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

Glow in the dark tube roundels go on sale

London Underground

Travellers lost nearly 1,000 items on the Tube – including golf clubs, shoes and underwear – during the busiest weekend of Christmas celebrations last year, Evening Standard

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

Sadiq Khan denies he was told earlier about Crossrail delays The Guardian

Crossrail’s latest issues begs the question, How do we judge success in transport megaprojects? Forbes

Mainline / Overground

Drivers and rail workers on South Western Railway will go ahead with two days of strike action in a long-running dispute over guards on trains. BBC News

TfL has formally awarded the contract that will let construction of the London Overground extension to Barking Riverside commence next year. IanVisits

London Paddington to reopen as repair work on several major train routes comes to an end Evening Standard

Extra New Year’s Eve train service from London to Oxford Oxford Mail

Miscellaneous

Woman smashes bottle on tube train showering passengers in shards of glass Mirror

Train punctuality falls to 13-year low amid bad weather, new timetables and strike action Sky News

And finally, Greggs opens at two more London stations Bakery Info

Image above is from June 2018: Glow in the dark tube roundels go on sale

from IanVisits http://bit.ly/2EPEs60