London’s weekly railway news #237

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

The Dollis Brook Viaduct

London Underground

The Mayor of Watford has weighed in on the Metropolitan line extension, saying it will not be “the end of the line” for the scheme. Watford Observer

Twitter spat sees TfL staff remove board at Dollis Hill commemorating battle of Rorke’s Drift Local Times

An enlarged ticket hall has opened at Victoria tube station today, nearly doubling the size of the current ticket hall space. IanVisits

An additional 13 tube stations will be upgraded to step-free access by early 2022 it has been announced IanVisits

Bow Road station seems to have gone a bit health & safety mad Diamond Geezer

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

TfL has admitted there are “increasing cost and schedule pressures” on Crossrail, for which costs are currently 20% higher than had been forecast. NCE

The five-stage launch of the Elizabeth line has been highlighted in a series of new tube maps included in a forthcoming report on preparations for the service launch. IanVisits

TfL insists it has a “regular dialogue” with businesses on Crossrail 2 route as Curzon Cinemas hints at radio silence CityAM

Forget a Channel bridge and celebrate Crossrail The Spectator

Mainline / Overground

A petition against “disastrous” plans to scrap some train services in south-east London has been backed by more than 4,500 people News Shopper

A train driver managed to “freewheel” a broken down train for 13 miles into London Euston after a power cut. Evening Standard

Miscellaneous

A mother was racially abused and assaulted on a Tube train by a woman who also threatened to have her children kidnapped. BBC News

Some trains from Cheltenham to London take so long that people from the town are driving to Swindon to catch trains from there to the capital instead. Gloucestershire Live

A woman who caused severe delays on four Tube lines, was later detained by the British Transport Police under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act Blasting News

And finally, TfL has started the search for around 180 new apprentices to kick-start their careers CILT

Image above is from Oct 2008: The Dollis Brook Viaduct

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One comment on “London’s weekly railway news #237
  1. Greg S says:

    I was affected by the Aldgate East trespasser, as sub-surface trains didn’t go west from Edgware Road for quite some time as a result… Long walk and delay getting home

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