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

A trip in Heathrow’s driverless transit system

London Underground

Witness describes Loughton Station fire that brought Central Line services to a halt EssexLive

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Rollout of new Elizabeth Line trains stalls on Heathrow branch due to train signalling troubles CityAM

A look at the western line of Crossrail LondonReconnections

Mainline / Overground

The transport secretary is being threatened with legal action if firms running East Coast mainline trains are allowed to bid for future contracts. BBC News

David Waboso discusses his role of transforming the UK railway network using digital technology… Evening Standard

Construction work has begun on a new £225 million light railway linking London Luton Airport with its nearest mainline station. BT

DLR

A four-day strike planned on the DLR has been called off. Romford Recorder

Miscellaneous

Jools Holland boards #Platform88 and plays at Canary Wharf Tube station TfL

There should be a major train junction under Oxford Circus acting as the centre point of a large double-loop tube line, had plans shown off in 1988 gone ahead. IanVisits

A four-year-old boy with a rare form of dementia is fronting a poster campaign to promote awareness of the condition. BBC News

Croydon Council is inviting submissions for a new £50,000 art installation for the Portland Road bridge underpass in South Norwood, south-east London AJ (£)

The disused platform at Gloucester Road Underground station is set to get a major new art exhibition, with the first public commission by the British artist Heather Phillipson. IanVisits

And finally, a modern couple who bought a new aesthetic to 1930s poster art Transport Museum

Image above is from August 2012: A trip in Heathrow’s driverless transit system

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