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

The Museum of London’s model tube trains

The Museum of London’s model tube trains

London Underground

The costs of entering and leaving a tube station without catching a train Diamond Geezer

‘Stores will close’ if Tube station entrance is closed during upgrade work, warn traders Islington Tribune

Temperature readings taken in the height of summer reveal Marble Arch on the Central Line to be the hottest, hitting an average temperature of over 30C last August. Standard

Six tower blocks planned for Harrow-on-the-Hill station branded TfL’s own ‘Trump Towers’ GetWestLondon

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

TfL Rules Out Crossrail 2 Station at Imperial Wharf Neighbournet

Photos from Crossrail’s Liverpool Street station IanVisits

Crossrail 2 will hit affordable housing in Chelsea, claim campaigners Standard

Transport for London adds £34m to Crossrail 2 budget ConstructionNews

Why is the Elizabeth line not on the tube map? IanVisits

The life of an apprentice on Crossrail RailStaff

Mainline/Overground

Explosion caused fire on railway tracks in Hounslow – and it may have been deliberate GetWestLondon

Hundreds of people were cleared from a south-east London station after a billboard caught fire on the platform. Standard

Mayor of London backs rail boost that would slash journey times between Cambridge and the capital Cambridge News

Sadiq Khan is urgently trying to take over Southern Rail services WS County Times but faces concerns about whether he can improve anything MayorWatch

Norwich to London rail line to close for eight weekends this autumn to solve “heat related” speed restrictions Eastern Daily Press

Contractors have worked quickly to complete repairs of a collapsed sewer in South London and reinstate rail track ballast above Construction Index

Electric train tested at 125mph on Great Western line Gazette & Herald

London train stations descend into travel chaos as heat damaged tracks causes delays AOL

Miscellaneous

MP Claire Perry has quit as Rail Minister just days after admitting she was ‘often ashamed’ amid the fiasco over Southern Rail. LBC

The hunt is on to find a thug who pushed a worker at Willesden Junction train station to the floor and punched him four times in his face. Kilburn Times

Bicycles are being stored in disabled toilets on some of Eurostar’s international services to and from France, BBC News

TfL annoyed a lot of people with this air con tweet Metro

Dubai royalty share family photos of casual Tube ride in London Telegraph

Typos a plenty in the tube’s new art pages Diamond Geezer

Villagers have raised £2,600 to restore a gravestone for two local men killed in an 1898 railway accident. BBC News

And finally, man finally reaches his goal weight after travelling six stops on Central Line News Thump

The image above is from June 2015: The Museum of London’s model tube trains

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #158
  1. Josh says:

    That model is ridiculous. That platform tunnel is huge.