London’s weekly railway news

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

The image above is from August 2021: Disused tube station – Waddesdon Manor[1]

London Underground

A new ticket hall for Elephant & Castle Tube station in south London has been excavated in close proximity to live tunnels within challenging geology. GE Plus[2]

More of the London Underground has mobile phone coverage after it was switched on in the Central line between Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road ianVisits[3]

Elizabeth line

Real fight needed on Elizabeth Line pay Workers Liberty[4]

Mainline / Overground

Travel disruption between Reading and London Paddington due to animals on the tracks Slough Express[5]

Upgrade work that closed parts of the Bakerloo line and the London Overground over the past few weeks has now been completed, Network Rail has confirmed. ianVisits[6]

London bound couple kicked off GWR train because of their converted e-bike eBike Tips[7]

A large “sugar cube” that’s being built as part of HS2’s station at Euston has been topped out, marking the completion of their first above ground structure at the station. ianVisits[8]

Eurostar bosses say combination of Brexit and Covid mean firm can’t afford to stop trains in Kent Kent Online[9]

Train companies have been accused of closing London ticket offices by stealth after admitting they had stopped hiring staff to fill vacancies. Standard[10]

The Mayor of London has indicated his support for a southern rail link to Heathrow Airport and suggested that there could be progress on getting something started. ianVisits[11]

London’s most unloved ticket office has not sold a single ticket for a year ITVX[12]

A backlash against plans to close most rail station ticket offices in England has led to a delay in the process. BBC News[13]


Harry Potter fans brave rail strikes for Back to Hogwarts Day at King’s Cross Standard[14]

Pint pumps have gone dry in a popular Kentish Town pub – after its owners shut the doors due to the closure of the Tube station for a year. Camden New Journal[15]

A man was sexually assaulted on a London Underground service after checking if he was on the right train. ITVX[16]

A bonkers alt tube map feat. clockwork trains and a Sedan Chair replacement service Londonist[17]

Piers Morgan looks uncomfortable as he travels on crowded London tube for the first time in 30 years to get to the National Television Awards Daily Mail[18]

Artisanal cheese Tube advert banned by TfL for promoting unhealthy diet Standard[19]

A decision to ban the posters for Operation Mincemeat on the London Underground has been reversed following meetings with Transport for London The Stage[20] (£)

And finally: A row has broken out after a rail passenger was allegedly threatened with being reported to police due to the smell of his feet. Andover Advertiser[21]

The image above is from August 2021: Disused tube station – Waddesdon Manor[22]


  1. ^ Disused tube station – Waddesdon Manor (
  2. ^ GE Plus (
  3. ^ ianVisits (
  4. ^ Workers Liberty (
  5. ^ Slough Express (
  6. ^ ianVisits (
  7. ^ eBike Tips (
  8. ^ ianVisits (
  9. ^ Kent Online (
  10. ^ Standard (
  11. ^ ianVisits (
  12. ^ ITVX (
  13. ^ BBC News (
  14. ^ Standard (
  15. ^ Camden New Journal (
  16. ^ ITVX (
  17. ^ Londonist (
  18. ^ Daily Mail (
  19. ^ Standard (
  20. ^ The Stage (
  21. ^ Andover Advertiser (
  22. ^ Disused tube station – Waddesdon Manor (