central line east and TFL rail.
    Upgrades would generally be de cluttering by moving ticket machine and removal of control office.
    Changing where on the platform the current TFL service stops.
    Getting ready for Crossrail.
    Possible addition of escalators.

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