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

Riding the Parliamentary Train out of Paddington

London Underground

This is how Transport for London will bring mobile signal to the Tube Wired

Meet the undercover police hunting down sexual predators on the London Underground The Tab

Two men released without arrest over Oxford Circus tube panic The Guardian

A redevelopment of Knightsbridge tube station is underway, opening up a series of disused tunnels that the public haven’t seen since the 1930s. IanVisits

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

A giant work of art is being installed at the future Elizabeth line station in Paddington — the huge glass roof which will be decorated with clouds. IanVisits

Around 100 electricians working for Balfour Beatty on Crossrail are threatening industrial action unless they get a finishing bonus. Construction Enquirer

Mainline / Overground

Thameslink station to be named in Barnet Council vote Local Times

A man who climbed a railway gantry and sparked chaos for commuters in north London, costing Network Rail more than £400,000, has been jailed. Evening Standard

Staff on Virgin Trains services between Manchester and London are set to strike on six days over the Christmas and New Year period. MEN

TfL could gain control of additional rail services under new plans. BBC News

Miscellaneous

TfL still eyeing £700m annual savings in final 5-year business plan RTM

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been urged to pull all advertising by the Russian state news network Russia Today from the London Underground. The Big Issue

And finally, Boss has printed 1,000 notebooks under a ‘To the Trains’ branding that commemorates architect Leslie Green’s influential work on the aesthetic of the London Underground PrintWeek

Image above is from May 2017: Riding the Parliamentary Train out of Paddington

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