London’s weekly railway news #240 – IanVisits

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

Photos – Watch a railway bridge being replaced

London Underground

A man died in an underpass at Westminster Tube station during the freezing cold weather Metro

Tube train pusher pleads guilty to attempted murder Sky News

Photos celebrating London to be on display at Walthamstow Central tube station Yellow Advertiser

Crossrail / Elizabeth line

A look at possible delays to the launch of the Elizabeth line London Reconnections

Crossrail will generate electricity using the wind created by trains Wired

TfL and Elizabeth Line station architects, Grimshaw Architects, gave brands a preview of the advertising units and opportunities yesterday. Campaign

Mainline / Overground

Thameslink trains resume stopping at London Bridge from Monday – first time in three years Murky Depths

Heathrow Southern Railway executive director Graham Cross has said tunnelling is his preferred option for the new 13km long “missing link” railway line connecting Heathrow Airport to the local network in the South East. Heathrow Rail

Dozens of commuters return to Kenley station to find their cars have ‘disappeared’ Croydon Advertiser

London Overground’s night trains extending to Highbury & Islington next week IanVisits

Commuters need to see action rather than words to improve the Braintree branch line, a rail campaigner has said.  Local Times

A direct rail link between Scunthorpe and London has moved a significant step closer after council bosses pledged to help put together a business case for the scheme. Scunthorpe Telegraph

Network Rail has pledged to install water fountains in the majority of its 17 managed UK stations by the end of the year. The Guardian

Network Rail has announced that London Bridge station will play host to a number of retail brands as part of its £1bn redevelopment. Retail Sector


Passengers invited to help improve Poplar DLR Station East London Advertiser


TfL is heading for an operational deficit of nearly £1bn next year following a fall in passenger numbers, raising concerns that the city’s transport system is being pushed to its limits. Financial Times (£)

Campaigners lose bid to block controversial rail ‘super-hub’ on Brent boundary Local Times

And finally, a cherished cat who “works” at a train station and is beloved by commuters has had her favourite spot spruced up by kind station staff. Croydon Advertiser

Image above is from April 2014: Photos – Watch a railway bridge being replaced

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