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

There’s a garden inside a tube station ticket office

London Underground

Sadiq Khan’s deputy mayor for transport has come under fire after “temporarily pausing” plans to buy more Jubilee and Northern line trains. Evening Standard

Person killed after being hit by Tube train at Leytonstone Evening Standard

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

BBC London’s transport correspondent Tom Edwards walked down the Crossrail tunnels BBC News

Elizabeth Line train rollout stalls on Liverpool Street to Shenfield route CityAM

Mainline / Overground

RMT union claims doors opened on both sides of train during strike Evening Standard

South Western Railway has announced a programme of refurbishment and improvement on 172 of its Class 444 and Class 450 Desiro trains. RTM

Woolwich Arsenal station re-zone plans rejected by London Mayor News Shopper


A Church Army employee has completed an “exhausting” challenge of visiting each London Underground railway station in one day, after being inspired by a ministry which helps homeless women. Christian Radio

Scientists analysed photos we take on the tube and found a disturbing trend Independent

Herbs in plant pots for Wanstead tube station commuters Local Guardian

A new mother has thanked staff at Waterloo Station who helped her when she gave birth to a baby boy at the busy railway terminus last month. SE1

And finally, a pub called London Underground in Iowa, USA is getting a grant to restore its building Ames Tribune

Image above is from June 2017: There’s a garden inside a tube station ticket office

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