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

The picture above is from October 2016: The private monorail tunnel under North London

London Underground

Earlier this year, a brand new entrance was added to make it easier to get in and out of High Street Kensington tube station. ianVisit

Fears that E&C’s new tube station could become ‘white elephant’ SE1

Knightsbridge tube station on the Piccadilly line has a new entrance to replace one that closed a few years ago. ianVisit

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

Greenwich Council is still £6.2m short of next year’s Woolwich Crossrail bill 853

Sadiq Khan says pedestrianization of Oxford Street remains his ‘dream’ as Elizabeth line prepares to deliver thousands more customers to area Yahoo News

Crossrail stations dominate Ealing Civic Society Award shortlist ActonW3

A nature reserve famous for migratory birds (and partly built with Crossrail tunnels) could soon become a natural heritage site after an official bid was launched. Echo News

The new timetable has been released for the Elizabeth line showing how services will change when through services from Shenfield to Paddington and Abbey Wood to Reading become available. ianVisit

Main line / Overground

Ticket office staff will be forced to roam the railway station platforms as kiosks up and down the country are closed, the railway minister has indicated. MSN

Farewell tour for British Rail Class 315 train ianVisits

The first phase of Britain’s new HS2 high-speed rail is running “many billions” of pounds over its £40.3bn budget and the Treasury has called for further potential cuts to the project, according to an internal review. FT (£)

The future of the long-awaited new Stanford-le-Hope railway station could be at risk after delays, councilors fear. Your Thurrock

Alstom has signed a train support contract with Govia Thameslink Railway worth approximately £256 million. Global Railway Review

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt told backbench Conservative MPs that he is committed to the HS2 high-speed rail project linking London with Manchester. Bloomberg (£)

Runaway engineering train at London Liverpool Street station Rail Accident Investigation Branch


Increased age of eligibility for 60 plus photocards is being assessed by TfL Romford Recorder

A British mother has been criticized as “rude” for confronting a fellow T passenger about “looking at her phone” after he asked about photographs from an art exhibition she was browsing. Daily mail

And finally: Two train stations in Tokyo will undergo the Harry Potter transformation Wion News

The picture above is from October 2016: The private monorail tunnel under North London


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