A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…
The London Overground is traditionally closed on Boxing Day, but this year, some of it will be running a service.
Network Rail has announced that a number of mainline stations are to be fitted with free Wi-Fi services from early next year.
A submission into the HS2 review has found that over 50 stations that are not part of the HS2 network will be able to offer more train services once HS2 is built.
A second entrance for Hackney Central station to deal with overcrowding is being explored as part of a joint project between the council and Transport for London.
This December will see the long arm of Transport for London (TfL) extending out to Reading as it takes over services from GWR between Paddington and Reading.
The Isle of Wight’s famous use of old London Underground trains is about to end one era and start a new, as its fleet of 1938 era tube trains are finally being retired.
The reports of how many trains arrive on time are to be shaken up, and the result could be to make train reliability appear to drop drastically.
The digital screens you see in stations with travel alerts are getting a refresh as TfL has started a trial of a new design.
In a meeting with Transport for London earlier today, Crossrail confirmed that it remains on track to open the Elizabeth line within the October 2020 to March 2021 window previously identified, but warned that there is still uncertainty about the opening date.
If you use Southeastern railway through Bexleyheath in South London, consider this a tip to book a week off work next February.