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

Photos from the Bakerloo line tunnel upgrades

London Underground

Protest frothing up to save Frank Wang’s coffee stall outside Bethnal Green tube station East London Advertiser

Some Central line trains wont stop at St Paul’s tube station until April 2019 IanVisits

Elizabeth line / Crossrail 

Woolwich Elizabeth Line “super crossing” work to begin next week From the Murky Depths

Stepney City Farm secures funding for Crossrail recovery IanVisits

Crossrail 2 investment is at a critical juncture Property Week

Caroline Pidgeon says non-standard height platforms will make journeys “unnecessarily complicated and burdensome” for those with disabilities. Rail

Mainline / Overground

Chiltern Railways comes highly recommended by commuters, says report Mix96

Ribbon-like platform roofs stretch over Grimshaw’s redesigned London Bridge Station Dezeen

Sadiq Khan calls for TfL to take over Southeastern’s metro services Mayor Watch

Signal failure delays could become complaint of the past as train company tests new cloud technology The Telegraph


A movie set artist has brought a touch of vintage magic to an old brick railway bridge in London. Evening Standard

Tickets Alert: Open Day at the Transport Museum overflow depot IanVisits

TfL have launched a big campaign to encourage us to go travelling and explore more of the cultural delights London has to offer. Diamond Geezer

And finally, Britain’s first female rail boss urges women: ‘Be yourself and don’t try to be a man’ Evening Standard

Image above is from Nov 2017: Photos from the Bakerloo line tunnel upgrades

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2 comments on “London’s weekly railway news
  1. Andrew Gwilt says:

    I think it’s a good idea that Sadiq Khan and TfL to take over Southeastern’s metro & suburban services. I hope TfL could also take over the Southern and SWR metro & suburban routes. Aswell new trains being built yo replace the older trains used on SWR. I think it’s a good move. Plus it will be occupied by London Overground.

    • Andrew Gwilt says:

      And yes Chiltern Railways are the most reliable train operator with their trains being maintained very good and kept in good condition.

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