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The 50th anniversary of the Channel Tunnel Agreement

London Underground

Police are investigating after a body was found in Old Street tube station in the early hours of Sunday. BBC News

Tube accidents soar to record high of almost 5,000 a year The Voice

A look at the May edition of the tube map Diamond Geezer

The British Transport Police is searching for a man who is believed to exposed himself to several male passengers on the London Underground. ITV

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Rail industry bosses have called for “urgent clarification” over the future of Crossrail 2 after the Tories left out a commitment to it in their manifesto. Standard

A High Court judge is to rule on whether Crossrail trains should be charged for each time they travel to Heathrow Airport. BBC News

Electricians “cabined-up” on a number of Crossrail sites in a simmering row over pay and union recognition. Construction Enquirer

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway returned for a second series as BBC2’s highest-rated show of the year. Broadcast (£)

Mainline/Overground

Camden Council opens consultation on HS2 upgrades at Euston RTM

A woman has shared her shock after reporting a ‘suspicious item’ to TFL staff, only to receive an ‘abrasive’ response. Local Guardian

Electric train services begin between Maidenhead and London Maidenhead Advertiser

The long-promised direct trains from London to Amsterdam will start in December this year — but a regular service may not run until Easter. Independent

DLR

Woman, 60, faces social media backlash following DLR seat spat EastLondonLines

Miscellaneous

Lucozade is giving away free London Underground passes at Oxford Circus Digital Spy

How to become a tube driver – and how much you’ll get paid Mirror

Fiddle-playing Ilford busker raises £45,000 for charity with Tube performances across London Ilford Recorder

Report by RAIB on Simon Brown, struck by signal gantry from open train window, leads to advice that Network Rail shares data with train firms on clearances The Guardian

And finally, a short walk from Big Ben is a large exhibition about the tunnels under London, and a working tunnel boring machine, made from Lego. IanVisits

The image above is from Feb 2014: The 50th anniversary of the Channel Tunnel Agreement

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