Posted 10th November 2022 | No Comments

London Underground at virtual standstill as RMT staff walk out

There are very few trains running on the London Underground today because the RMT is staging a 24-hour strike. Transport for London said it was also not expecting to run any London Overground services on the lines from Liverpool Street to Enfield Town, Cheshunt and Chingford, while both Overground and DLR trains may not be stopping at stations managed by London Underground. Elizabeth Line services did not call at stations between Bond Street and Whitechapel before 07.00 this morning, and will not do so again after 22.30 this evening. There could be some further disruption early tomorrow until services can return to normal.

First electrification masts appear on Valley Lines

The first masts are being installed on the Valley Lines in South Wales, as electrification gets into its stride. Work has started at Radyr, but the overhead will eventually cover 170km of track to Treherbert, Aberdare, Merthyr, Rhymney and Coryton, as well as the Bay and City Lines. However, Transport for Wales is concerned that local people may not appreciate the new hazards facing trespassers where there are 25kV cables. Sgt Tomos Van Praet from British Transport Police said: ‘With the new electrified lines being installed, it is especially important that parents talk to their children about the dangers of the railway.’