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

200th Edition!

London’s Lost Pneumatic Railways

London Underground

Campaign to open new Bakerloo line station between Borough and Old Kent Road Standard

A disabled woman was unable to get off a train at one of the few seemingly accessible London stations after staff failed to secure a ramp for her. Buzzfeed

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Watch as the first Crossrail trains begin running from Brentwood station EssexLive

Mainline/Overground

Labour to hand control of London rail lines to TfL if it wins General Election Standard

Southern Rail announced that it would be axeing its late night services between Croydon and Victoria while work for Network Rail takes place. Croydon Advertiser

The £130m upgrade on the London Overground between Gospel Oak and Barking is facing more delays, CityAM

Little known and rarely used, but those in the know who wait at Paddington Station at just the right time can take a trip one of the UK’s mysterious Parliamentary Trains. IanVisits

DLR

At Stratford station you’ll find the last in a line of architecturally adventurous stations built for the Jubilee Line Extension in the late 1990s. The Beauty of Transport

Sulzer has been contracted to inspect and repair the bogie frames of 76 rail vehicles over the next two years. Plant Engineer

Miscellaneous

A “train surfer” was hit by train in south London after “leaping between carriages before slipping onto tracks” Standard

A petition has been launched to encourage Eurostar to introduce a Sunday ski train service between London and the French Alps. In The Snow

Museum of London plans for see-through rail tunnel BBC News

This coming September will be a very rare chance to go onto the site of one of London’s larger railway depots, to mark its eleventy-first birthday. IanVisits

Forget tube travel, a gin train is coming to town and it’s quite possibly the best (and most British) thing ever. HuffPo

Ex-Heathrow exec to lead new TfL major projects arm Construction News (£)

And finally, Police stop Thomas the Tank Engine on M1 motorway Telegraph

The image above is from Nov 2012: London’s Lost Pneumatic Railways

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One comment
  1. Mr Graverol says:

    Thanks for the updates as usual.

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