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

The image above is from November 2016: Bond Street tube station’s private tunnel to Selfridges

London Underground

Metro passengers may be able to stream the World Cup final on Underground 4G Standard

A woman has broken the world record for the longest ever journey on the London Underground – lasting 48 hours Times Series

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

A problem which caused some customers to be overcharged when using the new Elizabeth Line has been fixed BBC News

Main line / Overground

Lawsuits launched against Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink after millions paid for fares London Litigation Finance Journal

The RMT’s Mick Lynch said rail strikes planned around Christmas would still go ahead, but added the union had “started a dialogue” after an initial meeting with the new transport secretary, Mark Harper. Guardian

Britain can still afford the controversial HS2 rail project despite “challenging times”, according to a cabinet minister. ITV

HS2 opens giant conveyor belt in West London ianVisits

Efforts to restore rail services between London and Reading have been hampered after a crack was found in part of the railway track. BBC news

Customers are calling for more trains to run between South Essex and London, with passenger numbers nearing pre-pandemic levels. Echo News

Southeastern route change draws protests to Blackheath railway station South London Press

Controversial plans for a major redevelopment of Liverpool Street station have opened for public consultation. ianVisit

UK train cancellations hit highest level on record The Guardian

New North Wales trains revealed as direct services to London to restart next month North Wales Live

Stansted Airport wants London train service to return to pre-pandemic levels Airport World

The pandemic-induced wobble in which Waterloo station lost the title of UK’s busiest station to Stratford station has been reversed, although rail traffic is still down to pre-pandemic levels. ianVisit


Two men taken to hospital after being stabbed on board the Victoria Line train Standard

Meet the man behind a London Underground-style map of a staggering 618 Leeds pubs and clubs Yorkshire Evening Post

Katie Price’s son Harvey granted his wish to make train announcements to Yahoo News

And finally: Mapped: The cheapest pint near every tube stop in London

The image above is from November 2016: Bond Street tube station’s private tunnel to Selfridges


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