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

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London Underground

Train drivers’ union Aslef called for an urgent review of security after a night Tube driver was kicked and sprayed with paint by vandals. BBC News

Union leaders have called for the Night Tube service to be suspended to pay for Transport for London spending cuts. Evening Standard

TfL says major Tube upgrades on Northern Line and Jubilee Line cancelled because of unexpected dip in passenger numbers CityAM

Transport for London to cut 1400 jobs, according to RMT Union IMECHE

The machines drilling two new tube tunnels under South London have broken through at Kennington, having started their work at Battersea Power Station. IanVisits

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Life after Crossrail: what next for London’s tunnelling academy? RailStaff

Mainline / Overground

Rail strikes: Five rail operators hit by RMT walkout BBC News

New late-night trains announced by Chiltern Railways Oxford Mail

Banner Repeater, Hackney’s train platform art gallery, to celebrate new deal with fundraising party Hackney Citizen

A week of London Overground trivia Diamond Geezer

Miscellaneous

Plans for the mural under Turnham Green Terrace railway bridge to be displayed at library ChiswickW4

A derailed train between Wimbledon and Clapham Junction led to cancellations and delays on the South Western Railway line and the District Line. Local Guardian

Failed cladding contractor Lakesmere was facing a potential multi-million pound claim for remedial work at its London Bridge station job for Network Rail. Construction Enquirer

Where the London Underground gets fresh air through an old graveyard IanVisits

Bizarre moment naked man pole dances on London Underground’s Victoria line in front of red-faced commuters The Sun

And finally, The rise of the ‘me-time’ commuter is changing how TfL views customer satisfaction Research Live

Image above is from April 2016: Massively detailed map of London’s railways

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #226
  1. Nic Maennling says:

    Strange isn’t it that a naked man dancing in a Tube carriage is so heavily pixelated out that the whole point of the story is lost. Full nudity is everywhere and so easily accessed, if that is your thing. Why obliterate the Northern Line Nureyev ?

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