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

The last days of Banbury’s railway signal boxes

London Underground

How Covid-safe is the London Underground? OnLondon

Are we ready to travel on underground trains? FT

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

Crossrail (finally) reaches Stage 2 of opening London Reconnections

Mainline / Overground

c2c Rail to hand out ‘face-covering exemption badges’ for people who can’t wear them Essex Live


Where the Victoria Line breaks through an Islington Square A London Inheritance

The UK Government is being urged to introduce rent cuts and payment holidays for retail tenants at railway stations to help them ride out the coronavirus pandemic. Retail Gazette

It would be a tragedy if coronavirus costs us the joys of train travel The Guardian

Covid train sanitiser company Zoono drops UK claim of 30-day protection Telegraph (£)

A variant on the classic London Underground tube map has been released, with all the stations renamed after astronomical objects and events. ianVisits

An Instagram model who filmed a man aggressively accosting her for going without a face mask on the Tube said he was the one not being conscious of coronavirus. Brinkwire

And finally: Going Underground with Dovetail Games’ Train Sim World 2 The Box Hub

The image above is from Aug 2016: The last days of Banbury’s railway signal boxes


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  1. Thanks, as ever. The FT article is behind a paywall, so deserves a “£”. What’s the gist of it please?

    • ADS says:

      Cleaning innovations (including using UV light)

      Information innovations – to tell potential passengers when trains are (or are usually) empty

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