London’s weekly railway news #243

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

Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station

London Underground

Petition to restore full Olympia Tube link tops 10,000 signatures Evening Standard

A section of railway in central London could be built over if plans for a major housing development are approved by Kensington and Chelsea Council. IanVisits

A bomb planted on a London Underground train in September last year was designed to cause “maximum harm and carnage”, a court has heard. BBC News

Developer chosen to upgrade South Kensington tube station IanVisits

When step-free on London’s Tube isn’t actually step-free BBC News (video)

Bromley-by-Bow is the Underground’s 73rd step-free station. Diamond Geezer

TfL is working with the council to “reassess the case” for a third Tube station at the Bricklayers Arms as part of the Bakerloo Line extension Southwark News

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Crossrail anger as ‘parking chaos’ overlooked in plans for Langley Station upgrade Windsor Observer

Minister confirms there are ‘no plans’ to extend Crossrail to Basingstoke RTM

Crossrail’s tunnels under London are long, so long that when they were being planned, they were affected by something you might not expect — the curvature of the earth. IanVisits

Crossrail Chief Executive Andrew Wolstenholme is stepping down after seven years at the helm of the project. Construction Enquirer

DfT launches Crossrail 2 affordability review to ensure value for money RTM

A disused tram tunnel that was commandeered for the Crossrail project is due to be handed back to Camden Council following a restoration to its original condition. IanVisits

Mainline / Overground

Hell in a Southeastern commuter train stuck at Lewisham Buzzstream

Calls for public inquiry into rail super-hub in Cricklewood Local Times

A campaign group lobbying for improvements to the railway line between London and Brighton has been bolstered by support from Adur and Worthing councils. Shoreham Herald

Teddington Station will have a lift installed by 2020, according to the council. Local London

DLR

RMT confirm Docklands Light Railway industrial action Rail Advent

Miscellaneous

Orange Art Squeezed: The Overground’s Stalled Art Programme The Beauty of Transport

Toilets in all 18 Network Rail-managed stations will be free to use from next year. Money Saving Expert

A gourmet tour of the District line Diamond Geezer

The national rail ticketing system should be overhauled and traditional train timetables will be torn up as the network becomes ‘more like the Tube’, Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy has said. Transport Network

And finally, Bethnal Green Tube disaster’s 75th anniversary marked BBC News

Image above is from June 2016: Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station

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