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

The picture above is from November 2017: Pictures from the upgrades to the Bakerloo line’s tunnel

London Underground

A man sat next to a Muslim woman on a busy Tube train and shouted racist abuse into her ear before she could safely leave the train and contact the police. Tell mom

A miniature boarding ramp that could close the gap between tube trains and platforms is to be tested at a number of Jubilee line stations to see if it should be rolled out across the network. ianVisit

What is the most popular metro journey? Diamond Geezer

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

Heathrow Airport is launching a new campaign to celebrate the newly opened Elizabeth route to Heathrow with an OOH and digital campaign. Little black book

Since the Elizabeth line opened in May 2022, more than 60 million journeys have been made, including 30 million journeys on the central section. ianVisit

Main line / Overground

London Overground rail workers were subjected to a “toxic” culture of racist bullying, an employment tribunal has found. Local Times Series

Plans to build an extra station at Castle Green on the newly opened Barking Riverside extension of the London Overground are being worked on by Transport for London (TfL) and Barking and Dagenham Council. ianVisit

The real ‘black hole’ in the UK economy is HS2 – let’s kill this monstrosity for good The Guardian

Live-saving defibrillators are now installed at every station on the South East network, including in Kent and parts of East Sussex. ITV

A wheelchair-bound south London mum said South East staff had failed to help her on several occasions, allowing other passengers to help get her off trains. News Shopper

Avanti train staff so demoralized by rail chaos they refuse to wear uniform iNews

People using the Bakerloo line or the London Overground in north-west London will have to find alternative routes at the end of December as both lines will be closed for a week of engineering. ianVisit


TfL has announced that Saba has been awarded its parking contract following a recent procurement process. TransportXtra

Overweight student who couldn’t fit on Tube seat sheds nine stone to become bodybuilding champion CoventryLive

Arsenal Football Club has expanded its range of London Underground clothing, with a new range based on Arsenal tube station. ianVisit

Transport secretary meets unions in race to end rail strike Telegraph (£)

Train stations in England will allow passengers to download a travel information service in Welsh for the first time. Nation Cymru

Is a plane really faster than a train? I put it to the test from London to Lyon Euronews

And finally: Borough station with its vintage Otis elevators in 1985 YouTube

The picture above is from November 2017: Pictures from the upgrades to the Bakerloo line’s tunnel


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