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

Photos – rebuilding a Victoria Line crossover junction

London Underground

TfL: two Bakerloo line stations on Old Kent Road is enough SE1

Rob Bailey talks through creating over 40 posters for London Underground Its Nice That

More than £6.5 million spent on ill-fated tunnel-cleaning train scheme The IET

London estate agent to remove “Awful, Retrograde” tube adverts amid sexism row Grazia

The long running plan to upgrade South Kensington tube station to cope with overwhelming demand has taken another step closer to something being done. IanVisits

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Network Rail successfully electrifies 12 miles of railway from Maidenhead to Stockley Junction as part of the Crossrail project Press Release

A length of concrete wall running alongside the future Elizabeth line tracks in East London is to be covered in a mile-long work of art. IanVisits

A farming family from a London borough, who built two sheds to expand their business, has had to pay £26,000 towards the cost of Crossrail. FWI


Politicians have relaunched a campaign to see Kingston station re-zoned Local Guardian

Network Rail completes three weekends of track replacement work at London Waterloo Get Surrey

Hundreds of rail passengers forced to walk along tracks after power failure BT

Southern Rail commuters braced for further strike chaos as decision on fresh walkout looms Standard


RSGF releases £2m funding to drive new composite tube doors production RTM

Man subjected to ‘disgraceful and prolonged’ sexual assault on Victoria Line train Get West London

South Woodford Tube worker punched in the head after telling teens not to carry bikes into the station Local Guardian

Devon man pleads not guilty to carrying an explosive device on the London Underground ITV

And finally, salute to steelworks as Scunthorpe steel used to build London railway line Scunthorpe Telegraph

The image above is from August 2015: Photos – rebuilding a Victoria Line crossover junction

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #194
  1. Gerry says:

    The new Tunnel Cleaning Train seems to be a classic case of attempting to re-invent the wheel: back in the 1970s, LT were using a Tunnel Cleaning Train based on converted 38 Tube Stock.

    There’s a good video at http://www.traincabs.co.uk/?page_id=1052