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

Canals, spies & politics – the Crossrails that weren’t built

London Underground

London Underground and Balfour Beatty fined £433,000 after worker crushed GCR

Bank tube station gets a new entrance under the Bloomberg building IanVisits

H&M Brings Scented Posters to the London Underground Retail
Tech News

Mistakes on the tube map Diamond
Geezer

Elizabeth line / Crossrail 

Crossrail and HS2 chairman Sir Terry Morgan resigns Construction
News

The departing chairman of Crossrail has cast doubt on Sadiq Khan’s claim that
he only knew about the delay in Crossrail two days before the announcement. LBC

TfL and Crossrail to pay £15m to Canary Wharf Group if Elizabeth Line
station is not complete by 2021 CityAM

Average rents along the Elizabeth Line in London have increased at more than
double the rate of the London average over the last six year, a new study has
found. Property
Wire

Electricians working on Crossrail’s Whitechapel Station project say they
have been left in the dark about possible redundancies in the run-up to
Christmas. Construction
Enquirer

Mainline / Overground

Wallington Girls’ Gospel Choir was given the rare chance to sing at a major
train station in London this past weekend. Local
Guardian

This is what it’s really like to be a female train driver with Southern
Railway Evening
Standard

Commuters have hit out after a train made an unscheduled stop at Watford so Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and his squad could get to a game. MENCost to taxpayer of disrupted Southeastern franchise process to hit £6.5 million Murky Depths

Miscellaneous

Transport for London’s Oyster card and contactless payment travel system is
to be extended, the Department for Transport has announced. BBC
News

A mother has slammed passengers on the London Underground after they ignored
her autistic son’s distressed screams for help. Metro

Three companies are left in the race to become TfL’s investment partner for
the delivery of more than 3,000 build-to-rent homes across the capital. Inside
Housing

Elizabeth line inspired artworks sell for more than £100,000 to raise money
for charity Architects
Journal

Romford station worker walks 63 miles and raises more than £2,600 for
Samaritans Romford
Recorder

And finally, Buy a bit of an old Jubilee line tube train IanVisits

Image above is from Jan 2018: Canals,
spies & politics – the Crossrails that weren’t built

from IanVisits https://ift.tt/2EjMdB4