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

A tour of the Crossrail tunnel portal at Royal Oak

London Underground

Rory Stewart launches campaign to sink proposal for South Kensington station redevelopment Building Design

Capita has agreed a contract to design and deliver key elements of the network infrastructure that will underpin the new Emergency Services Network on the London Underground. Police Professional

RMT threatens all-out Underground strikes in driverless row Railnews

London slow to return to Underground compared with other European cities, Assembly hears OnLondon

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

Crossrail has today confirmed that it will miss the “summer 2021” opening date that had been expected, due to delays caused by the Covid lockdown. ianVisits

TfL and British Library reach deal over £400m Crossrail 2 impasse Building (£)

Mainline / Overground

Great Western Railway (GWR) has submitted proposals for a flexible ‘three days in seven’ ticket, as well as one allowing travel on four days a month. Transport Network

One of the two western entrances at Paddington station that was closed during Crossrail works has reopened. ianVisits

After months in which travellers have been urged to avoid using trains, the rail industry is launching a campaign to try to entice passengers back as safely as possible. Independent


Sadiq Khan announces “independent” review into TfL’s long term funding MayorWatch

TfL inflating journey times on its website Diamond Geezer

How Chatham resident Asquith Xavier changed racist rules at Euston Station Kent Online

New train converted from London Underground stock finally spotted in North Wales North Wales Live

An alternative London Underground is to be created with the help of Emma Watson and Reni Eddo-Lodge to pay homage to “women heroes”. Independent

Shaun Bailey has challenged London mayor Sadiq Khan’s claims that the number of Tf L employees earning over £100,000 had dropped during his tenure. CityAM

Thousands of extra hours have been spent cleaning commuter routes as rail operators deploy coronavirus-fighting guns on public transport. Standard

And finally: Train historian makes face masks with patterns from London’s Tube and bus seats ITV

The image above is from Sept 2011: A tour of the Crossrail tunnel portal at Royal Oak


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One comment
  1. ChrisC says:

    re trying to get people back on the trains it would help to generate passenger numbers and income if railcards (like the network card) had their expiry dates either extended now or a period added on to renewals to make up for the months we couldn’t use them.

    Railcard is being absolutly uselsss and the last update was in May!

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