London’s weekly railway news #207 – IanVisits


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

Unbuilt London: The High-Speed Railplane Monorail

London Underground

City Road and York Road: Story of Islington’s abandoned Tube stations Islington Gazette

London Underground is to increase investment in cleaning the tube tunnels of their dirt and dust IanVisits

Commuters ‘stuck underground for an hour’ as signal failure causes huge delays on the Tube ITV

More details released about Camden tube station’s upgrade IanVisits

Six more stations are to be made step-free over the next five years. Standard

Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

London TravelWatch has urged the Government not to shelve the Crossrail 2 project which is vital to prevent further overcrowding on busy routes London Travelwatch

Mayor launches consultation on Community Infrastructure Levy to fund Crossrail 2 London First

Shenfield commuters are advised to take the first train available as Crossrail services start Essex Live

Fresh proposals from the mayor of London could see Crossrail extended into Gravesham in the coming years, but not as far as originally planned. Gravesend Reporter

Mainline/Overground

Southern Rail warned it will have to axe more than 1,100 train services on Thursday and Friday as drivers resume an indefinite overtime ban. Standard

A commuter group will take the Department for Transport to court this week over its handling of the Southern Rail franchise. Croydon Advertiser

Miscellaneous

Goodmayes mental health patient who thought she was an MI5 agent killed by train at Stratford station Illford Recorder

The London Assembly has unanimously chastised the Mayor of London, during a Plenary meeting with Transport of London. London Gov

Two TfL bosses will propose to not receive their annual bonus for this financial year because of the Croydon tram crash. Croydon Advertiser

Number of TfL workers being paid more than £100,000 grows to 515 Standard

And finally, A lost squirrel somehow managed to get stuck on a London Underground train. Metro

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