A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…
Angel station closures on one in five days due to staff shortages Islington Gazette
‘He called Euston ‘Whitney Houston!’ – Tube driver goes rogue whilst announcing stops Standard
Staff shortages repeatedly shut down step-free access at tube stations Disability News
London Underground is taking action to reduce the noise in tube tunnels by testing new rail track fastenings that should reduce the amount of track noise being heard inside the tube trains. ianVisits
Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan rides London Underground The News
Elizabeth line / Crossrail
Residents of a South London town are split over the newly-arrived Elizabeth Line as some said it was pricing them out of the area. South London Press
A sponsored walk along the length of the Elizabeth line is taking place in October, raising money for the Railway Children charity. ianVisits
Mainline / Overground
London contactless pay-as-you-go rail travel coming to c2c Echo News
Fire under railway arches near London Bridge ‘severely disrupts’ train services Standard
HS2: The case for and against Britain’s biggest infrastructure project Big Issue
Tube stations were shut and roads became impassable after heavy rain flooded parts of London. BBC News
Could New York’s transport funding system hold the answer to TfL’s financial woes? Centre for Cities
The Transport for London chief left the equivalent role in New York because politicians made his job impossible. Sound familiar? OnLondon
Addison Lee are to continue their £5 increase in fares during planned tube and bus strikes in London in a bid to encourage more drivers out onto the roads. Taxi Point
In praise of British Rail Prospect
How Transport for London plans to build 20,000 new homes The Guardian
And finally: A father and son from St Neots are preparing to embark on a London Underground tube marathon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Hunts Post
The image above is from August 2020: Impulsoria – the Victorian horse powered railway
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