A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…
Investigation underway after Amersham track worker struck by London Underground train Buckinghamshire Live
TfL testing a world-first idea for cooling the London Underground ianVisits
Elizabeth line / Crossrail
Ending main contractor involvement at Bond Street station early has saved TfL just shy of £100M, according to the Greater London Authority oversight committee’s latest assessment of TfL procurement. NCE
How London’s new subway line helped create the biggest man-made nature reserve in Europe ZME Science
Mainline / Overground
Paddington station: Platform blocked after wheelie bin falls on rails BBC News
London mayor Sadiq Khan has said the new Barking Riverside Overground station will be a “game changer” as he warned public transport around the capital still faces cuts. Standard
Commuters on South Western Railway (SWR) are being promised better WiFi and more station toilets, benches and waiting rooms. South London Press
High Speed 2 did not adequately stress the benefits the high-speed railway would bring to the UK, industry figures have said. Construction News
TfL was granted a week extension of the current government funding. City AM
Man racially abuses police officer after robbery attempt on District Line Local London
A train fare dodger from Croydon has been ordered to pay nearly £400 over a dodged £8 fare. News Shopper
Elderly victims duped in £13 million Crossrail homes fraud Standard
And finally: Concealed parts of Shepherd’s Bush tube station dating from its original construction in 1900 will be visible again, as the London Transport Museum adds the station to its itinerary of Hidden London tours. ianVisits
The image above is from July 2013: London Underground Signal Box gets Listed Status
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