London’s weekly railway news #205 – IanVisits

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

Looking down a Victorian pumping shaft in Docklands

London Underground

TfL has revealed the hottest Tube line in London during summer Standard

Upgrades for the Next Train Indicators on the sub-surface lines Diamond Geezer

Cooling the tube – Engineering heat out of the Underground IanVisits

TfL told to stop ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ announcements at Tufnell Park tube station Camden New Journal

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

A Crossrail security guard from Shadwell, Tower Hamlets, has been jailed for six years for trying to join Islamic State in Syria. Wharf

Crossrail announce trainee train driver positions available at their Old Oak Common Depot in London Essex Live


The Queen has joined celebrations marking the 175th anniversary of the first train journey taken by a British monarch. BBC News

Calls to limit ‘fare penalties’ on high speed trains between London and Ebbsfleet Garden City Kent News


A Transport for London worker accused of acting as a sham bride in an immigration scam appeared in court CourtNews

Lord Adonis has played down fears that the General Election result will pose a threat to planned major infrastructure projects, including HS2 and Crossrail 2 Rail

TfL creates AI chatbot to tell you when your train’s delayed IT Pro

Armed police stormed a packed train station to arrest a man who allegedly claimed to have a gun and links to ISIS. Mirror

The British Transport Police is providing up to 10% fewer officers than TfL is paying it for, MayorWatch

And finally, This London Underground busker makes more money working two hours a day than he did in his full-time office job Business Insider

The image above is from April 2012: Looking down a Victorian pumping shaft in Docklands

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