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TfL publishes the Elizabeth line Design Idiom

London Underground

Waterloo and City line suspended until early January ianVisits

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

A “structural problem” at Ilford station threatens to delay the last work left on the Network Rail’s program for Crossrail station upgrades. NCE

A lack of developer funding has left a gap of £ 8 million in the cost of paying for the design of Woolwich’s future Elizabeth line station. ianVisits

Mainline / Overground

HS2 boss warns ‘incredible momentum’ for 2022 Standard

The construction of what will be Britain’s longest railway bridge has taken a step forward as the casting of the first of 56 concrete piers has been completed. ianVisits

Thousands of Railway Workers Spend Christmas Working on ‘Massive’ ITV Rail Upgrades

Southern Railway suspends services to Victoria Station until January 10 ianVisits


Improved connections between Shadwell Overground and DLR suggested ianVisits


Students walk 110 subway stops in London to raise money for homelessness organizations SW Londoners

Labor is stepping up the fight to save London’s transport lifeline in the 2022 Labor List

A woman from Eastbourne was left overwhelmed with joy after her partner fell to his knees in a surprising courtship at London Victoria station, with a little help from Southern Trains. ON TV

Pandemic London: How have the city’s travel habits changed? OnLondon

A review of plans to build over London’s WSP railway

Inside TfL’s lost property office: Urns full of ashes, 15,615 telephones and a double mattress Metro

Fundraiser runs between over 250 London Underground stations to raise money for cancer charity Scottish Sun

Why Pandemic Must Not Pause Railway Investment Policy

And finally: Low on passengers, low on memory: A bad day on the London Underground The Register

The picture above is from December 2017: TfL publishes the Elizabeth line Design Idiom

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