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

In praise of Euston Railway Station

London Underground

VIP-Polymers has manufactured a ground-breaking new low smoke and low toxicity natural rubber matting system for use on the London Underground. British Plastics

How many tube stations are there? Diamond Geezer

London Underground engineers have completed their biggest test to date of brand new signalling that will see more trains able to run closer together in the future. IanVisits

Horrible Holborn: When Postponement Is Not An Option London Reconnections

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

More than 1,000 apprenticeships have now been created since the start of the Crossrail programme in 2009. Crossrail

A joint venture has been awarded a £20m contract to design and build a new workshop for London Underground’s train modification unit at its Acton Works depot. Construction Index

A few weeks ago a new document appeared on the TfL website, announcing the design rules that will apply to the new Elizabeth line signage. IanVisits

Mainline / Overground

The first of two tower cranes will be arriving at Twickenham Station on Christmas Day. Local Guardian

South Western Railway is to introduce longer trains from 11th December. Neigbournet

Rail passengers travelling to or from London Euston faced major disruption for hours on Sunday. BBC News

A train station near a famous art gallery has gained its own art display, courtesy of the local school. IanVisits

Plans to scrap quiet carriages on some London commuter lines have sparked fierce debate among passengers. Evening Standard

Man dies after being hit by a train at East Croydon ITV

Rail passengers were evacuated “very close to” live rails on a London Overground train BBC News

Sadiq Khan’s failure to guarantee a Boxing Day London Overground service branded “bitterly disappointing” Mayor Watch

Miscellaneous

Kew Gardens ticket office closure inspires sad poem: Farewell O’window Local Times

London railway upgrades – a progress report IanVisits

Two 16-year-olds have been arrested after a teenager was made to apologise for being gay during a London Underground attack. Sky News

And finally, settle in for perhaps the greatest transport ghost story of them all: Charles Dickens’ The Signalman. The Beauty of Transport

Image above is from April 2013: In praise of Euston Railway Station

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One comment
  1. Jason Leahy says:

    There was also a study called riding sunbeams, published on wednesday by Imperial College and the charity 10:10 showing that 15% of Southern Region Trains and 6% of London Underground Trains can be powered by community owned solar farms connected directly to the third rail. https://1010uk.org/articles/solar-freaking-railways-could-be-coming-to-a-station-near-you

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