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Unusually large passengers, strikes, re-routing and Crossrail: it’s London’s latest transport news

Posted at 2:15 pm, November 26, 2014 in Transport

Tube GIF: never-ending tube train looks like it's going towards you forever (or away from you!)[Photo: Robbie Khan]

Hey transport fans, here’s some hot London news…

The Jubilee line is now stopping at Bond Street. Phew
Round of applause for the people working to connect the new ticket hall to the station at Bond Street station. Work has been completed ahead of schedule meaning that as of yesterday, customers can once again change and alight at Bond Street. The station will be fully open by mid-December.

Northern line workers are striking next week. Damn
Northern line commuters, prepare yourselves for a potential strike next week. Staff are set to walk out in protest from 4.44am on Monday December 1 until 4.43am on Tuesday Dec 2 over the sacking of one of the drivers. The driver was fired for drinking on duty but RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said that the allegations were ‘totally untrue‘.

Fare Free Friday returns. Yay!
Last week’s Fare Free Friday (November 14) ended up being the busiest day in tube history. You lot loved it so much that it’s happening again this Friday (November 28). Those of you with a contactless MasterCard get to travel in and around London for free by touching in and out with your card and getting the cost refunded.

The D8 bus will now be re-routed to serve the Olympic Park etc.
It’s now going to be much easier to visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Aquatics Centre and ArcelorMittal Orbit. Why? TfL is re-routing the D8 bus so it runs via Carpenters Road and Pool Street. Boom.

 

Wait, what? Amy Gray snapped this pic of a seemingly sizeist and hugely offensive reason for the train delay. But put your placards down, it was just a silly mistake. The message was intended to read ‘unusually large passenger flow‘. Whoops!

Crossrail update
The first bit of track has been laid down for Crossrail. At long last! Only a few more years to go before it’s all complete. For now get taking a #Tunnelselfie for your chance to win a guided tour of a section of Crossrail’s new rail tunnels in 2015. All the details are here.

By Laura Sagar

For more transport news take a look at:

Did you travel on the busiest day in tube history?

Disabled Londoner to take on the Underground Tube Challenge

Video: mesmerising timelapse of rush hour at London Bridge

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