London’s weekly railway news #215 – IanVisits


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

Extending the Northern Line to Peckham and Streatham

London Underground

Calls for Latimer Road Station to close for Notting Hill Carnival amid fears of trouble near Grenfell HuffPo

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

Crossrail funding contributions from developers forecast to hit £600m target a year ahead of schedule CityAM

With over half the escalators now installed in the new Elizabeth line stations, new timelapse video and photos released by Crossrail highlights current progress. IanVisits

New Elizabeth Line trains bugged by insect problem in early testing RTM

Mainline / Overground

Passenger spits in the face of East Croydon station manager after ticket dispute Croydon Advertiser

Unions protest outside London Waterloo over new Surrey rail operator’s ‘refusal’ to clarify guarantees over staffing and driver-only operation Get Surrey

Brixton Arches trader challenges Network Rail boss Brixton Blog

Train partly derails near London Paddington station in second incident this week Independent

Back to the Future: (Re)lengthening and Shortening at Waterloo London Reconnections

DLR

Bank station fire alert: DLR halted after track fire breaks out in tunnel Standard

DLR will come under pressure as trains avoid key London stations The Wharf

Miscellaneous

How to get cheap train tickets, if you’re not British Diamond Geezer

A schizophrenic man repeatedly stabbed a train passenger in an unprovoked attack after yelling “I want to kill all the Muslims”, a court has heard. BBC News

The art of mapping London’s transport networks IanVisits

And finally, protesters against the HS2 rail link have joined clergy in a memorial service to mark the impending exhumation of 60,000 bodies and the felling of 100 century-old trees around Euston station The Guardian

Image above is from Feb 2015: Extending the Northern Line to Peckham and Streatham



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