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

The Aldwych Tube Station Blitz Experience

The Aldwych Tube Station Blitz Experience

London Underground

Commuters and residents have slammed “mad” proposals to potentially build hundreds of homes on Underground station car parks. Local Guardian

Realistic Simulation Supports Expansion Of The London Underground EDS Technologies

More than 20 people were trapped in a packed Tube station lift for an hour and a half on Sunday night after the emergency door failed to open. Standard

Workers on the London Underground are to be balloted on strike action amid a row over job cuts. BBC News

Building firms revealed for £430m London Tube upgrade Construction Enquirer

Facelift for East Putney tube station Neighbournet

London Underground seeks better track design to support Night Tube Railway Gazette

TfL is offering a contract to install real-time passenger information systems on the Bakerloo and Central line trains. RTM

Exterion to launch ultra-HD screens and new escalator ad formats across TfL stations Campaign

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Mega-project manifesto holds up Crossrail as beacon of best practice Construction Index

The British photographer Simon Norfolk, on commission for National Geographic Magazine, went 40 meters beneath the streets of London to photograph Crossrail. BJP

The BBC has filmed tunnels lined with tracks in Europe’s biggest engineering project. BBC News

Construction workers on Crossrail are being subjected to “appalling” and “inadequate” working conditions by contractor ATC, according to union UCATT. Construction


Passengers evacuated at Purley station after train crashes into pheasant Croydon Advertiser

Trains will not run between Chessington South and Malden Manor for nearly a month next year as Network Rail extends suburban line platforms. Local Guardian

A commuter train carrying about 2,000 passengers exceeded a speed limit by 70mph, according to an official report. The Guardian

RMT makes official complaint over Southern rail tweet BBC News and the strike is going ahead CityAM

Sadiq Khan has said he believes the “right solution” for the High Speed 2 redevelopment of Euston station has yet to be found. Standard

Timelapse footage captured by Network Rail shows the progress made in just one month as the rebuilding of London Bridge station moves into its final phase. Press Release

A direct rail link between Watford and St Albans could be ripped up and converted into a concrete “busway”, in what campaigners have labelled a “disastrous” move. St Albans Review

Costain is on track for another major railway station redevelopment job, this time at Gatwick Airport. Construction Enquirer


New figures suggest railway stations are becoming huge hot-spots for jewellery, with Network Rail citing sales as a major factor in soaring retail growth at its stations. Professional Jeweller

There could be a new heritage railway built in South-East London, if plans by the Crossness steam pumping station are realised. IanVisits

Mr Grayling is wrong about the Brexit dividend to station platforms Barrister Blogger

Terrified commuters caused mayhem in a carriage after a tarantula was set loose on the London Underground as a prank. Get West London

Meet the team restoring a London Underground signal box IanVisits

And finally, I just took the Google Train to Weirdsville TechRadar

The image above is from Sept 2010: The Aldwych Tube Station Blitz Experience


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