A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…
The Southeastern rail franchise, operated by Govia has been extended again, to April 2020 – but wont now be put up for formal tender to be renewed after that.
Although the opening of the line has been delayed to whenever, and the costs are uncertain, works are still going on inside the Crossrail stations.
It arrived in the 1940s, and has been in Cornwall ever since, but a former London Underground railway carriage is up for sale.
Tapping into some unspent local developer funding, a local group has managed to get two vintage London Underground clocks for their railway station.
Prepare to see a very rare sight on the Metropolitan line this coming August Bank Holiday, with a special locomotive tour taking place.
A radical rebuild of Colindale tube station on the Northern line has been approved by Barnet Council.
The London Overground station at Watford High Street is having to close for upgrade works next month to repair an aging staircase.
People traveling along part of the Jubilee line will soon be able to use their mobile phones while still in the tunnels.
This coming August bank holiday is not a time to be using King’s Cross station, as a lot of the lines will be closed.
At Battersea Power Station station, the civils team have been drawing their activities to a close as the site transitions into the ‘fit out’ stage of works with multiple specialist sub-contractors now on board.
One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past few months. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this will inform you.
Last September, a Jubilee line train was driven at over 60km/h between two stations with its doors open in several carriages, a report from the Rail Accident investigation has found.