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

Elizabeth Line’s arrival to see cuts to buses along Oxford Street

London Underground

There’s a new tube map out. Diamond Geezer

London Underground workers will stage a 24-hour strike in a dispute over the firing of a colleague, the RMT union has said. Independent

Two of London’s busiest Tube stations forced to close because of burnt toast Standard

A businessman has restated the case that the Bricklayers Arms roundabout “needs a tube station” to go with the planned Bakerloo Line Extension. Southwark News

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

A man has been jailed for 12 months for attempting to steal cable from a Crossrail project. Romford Recorder

Managing financial risk on London’s massive Crossrail project Economist

As Crossrail looks set to transform the face of Ilford, there are some who are concerned the heritage of the area is being lost. Illford Recorder


Network Rail installs heat-resistant overhead wires to improve reliability of London to Norwich line Ipswich Star

Teenage girl ‘punched station worker in Denmark Hill after ticket row’ Standard

Fire caused delays for commuters at London’s Euston station The Guardian

20,000 sign petition opposing suggested changes to rail routes from Kent into London Kent News


Leeds Needs An Underground: Time to stop faffing about with silly transport schemes Yorkshire Evening Post

Armed police being trained to storm trains to tackle threat of terrorist gunmen on the Tube Standard

And finally, Sussex chocolatiers make giant chocolate Thomas the Tank Engine Eastbourne Herald

The image above is from Nov 2016: Elizabeth Line’s arrival to see cuts to buses along Oxford Street


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  1. Melvyn says:

    This new tube map is already out of date as I was able to use the new lifts today at the new Bressingdon Place entrance to Victoria Tube Station to reach the Victoria Line !

  2. Victoria Line says:

    Going back to the reduction of bus services along Oxford Street story, the decline in bus use generally is largely due to the lengthening of journey times caused by major building works leading to diversions and traffic log jams. I mostly travel by bus because it is cheaper, especially now that the 2-for-1 fare scheme is in operation and I no longer work, but it can be desparately slow and I have forced off the bus and unto the tube on several recent occasions.

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