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

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London Underground

London’s long-awaited Night Tube service has moved a step closer after union members accepted a pay deal. Independent

A London Underground supervisor has retired after 35 years of service. Local Guardian

Services on part of the London Underground District Line were suspended for several hours after a train derailed near Ealing Broadway. BBC News

South Harrow Station partly closed for second day after platform damage Local London

Crossrail

Chelsea Crossrail 2 supporters say huge increase in passenger numbers proves station is needed GetWestLondon

From dealing with Boris and the Queen to finding yet another colour, TfL marketing director Chris Macleod reflects on the rebranding of Crossrail to the Elizabeth line. MarketingMachine

Funding will be needed from business as well as the government if railway projects such as Crossrail 2 are to succeed, the chair of Network Rail has said. RTM

The Office of Rail and Road is consulting on Heathrow Airport’s proposed charging framework for the Heathrow Airport-Great Western Main Line link when Crossrail trains begin using it. Rail Magazine

Crossrail 2 ‘could be named after Henry VIII’ claims county councillor GetSurrey

Mainline/Overground

A rail group has called for an ‘express’ bus service after TfL laid out plans for Overground replacement routes. B&D Post

All Heathrow Express rolling stock has been taken out of service after engineers found a structural fault on one of its trains. BBC News

Disused Waterloo Eurostar terminal to become a shopping centre SE1

Commuters using Southeastern trains are facing “meltdown” from constantly delayed services, MPs have been told. BBC News

TfL are investigating the re-opening of Camberwell station, exactly a century after it last served passengers Southwark News

Miscellaneous

Commuters were left with standing room only after a cyclist propped up their bicycle in a priority seat in the evening rush hour. Standard

Tower block ‘collapses into underground station’ in Europe’s biggest disaster training exercise Telegraph

And finally, look out for tube map branded spectacles OpticianOnline

The image above is from March 2013: Blue Plaque Unveiled for Tube Map Pioneer

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One comment
  1. Martin Popplewell says:

    Interesting and informative as ever. Thanks for all your hard work collating this stuff for us transport nerds.

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