London’s weekly railway news #188

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

Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station

London Underground

Police are investigating the death of an IT expert who lay undiscovered for seven hours after falling down stairs at Canning Town Tube station. Wharf

Lambeth North Station – closed since last July to allow the lifts to be replaced – reopened to passengers on Monday morning. SE1

Tube strike threat is off after the TSSA accepts London Underground deal over jobs CityAM

TfL plans to spend £4.4 million on improving South Woodford Tube Station Local Guardian

Tube strike: Central line drivers set to stage fresh 24-hour walkout next week Advertiser

Two giant tunnel boring machines have been lowered into the ground near Battersea Power Station as part of work to extend London Underground’s Northern line. BT

Travelling on the Underground exposes commuters to more than eight times as much air pollution as those who drive to work, a study has found. BBC News

Here’s what TfL learned from tracking your phone on the Tube Gizmodo

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Stephen Fry has said Crossrail 2 poses a threat to Soho’s “authentic soul”. BBC News

Final upgrades prepare Tottenham Court Road station for Crossrail IanVisits

Mainline/Overground

The RMT union has claimed the equivalent of 1,000 Southern rail services per year are operating without a second member of staff on board. BBC News

A second council report has been filed proposing more direct train links from Camberley to Waterloo to improve “our poor rail service”. GetSurrey

Network Rail has installed a new drainage system at Fulwell station in Richmond-upon-Thames to tackle the recurring problem of flooding on the railway in the area. Network Rail

The Southern Rail saga may be set to continue as Aslef members have voted to reject a resolution to the dispute between the drivers’ union and the rail operator. Croydon Advertiser

Miscellaneous

Protein World under fire again over “Body Shaming” Kardashian tube advert LBC

London Fields arches traders take fight to Network Rail over soaring rents Hackney Gazette

Confessions of a social media manager: TfL on helping passengers and ‘being human’ PR Week

The Royal Mail has introduced new self-adhesive postage labels Feb. 15 featuring mail by rail. Linns

A Roman Catholic was not discriminated against when London Underground did not allow him to take five weeks’ leave to attend religious festivals in Sardinia. Personnel Today

And finally, ‘Star Trek’ crew acts out scene among commuters on London train UPI

The image above is from June 2016: Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station

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