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

Photographing the Wharncliffe Railway Viaduct

Photographing the Wharncliffe Railway Viaduct

London Underground

Commuters slam Central Line delays and ‘impossible’ crowds at South Woodford Illford Recorder <– headline photo is of Bank station though.

Plans for £65m upgrade at Paddington Station revealed Get West London

London’s most persistent American will not quit until Tube riders talk to each other WSJ

High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line IanVisits

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting calls for TfL to act on ‘unbearable overcrowding’ on the Central Line Illford Recorder

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Crossrail improvement works begin at Romford Station Romford Recorder

A digger pulled up an 11,000 volts power cable at Crossrail’s site at Connaught bridge plunging local offices into darkness for eight hours. Construction Enquirer

Silvertown residents regularly woken up at 4am by ‘horrific’ Crossrail train Newham Recorder

Mainline/Overground

Southern train cancelled ‘after passenger had coffee thrown over them’ Croydon Advertiser

Tottenham are asking to rename White Hart Lane station but could face a fee of up to £12 million from Transport for London, Squawka

Eurostar is to reduce the number of services it operates by 8% and intends to cut 80 jobs. Railway Gazette

Rail passengers will be able to claim compensation for delays of more than 15 minutes under new government plans. BBC News

London Paddington passengers to face major disruption over Christmas period Maidenhead Advertiser

Virgin Trains East Coast looking for wannabe train drivers for £57,000 roles Local Times

Special train from London to the south coast supporting the Royal British Legion on 12 November Rail

Hundreds of commuters were kicked off a train because the graffiti daubed on the side of the carriage was deemed to be too rude, Daily Mail

DLR

A case study into the line diagrams on the DLR FWT

Miscellaneous

The Chase looks again at Turner’s ‘Rain, Steam and Speed’ London Review of Books

DeepMind’s AI has learned to navigate the Tube using memory New Scientist

Exterion Media and TfL have unveiled a new commercial media partnership, Hello London The Drum

Hitchcock’s murals at Leytonestone tube station IanVisits

And finally, Something for data geeks – Transportation in London and Paris The Transport Politic

The image above is from Nov 2010: Photographing the Wharncliffe Railway Viaduct

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