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

Photos from inside Down Street disused tube station

London Underground

Trivago’s tube ad campaign is hitting home – but has it altered brand perception? YouGov

New floor marks on the Tube are ruining everything for competitive commuters Independent

A trial by TfL to track the movements of people by logging Wi-Fi identities has revealed some very curious journey patterns on the tube network. IanVisits

Masterclass – Digitising the Victoria Line NCE

TfL bosses have demanded the return of 88 British Transport Police officers to the Tube network, according to force insiders MayorWatch

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

London City Airport is ramping up efforts to secure a Crossrail station at the airport, chief operating officer Alison FitzGerald said today. CityAM

To mark the completion of laying railway tracks right through the entire Crossrail tunnels, a lovely video fly through has been released. IanVisits

Mainline / Overground

In focus: London Overground’s Barking Riverside Extension Rail Staff

HS1 has contributed more than £300m to the local visitor economy, new research has found. Kent News

James Brokenshire calls for ‘urgent improvements’ to Bexley rail services as he meets with franchise hopefuls Local Times

A volunteer group has been praised for its work in making a train station more welcoming to passengers. Local London


Petition launched for TfL to re-zone Woolwich Arsenal station News Shopper

And finally, A member of the Bridlington Lions talks about how he got on in his challenge to visit every London underground station in one day. Yorkshire Coast Radio

Image above is from April 2015: Photos from inside Down Street disused tube station


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  1. Bob Hedges says:

    I beleive you have been given a flyer about a choir workshop at Palestra House? Please give it a good show on your page

  2. Greg S says:

    “London City Airport is ramping up efforts to secure a Crossrail station at the airport” – a bit too late now…

    • Ian Visits says:

      There’s existing passive provision for a future City Airport station to be added to the line at a later date.

    • SteveP says:

      I’m still moping that the Heathrow Crossrail service is a spur and not a through section. I suppose costs would have been substantial to provide a “slip” out toward Reading, but AFAIK there is actually no provision for a train to run Paddington/Heathrow/Reading – passengers want to travel from Heathrow to Reading will have to change trains at Hayes? And the reverse on the way to Heathrow?

      That will make a mainline train to London and a transfer to the HEX faster (but of course more expensive). For those who use Paddington (and that will still be a substantial number of originating/terminating travellers after Crossrail is running) there is no real benefit after all these years of putting up with Crossrail’s disruptions. At least it seems about 30% of the transfer load at peak hours will be removed, but it remains to be seen how timing and pricing of Crossrail works out for Reading area travellers. This is one of the most overcrowded mainline services now, but will passengers want to shift to Crossrail if it takes 20 minutes longer?

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