London’s weekly railway news #211 – IanVisits


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

Photos from the roof above King’s Cross Station

London Underground

The RMT is calling for an independent inquiry into “disastrous” job cuts on London Underground following the death of a passenger. BT News

Video – Working overnight at one of London’s busiest Tube stations BBC

Hot food will not be banned on the London Underground, TfL staff have confirmed. Metro

Less than 20 years after it was built, Southwark tube station’s distinctive sunken bowl entrance hall could be demolished if plans for a new oversite development are approved. IanVisits

King’s Cross station testing green lines on the platforms Diamond Geezer

Commuters will be greeted by a greener scenery as they step off the train after a station in Richmond received funds for a make-over. Local Guardian

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Four men who worked on the upgrade to Farringdon railway station have been jailed after being found guilty of corruption and fraud. GCR

The long planned Crossrail 2 line, linking South-West London to North-East London has taken a tentative step forward, if funding can be secured. IanVisits

The Crossrail project has provided the perfect opportunity for one firm to print and install 450m of hoarding graphics for the development. Sign Link

New images released by Crossrail highlight the progress being made with the architectural fit out of the future Elizabeth line underground stations IanVisits

Mainline/Overground

Why capacity won’t increase on Southeastern Metro any time soon London Reconnections

First class compartments will disappear from crowded commuter trains, the Transport Secretary has pledged, Telegraph

An early morning train service from Surrey to London is one of the most overcrowded in England and Wales. 964 Eagle

The Gospel Oak to Barking electrification works that were meant to finish last month have been delayed until January 2018 CityAM

Miscellaneous

A pensioner who forced a £10 note into the mouth of a fellow rail passenger after helping himself to food and drink from a first class train compartment, has been found guilty of assault. Telegraph

King’s Lynn takeaway boss expresses “shock” when told that he can’t just copy the London Underground logo for his restaurant Lynn News

A music video filmed on the London Underground has proven to be popular Clash Music

A 40-minute television show from 1989 shows 48 hours in the life of Angel tube station, IanVisits

Sadiq Khan pledges his support for Camden Highline proposal Ham & High

And finally, At Oakwood Station on the Piccadilly Line is a sign full of useful information … if a little out-of-date. Caroline’s Miscellany

Image above is from Sept 2013: Photos from the roof above King’s Cross Station



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