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

Taking a look at HS2’s huge Old Oak Common station

London Underground

When is the London Underground quieter to travel on Diamond Geezer

Hampstead Underground’s reduced hours are a ‘scandal’, says opposition leader Ham & High

Tube network getting busier as people return to work Metro

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

Crossrail experienced a downturn in productivity during the Covid-19 lockdown due to its supply chain partners furloughing workers, it has emerged. NCE (£)

Mainline / Overground

Biffa cuts emissions by transporting waste by rail Circular

A Network Rail report into how to manage capacity on the Essex Thameside region, operated by C2C has suggested that they may need to move Fenchurch Street station. ianVisits

Solved: the mystery of the uncomfortable train seats The Spectator

Access all areas at Coulsdon South as £3m bridge is finished Inside Croydon

No trains at Kings Cross during the first weekend of Sept ianVisits

Mace has been chosen to provide project management services for the Brent Cross West Station development in North London PCB Today

Direct rail services from North Wales to London will re-start next month. North Wales Live


TfL keyworkers operating out of Watford Met station were given a surprise thank you gift of 100 specially prepared lunches last week. Watford Observer

Man knocked unconscious at Clapham Junction station during row over face masks ITV

Two weeks left to claim back hundreds of pounds on unused travelcards as deadline for refunds approaches The Sun

And finally: Gloucester man to walk entire length of London Underground to raise money for charity Gloucestershire Live

The image above is from August 2019: Taking a look at HS2’s huge Old Oak Common station


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  1. CityLover says:

    You missed today’s great news about Xrail

  2. JP says:

    Good old “Speccie”! Some decent detective work for the sake of all our behinds.
    Knew it: faceless, names-withheld, professionally unaccountable therefore pen-pushers of Brussels and Whitehall have condemned us all to a decade or two of (safe) uncomfortable journeys.
    As my grandmother would have said of them:
    ‘The problem with those sorts of people is they have no bottom.’

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