Fri. May 20th, 2022

A weekly overview of London’s rail transport news …

The Northern Line tunnel – bombed and flooded in 1940 – and still closed

London Underground

Brixton station Pride roundel disappears a week after the installation SW Londoner

Thousands sign petition urging Sadiq Khan to reintroduce Night Tube Standard

Westminster tube station evacuated due to billowing smoke BBC News

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

With work on Crossrail’s Elizabeth line heading into its final stages, staff morale and well-being are being prioritized, according to TfL Commissioner Andy Byford. NCE (£)

Mainline

Siemens Mobility joins a growing list of complainants against HS2 Railway Technology

Transport to London is ready to take on the local rail services operated by the “honestly” south-east, Greenwich Council leader Danny Thorpe has said. 853

There has been a flood of serious incidents on the part of HS2 provided by a joint venture between Skanska / Costain / Strabag in London, the Unite union has claimed Construction News (£)

The Accounting Officer is considering an investigation into the Southeastern Railway’s auditors after the operator hid £ 25 million it owed to the Treasury. The Telegraph (£)

Analysis of Southeasters’ latest accounts shows a pension scheme for its current, former and retired employees with liabilities of 1.56 billion. Pound. The scheme has assets of just £ 887 million, leaving a deficit of £ 675 million. The Times (£)

This month, work on the Surbiton station will begin with the addition of a new deck to the existing walkway at the ‘London end’ of platforms 3 and 4, along with eight additional ticket gates to which a new staircase has access. ianVisit

Miscellaneous

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s handling of TfL finances and snubbed Khan’s plan to impose a £ 5.50 charge on those who drove into London. ByAM

Fascinating colored images have emerged and tell the story of the London Underground in the 20th century – from trilby hats and antique carriages to a belly dancer advertising Turkish Delight. Daily mail

Why Sony PlayStation took over London Tube stations The Drum

Activists staging an underground protest over HS2 works in London have dropped all charges against them. BBC news

A petition has been created calling on the mayor of London and TfL to move Woolwich from zone 4 to zone 3 on the tube zone travel zones. ianVisit

Transport to London gives rise to more government aid and says the end of rescue operations ‘is in sight’ OnLondon

And finally: the council orders Wapping Overground station flowers removed due to no license East End Inquirer

The picture above is from October 2011: the Northern Line tunnel – bombed and flooded in 1940 – and still closed

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