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

Hamleys – the new tube station for Regent Street

London Underground

Severe delays on the Piccadilly line for the third day this week CityAM

A new ticket hall entrance, escalators and connection tunnels have opened to the public at Bond Street tube station. IanVisits

Man who was trapped and died in Tube stairwell ‘could have lived if safety rules were followed’ Evening Standard

Photos from the Bakerloo line tunnel upgrades IanVisits

Sir Peter Blake is working on a new version of his Sgt Pepper’s album cover on the side of a Tube tunnel in Chiswick Evening Standard

Tube stations: Broken promises and a lack of staff BBC News

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Row erupts over Crossrail workers’ pay as staff to ballot for strike action Evening Standard

Mainline / Overground

The new London Overground 24-hour weekend service between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction is due to start on December 15, East London Lines

c2c rolls out platform board that shows where there are free seats East London Advertiser

Watford derailment embankments stabilised in £4m repairs BBC News

Completion of London’s Thameslink rail project delayed until December 2019 The Guardian

Commuters were hit by travel chaos at one of the busiest stations after lavatory waste spilt onto tracks, causing an intercity train to derail. The Times

Southern Rail disruption delays London’s deputy mayor for transport BBC News

DLR

TfL has taken a step in its search for a manufacturer to design and build a new generation of DLR trains, by issuing an Invitation to Negotiate. IanVisits

Miscellaneous

Two teenagers have pleading guilty to a “reckless” train surfing stunt that was filmed and uploaded onto YouTube. Evening Standard

A memorial service has taken place to mark the 30th anniversary of the King’s Cross fire which claimed the lives of 31 people. ITV

“Mind the Gap” announcer receives an MBE News Guardian

With very little fanfare, indeed no publicity at all, TfL have moved into a brand new office block. Diamond Geezer

Station pubs are changing. Network Rail is encouraging operators to develop destination pubs that draw people in. Morning Advertiser

Case study: Transport for London sexual harassment campaign leads to 1,200 arrests PR Week

London student accused of fare dodging feared for his safety because he is a refugee Gazette News

And finally, the first ever “South Western Railway baby” has been born, after a woman told the train guard she was going into labour while the train was near Surbiton. Local Guardian

Image above is from Feb 2014: Hamleys – the new tube station for Regent Street

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2 comments on “London’s weekly railway news #228
  1. GT says:

    Unfortunately, the link given for the Paddington derailment is paywalled.
    But, you can read the official RAIB report HERE – & I hope this helps?

  2. GT says:

    “Unstaffed Tube stations”
    Well: – ON Wed 15th Novemeber, my wife got off at Chalfont, with luggage ( Two-day professional course nearby ) quite early in the evening.
    No staff at all to help her with destination, as she should have gone out on the North side, & had to “close up” with another passenger, to get out in the end.
    If someone had been a disabled passenger, it really would not have been funny.

    The BBC article definitely highlights an ongoing & seemingly ignored problem.

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