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

22 photos of the new Thameslink Train

London Underground

Drivers on London Underground are to be balloted for industrial action in a dispute linked to the Night Tube. ITV

Union boss accuses London Underground of “playing politics with passenger safety” by slashing track spending Mayor Watch

More large screens for advertising on the London Underground Diamond Geezer

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Crossrail 2 seeks £13m injection ahead of Budget decision Construction News

Mainline / Overground

Delays and drips mark Great Western Railway’s new train launch The Guardian

Borehamwood commuters will be able to air their grievances with Thameslink at an upcoming meeting. Local Times

Southern rail drivers are to be balloted on a proposed deal to end their long-running dispute, Aslef has said. BBC News

The details for two new stations for the London Overground have been announced, with each of them serving separate branches south of Willesden Junction. IanVisits

The new Thameslink train service has been criticised by some commuters because they fear there will be fewer seats and trains. Cambridge News

London Overground testing screens that show how crowded each carriage in the train is Diamond Geezer

While Blackfriars Station has recently had a massive makeover, it retained a little noticed entrance that has been little changed since the 1970s. IanVisits

DLR

ISS wins 4-year contract to provide cleaning, security and revenue protection services. FM World

Miscellaneous

A key model of levering cash for infrastructure will not generate enough money for major transport schemes in the capital, London’s deputy mayor has said. Planning Resource (£)

TfL bans ads displaying Palestinian objections to Balfour declaration The Guardian

TFL has banned adverts featuring BBC star Gary Lineker naked Attitude

And finally, meet London’s most powerful people: Sir Peter Hendy, chairman of Network Rail, reveals how he keeps the capital on track Homes & Property

Image above is from Jan 2014: 22 photos of the new Thameslink Train

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #223
  1. Melvyn says:

    It seems the new IEP trains have been withdrawn from service on GWR following the problems encountered by one on Mondays launch day.

    As well at the water leak it seems problem was encountered in switch between diesel and electric operation something these trains will need to do more often thanks to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling brilliant idea called ” discontinuous electrification!”

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