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

New tube train for the London Underground goes on display

New tube train for the London Underground goes on display

London Underground

After someone kept bumping up against him at Oxford Circus Underground station, a man turned around – to receive a vicious headbutt. LBC

The Old Kent Road could have two tube stations by 2030 according to ‘Opportunity Area’ planning framework Southwark News

French artist Daniel Buren puts his signature stripes up in London’s rebuilt Tottenham Court Road Tube station. Wallpaper

Crossrail

London City Airport’s chief executive has hit out at TfL after being refused planning permission to build a £50m Crossrail station. Construction News

Crossrail 2 boss lays out difficulties of bringing new line to Tooting Broadway Local Guardian

Network Rail has unearthed some important pieces of railway heritage whilst building new tracks for the Crossrail project. Press Release

Heathrow Airport Ltd will not be allowed to recoup historical costs of constructing the Heathrow Spur from Crossrail Transport Briefing (£)

Mainline/Overground

Hundreds of Eurostar passengers were stranded overnight in Paris after a traveller tried to take a Second World War bomb onto a London-bound train. Standard

Southern Rail’s train conductor sickness claims ‘put workforce at risk of attack’ Croydon Advertiser

c2c trains unveil part-time season ticket that will save commuters over £135 Standard

Further details have been revealed about a plan to bring a fast-railway link between Windsor and London Windsor Observer

The journey to Heathrow Airport from Surrey could improve with plans to create a new rail link. Eagle Radio

Miscellaneous

Network Rail, who own most of London’s “heavy rail” track, have created this graphic showing where in London they are improving the rail network Mapping London

Alternative portraits of The Queen will appear on the London Underground ArtLyst

Leytonstone tube station knife attack ‘was revenge for Syria’ The Guardian

And finally, 400 limited edition tube maps will be hidden around the London Underground on Saturday — the 114th anniversary of Harry Beck’s birth. IanVisits

The image above is from October 2014: New tube train for the London Underground goes on display

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #152
  1. Victoria Line says:

    The Bakerloo extension is a waste of money and will take years to build. Surely, a much better, quicker and cheaper way to relieve congestion (if that is what the proposal is truly about) would be to re-open Old Kent Road and Camberwell stations. The London Overground already passes over the Old Kent Road and with the coming of Surrey Canal Road station, there will be much better inter-connection with other parts of the rail network.

    As for the regeneration, this will turn the area into a ‘dormitory’ with only high income workers and overseas investors being able to afford the prices. Go to Lewisham if you want to see the future. It’s not pretty.