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

40 years of Flying the Tube to Heathrow Airport

London Underground

Transport bosses are scrambling to defend Highbury’s The Garage music venue after a backlash against plans to demolish it and expand the Tube station. Islington Gazette

Commuters will be able to watch live “positive” news being broadcast onto screens placed across the Underground network. Press Gazette

Six fascinating images of the early London Underground Londonist

London Underground reveals Gareth Southgate tube station renaming cost £10,466 IanVisits

Elizabeth line / Crossrail 

Crossrail’s Farringdon site being turned into offices IanVisits

The line that ate London: our critic’s verdict on the £15bn Crossrail colossus The Guardian

Sufficient information is now available, unofficially, so that we can be fairly sure of the exact service pattern now proposed for Crossrail in December 2019. London Reconnections

As Crossrail was being constructed, along with a couple of TV shows, there’s been a number of books published — and the latest is Crossrail: The Art of the Build. IanVisits

Mainline / Overground

Rail passengers will see the price of regulated rail fares in much of the UK rise by as much as 3.2% in January. BBC News

Rail firms deny Watford Overground service is under threat Watford Observer

Miscellaneous

A £375m light rail scheme to Heathrow Airport has been submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) by a district council, LGC

Man who sexually assaulted sleeping men banned from London Underground Gay Star News

A mother was allegedly abused and threatened with a knife on the Tube after her baby accidentally kicked a woman. Metro

And finally, A new interchange on a heritage rail line has opened in Princes Risborough, allowing passengers to take a steam train from Chinnor and then board a 21st century train into London. BBC News

Image above is from Dec 2017: 40 years of Flying the Tube to Heathrow Airport

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

    Staines Light Railway Mock Image: https://i2-prod.getsurrey.co.uk/incoming/article14756912.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/MLD_SAH_070618SouthernLightRail01.jpg

    On stilts to reduce environmental issues on the moor… hmm.

  2. Andrew Gwilt says:

    Why not introduce a new London Overground Stratford-Watford Junction service and possibly bring back Primrose Hill station. If Overground trains can’t terminate at Euston on the Euston-Watford DC Line. Because of HS2 works at London Euston.

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