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

How Charing Cross railway station was nearly demolished

London Underground

Drivers on parts of London Underground are to strike on the day of Donald Trump’s visit to the capital next month, The Guardian

Passengers have warned of dangerous overcrowding at Camden Town tube station after a man who fell down a spiral staircase needed hospital treatment. Camden New Journal

The RMT has announced strike action of transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot RMT

Bumper Bank station upgrade is running over budget with final costs rising to £655m CityAM

Rush-hour Tube commuters ‘stuck in tunnels for 30 minutes’ as Central Line goes into meltdown on hottest day of year Evening Standard

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Workers have begun attaching cladding to the frontage of Woolwich’s forthcoming Elizabeth line station From the Murky Depths

Crossrail has seen three of its non-executive directors replaced as part of a raft of changes to the board ahead of the planned opening of the line later this year. Construction News

The Elizabeth line’s purple is getting a splash of yellow, as three bright yellow maintenance engines start testing ahead of arriving in London later this year. IanVisits

Mainline / Overground

Extra security staff are at stations on Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) routes to protect staff from “unhappy customers”. BBC News

London Waterloo rail services disrupted again after fire under train ITV

Calls to urgently update Bushey station Watford Observer

The boss of rail operator c2c has apologised after commuters suffered disruption for two consecutive rush hours. East London Advertiser

Charing Cross station in central London was evacuated after a man reportedly got onto the tracks, claiming he had a bomb. Independent


Man sought after ‘homophobic hate crime’ at London Underground station Pink News

The remarkable revival of St Pancras, the iconic railway station once earmarked for demolition The Telegraph

And finally, Website and smartphone app developers using the Unified API will soon be able to show the same fares information. TfL Blog

Image above is from July 2014: How Charing Cross railway station was nearly demolished


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