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

Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels

Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels

London Underground

Mayor quizzed on safety around Redbridge stations ahead of Night Tube launch Illford Recorder

Lambeth North Tube Station now shut till February 2017 SE1

New hope for campaigners fighting for disabled access at Newbury Park tube station Local Guardian

Southwark Council has announced the start of a major consultation for the Old Kent Road regeneration plans, including plans to open two new Tube stations and revitalise the old Grand Surrey Canal. Southwark News

A “Transformer” for maintaining tube trains used by London Underground MRO

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Liverpool Street platforms on Crossrail line completed BBC News

The group which manages Oxford Street hopes to boost its annual sales by £1 billion two years after the Crossrail is completed. Retail Gazette

Siemens has won a contract worth almost £4 million to supply a Ventilation Control System (VCS) for Crossrail. WorksManagement

Mainline/Overground

Public art mosaic to brighten ‘unwelcoming’ railway bridges in Seven Sisters Road Islington Tribune

Meltdown Monday: How Southern’s problems run deeper than disputes London Reconnections

Extended platform at Tooting station brings longer trains to Sutton-Wimbledon Thameslink loop Local Guardian

‘Trespasser on tracks’ disrupts c2c trains through Barking station B&D Post

Shortlisting starts for £150m Barking rail extension Construction Enquirer

Southern rail services should be stripped of the franchise over the “unceasing misery” inflicted on passengers, the London mayor has demanded. The Guardian

Work to extend the platforms at Chertsey railway station will begin this weekend, allowing longer trains to call at the station. Get Surrey

Miscellaneous

The first indication of the level of cuts TfL is facing have been unveiled in a leaked internal letter, sent to the BBC. BBC News

Barnes could get its own garden bridge as ‘positive’ talks with Network Rail begin Local Times

Diving Into The Fleet: Jubilee Line Derailed, 1974-1979 London Reconnections

This pink light helps pregnant women find a seat on the tube The Memo

TfL signs £15m deal to license contactless ticketing technology V3

A weekend in September will see steam trains return to the Metropolitan line as part of Amersham’s heritage weekend. IanVisits

Trainspotting Live: Peter Snow on the joy of a very British pastime Telegraph

The least used station in… Greater London Diamond Geezer

Daily Mail describes traveling on the tube as “slumming it”. Daily Mail

And finally, a 40 minute documentary about the London Underground, in 1989 YouTube (look out for the old Angel tube station at 20 minutes)

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

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