London’s weekly railway news #217

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

Photos – rebuilding a Victoria Line crossover junction

London Underground

The Ninety Second Railway: Making the Victoria the most frequent Metro in the World London Reconnections

London Underground has turned to a specially converted tube train — known as a Rail Adhesion Train to help remove falling leaves from the tracks this autumn. IanVisits

Police are investigating a six-hour fire, which broke out at a London Underground station. Local Guardian

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Museum of London Docklands’ latest major exhibition draws record breaking visitor numbers ArtLyst

Union Unite has raised concerns over industry blacklisting after Labour MP Chuka Umunna claimed “questionable surveillance” is being carried out Construction

Mainline / Overground

The UK’s five least-value rail trips are all routes to or from London, it has been revealed. Standard

Rail workers at Southern have staged a fresh strike in disputes over the role of guards and driver-only trains Local Guardian

London Bridge redevelopment heads into the home straight with new platform and tracks Press release

Sutton’s Lib Dems call for more Hackbridge Train services following meeting with Govia Thamelink Railway Local Guardian


Willesden Green tube station is being transformed into “a wild woodland” in a bid to get people to dispose of their chewing gum more responsibly. ITV

‘Harry Potter’ fans gather at London rail station to celebrate big ‘Deathly Hallows’ day Yahoo

Later this month there will be an occasional open weekend at the Transport Museum’s overflow depot at Acton. IanVisits

An online train ticket retailer has launched a tool which shows when cheap advance tickets are likely to rise in price Money Saving Expert

And finally, a list of academic papers that adopt London Underground’s Mind the Gap phrase in their titles. Improbable

Image above is from Aug 2015: Photos – rebuilding a Victoria Line crossover junction

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