London’s weekly railway news #222

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

London Underground Signal Box gets Listed Status

London Underground

Is Sadiq’s fares freeze behind London Underground’s falling investment in track maintenance and new trains? MayorWatch

Crunch talks centred on the future of the Metropolitan Line Extension took place between some of the country’s foremost politicians Watford Observer

Union attacks London Underground upgrade pause saying overcrowding will worsen BT

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Crossrail: Finishing the Job London Reconnections

Plea Made for a Crossrail Station at London City Airport Bloomberg

Mainline / Overground

HS2 threat to hedgehogs refusing to leave Regent’s Park car park Camden New Journal

Miscellaneous

Topless dancer advert on London Tube censored – even though you can only see her back Standard

A chocolate thief from King’s Cross has been banned from visiting three major railway stations in north London. Ham&High

London Bridge station staff have been honoured for their actions during June’s terror attack which may have prevented more casualties. Southwark News

A set of drawings made nearly 200 years ago for the Thames Tunnel at Rotherhithe can been put up for sale IanVisits

A police officer accused of abusing staff in a row over a ticket at a tube station has been given a final written warning Hunts Post

British fashion brand Jigsaw has taken over Oxford Circus tube station with a campaign which celebrates diversity and immigration The Industry

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls. IanVisits

And finally, Michael Portillo unveils a memorial to Sir Nigel Gresley at Hadley Wood station Local Times <– no ducks though.

Image above is from July 2013: London Underground Signal Box gets Listed Status

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