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New glass canopy entrance opens at TCR tube station

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Another petition about the issue of Piccadilly line services at Turnham Green underground station has been started, ChiswickW4

Prince Charles praises tube workers for keeping Underground running Local London

London Underground’s Northern line extension construction restarting ianVisits

After several years of preparatory work, the formal planning application has now been filed to upgrade South Kensington tube station. ianVisits

Mainline / Overground

London Victoria has started a trial aiming to recycle 85 per cent of all waste created on the site. Global Railway Review

Chiltern Railways named best operator between London and West Midlands and Oxford Global Railway Review

Thousands more train seats for Birmingham / London passengers as timetable increased Rail Advent

Kilburn campaigners against HS2 vent shaft welcome ‘Rebel Trail’ marchers Local Times Series

Peckham Rye station has secured a £1 million grant in funding to work on designs for a more accessible station with more capacity and better facilities for passengers. ianVisits


I never thought I’d miss the Circle line, but wait until you try the alternative Covid commutes Standard

Campaign against TfL plans for Rayners Lane Station car park Local Times Series

The government has told schools to look to the 2012 Olympics for inspiration on how to transport children to school from September. School Week

Hero London rail worker confronts bike thief before waiting four hours to find cyclist Standard

Passengers urged to ‘use elbows’ to open train doors to help stop covid spread ITV

And finally: All Change: 13 photographers documenting the far reaches of London BJP

The image above is from Dec 2015: New glass canopy entrance opens at TCR tube station


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  1. jason leahy says:

    Rail Technology Magazine podcast Track Talk Ep11 With Invisi smart shield you can confidently touch a ticket machine May 28 2020,has a 16 mins interview with Saba Yussouf CEO Invisi Smart Technologies UK which has developed a spray on nano coating that kills bacteria and viruses in seconds and lasts a whole year !,the spray on coating can be applied to train seats,door buttons and ticket machines and is ready now and being used in hotels.

  2. Brian Armitage says:

    The glass canopy design at TCR has been a bit of a disaster – the middle bit has had to be cordoned off as it is too slippery when wet.

    • ianvisits says:

      I think cordoning off a bit that hardly anyone uses because its slippy in the rain isn’t a “disaster”, more a fixable annoyance — a disaster would require huge numbers of dead people.

    • AC says:

      Yes – the yellow gaffa tape is pretty shocking. Surely they need to either seal it off properly or rectify the space. The Glass awnings over the entrances are good though and provide a welcome amount of light into the station and views as you rise to street level.

  3. Brian Armitage says:

    … hence only a bit of a disaster rather than a disaster.

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