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New artwork at Piccadilly Circus subway station honors Frank Pick

London Underground

Mask-wearing ‘openly ignored on a large scale’ on London Underground ITV

Removing the Bakerloo Line extension would be ‘harmful action’, says Council Standard

Elizabeth line / Crossrail

Crossrail has finally entered the final phase of preparations Diamond Geezer

TfL is considering publishing unedited reports on the Crossrail Problem Building

Mainline / Overground

The operator behind the Gatwick Express and Thameslink is being sued for £ 73 million over allegations that three million passengers have been routinely overpriced for London train journeys. Standard

Lumo: why the latest train connection from Edinburgh-London could wean us off planes and roads The Conversation

Campaigns that launched a new legal battle to stop what they fear will be serious harm to the Chilterns say they remain “deeply concerned” – after their challenge was thrown out by a judge. Bucks Free Press

Miscellaneous

A railway plan punishing London will also be a train wreck for the regions The Guardian

London transport ‘will start to crumble’ without investment, warns Sadiq Khan Standard

It is less well known than it should be, but job seekers can claim half-price travel on the railways and London buses with a free Southwark News Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card, ianVisits

Train passengers will be able to travel by train between Rome or Naples in Italy to the UK on a single day next year – but only northbound and only on Sundays. Independent

The train ride from London to Edinburgh was once something to wonder about. Can it be again? The Guardian

Southwark Liberal Democrats have doubled their calls for the £ 63m spent by the council on upgrading the Elephant and Castle tube station to pay for a tram network instead of Southwark News

And finally: the Stratford station in east London has taken the title as Britain’s busiest train station, though mainly because the pandemic spoiled train journeys to the major stations elsewhere in the country. ianVisits

The picture above is from November 2016: New artwork in Piccadilly Circus subway station honors Frank Pick

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