London’s weekly railway news #239 – London News and Events Guide


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

One of London’s airports gains a new train station

London Underground

How TfL is using predictive analytics to keep the Underground running Computer World

Metropolitan Line extension stalemate between mayor Sadiq Khan and government leaves TfL mulling bus scheme alternative CityAM

Tube ‘thought of the day’: The station where it started BBC News

Why is one end of a tube train more crowded than the rest? Diamond Geezer

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

A look at Woolwich station 1LondonBlog

Crossrail: Concerns over project as completion draws nearer BBC News

Unite leaders are threatening legal action against Balfour Beatty as a pay dispute on Crossrail intensifies. Construction Enquirer

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall open new London Power Tunnels project to supply electricity to Crossrail ITV

‘Extend Elizabeth Line to Southend airport’, says Stobart Aviation Travel Weekly

Video – How does a Crossrail engineer keep his career on track? GQ

Mainline / Overground

Man arrested at Caterham Station after being ‘racially abusive’ Local Guardian

Network Rail has apologised over a year-long delay to new lifts at Blackhorse Road Station. Waltham Forest Echo

A “disastrous” new trial crowd management system at Brockley Station has left queues with hundreds of people outside the station. News Shopper

‘Explosions’ heard as fire forces panicked commuters to flee packed rush hour train Evening Standard

HS2 has announced the winners of its phase 1 station design contracts and the shortlisted contractors for the two London stations. NCE

Train derailed after stretch of track was ‘not inspected for years after confusion over responsibility’ Evening Standard

Miscellaneous

British Transport Police officer sacked for punching handcuffed man detained under mental health act in South Hampstead Ham & High

A TfL events manager abused Tube staff and tried to kick a police officer after she was stopped from boarding a train home for being too drunk, Evening Standard

A man dressed as a penguin has been attacked on a train after being asked if he supported Tottenham Hotspur. ITV

TfL ‘can’t pay the interest-only mortgage’ BBC News

TfL apologises over ‘sexist’ Emily Davison joke on centenary of women’s suffrage Local Guardian

East Meets West Under the Streets of London (Mile End and Gants Hill Underground stations, London, UK) The Beauty of Transport

An ‘inconsiderate’ commuter was outed this week after he was caught asking a blind man to move his guide dog aside – just so he could get down a London Underground escalator a bit faster. Lad Bible

The team behind plans to turn a 1.2km derelict railway line into a garden walkway are crowdfunding for building costs after a study gave it the thumbs up. Ham & High

And finally, Reckless YouTube pranksters slammed by police and rail workers after inflating bouncy castle at Waterloo station Evening Standard

Image above is from August 2011: One of London’s airports gains a new train station



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