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A curious piece of tube history

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Sainsbury’s in New Cross Gate says its redevelopment plans are at risk because of a proposal to build an underground station on the site. News Shopper

The psychological tricks TfL uses to make London’s tube feel faster Wired

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

The first footage of the new Elizabeth line trains being tested in the Crossrail tunnels under London has been released, along with new photos of the construction progress. IanVisits

Mainline / Overground

Thameslink has been threatened with legal action by discount retailer Poundland after comparing its poor service to the brand’s chocolate on Twitter. Independent

TfL has apologised to disabled passengers forced to make a “four-minute walk” to change trains due to timetable changes. Croydon Advertiser


Shortly before arriving in London, a Docklands Light Railway train paid a visit to Manchester and carried excited passengers on short test trips. IanVisits

DLR workers set to strike next week Morning Star

The Limehouse DLR station, which also has an interchange with the C2C railway is getting an upgrade at the moment, but it’s running rather late. IanVisits


The Ruislip Lido Railway announced that all train services will be cancelled on the 31st May and 1st June 2018. RailAdvent

Sadiq Khan launches probe as cash-strapped TfL pays record £50m in ‘golden goodbyes’ Evening Standard

TfL bidding to run Buenos Aires metro system The Guardian

And finally, London buskers will soon start accepting contactless payments DigitalSpy

Image above is from Oct 2016: A curious piece of tube history

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