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

Glow in the dark tube roundels go on sale

London Underground

Travellers lost nearly 1,000 items on the Tube – including golf clubs, shoes and underwear – during the busiest weekend of Christmas celebrations last year, Evening Standard

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

Sadiq Khan denies he was told earlier about Crossrail delays The Guardian

Crossrail’s latest issues begs the question, How do we judge success in transport megaprojects? Forbes

Mainline / Overground

Drivers and rail workers on South Western Railway will go ahead with two days of strike action in a long-running dispute over guards on trains. BBC News

TfL has formally awarded the contract that will let construction of the London Overground extension to Barking Riverside commence next year. IanVisits

London Paddington to reopen as repair work on several major train routes comes to an end Evening Standard

Extra New Year’s Eve train service from London to Oxford Oxford Mail

Miscellaneous

Woman smashes bottle on tube train showering passengers in shards of glass Mirror

Train punctuality falls to 13-year low amid bad weather, new timetables and strike action Sky News

And finally, Greggs opens at two more London stations Bakery Info

Image above is from June 2018: Glow in the dark tube roundels go on sale

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7 comments on “London’s weekly railway news
  1. Mr Morgan says:

    Thanks once more to IanVisits for providing these summaries during the year.

    They remain very informative.

  2. Andrew Gwilt says:

    Construction on the London Overground Barking Riverside extension should start early next year and to be completed in 2021. With a new Renwick Rd Overground station also planned to be built as part of the Barking Riverside extension.

    • Andrew Gwilt says:

      Plus strikes on South Western Railway is likely to happen throughout next year. As RMT are to be blamed for allowing train operators such as SWR & Northern to continue having strikes that is set to cause more misery to passengers.

    • ianvisits says:

      You’re just repeating what the article already said.

    • Andrew Gwilt says:

      Ok. Perhaps I do talk too much and not make any sense no matter what I comment. Unless you have a way to ban me from commenting if I carry on commenting that you don’t like speculation if I was to carry on.

  3. Nic Maennling says:

    Dear Andrew Gwilt, Perhaps you could compose your comment offline and read it again in the morning, maybe with someone whose Mother tongue is English. No doubt you have something interesting to say. It works for me.

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