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

Photos – Fit-out of the Crossrail tunnels

London Underground

More than 25% of all London Underground signal failures over the last four years have occurred on the District line. SW Londoner

Duke of Cambridge ends paternity leave to reopen London Bridge station Telegraph

Upgrading the Piccadilly London Reconnections

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Crossrail train in Abbey Wood vandalised with F-word NewsShopper

Moya Power has launched a pilot project with Crossrail to harvest energy from passing and stopping trains, using piezoelectric textiles. Power Technology

Rail users travelling to London over the bank holiday weekend faced disruption due to planned work to upgrade the tracks for Crossrail. BBC News

A new train depot for the Elizabeth line has been commissioned, ahead of it being needed for the partial take-over of services into Heathrow later this month. IanVisits

Mainline / Overground

Southeastern commuters travelling through Hither Green have taken to Twitter to complain about a freight train “taking priority”. NewsShopper

Reopen Camberwell Station to improve air quality, residents tell Transport for London. Southwark News

Network Rail is looking at options to build a massive over-site development on top of Victoria station in London AJ (£)

A third and possibly final consultation is opening on plans to build a new rail link that will allow direct connections between Reading and Heathrow Airport. IanVisits

Miscellaneous

Heidi Alexander MP to replace Val Shawcross as London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport MayorWatch

An historic main line heritage diesel locomotive is to haul its first passenger train from London to Corfe Castle and Swanage since the summer of 1966 WessexFM

And finally, Isle of Wight’s 1938 era tube trains could be replaced within two years IWCP

Image above is from July 2016: Photos – Fit-out of the Crossrail tunnels

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3 comments on “London’s weekly railway news #252
  1. Jason Leahy says:

    Jason Leahy 11 May 2018 at 14:46

    Referring to the Crossrail article,the Italian company Greenrail has developed three new sleepers,partly made from recycled plastic and rubber from tires,that are 15-20% cheaper and 50% less maintenance costs,that also have a 50 year lifespan and reduce noise,useful on the 24 hour Tube thats getting complaints about the noise from people living near the lines.
    Greenrail Smart comes with sensors,Solar has a solar panel, and the Piezo sleeper that generates electricity from the slight downward movement of the track when a Train passes over it.

  2. Andrew Gwilt says:

    Not just Camberwell station to reopen as a National Rail station or it will be reopened as part of the Bakerloo Line extension. And other former railway stations in London could also reopen including Primrose Hill which London Overground could use to reduce overcrowding at Chalk Farm station and a new Stratford-Watford Junction/Willesden Junction service to be operated once Primrose Hill station does reopen.

    And a new Overground station close to Millwall FC called New Bermondsey station to be built as it will be ideal for the local community at Bermondsey and also for football games including away football fans traveling to Millwall by using the Overground. Which is quicker to get to no matter what Millwall are playing at home (As I’m not a Millwall fan and I’ve been to Millwall many times).

    • The Oracle says:

      There’s going to be no new Bakerloo line station in Camberwell as the Old Kent Road Route was selected instead.
      For somebody who comments on nearly every rail related journal, you don’t seem to read what has been written. Or do you have a hard time in distinguishing fact from fiction?

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