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....More than 67,000 people have signed a petition demanding Grayling pledge his immediate backing for the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme, including a new 30-minute rail link between Manchester and Leeds – a “Crossrail North”. It also asks Grayling to give Transport for the North the same powers as those enjoyed by Transport for London, so that it can raise private finance towards its own transport priorities. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....6% increase this year. The government likes to draw a line between so-called capital investment and revenue grants, whether it be in axing subsidies to Transport for London or declaring building HS2 won’t affect other public spending on the railway network. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Day of moaning declared in north of England over train woes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 05:00:03 AM
....More than 67,000 people have signed a petition demanding Grayling pledge his immediate backing for the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme, including a new 30-minute rail link between Manchester and Leeds – a “Crossrail North”. It also asks Grayling to give Transport for the North the same powers as those enjoyed by Transport for London, so that it can raise private finance towards its own transport priorities. ...
Seven ways to cut the cost of Britain’s rail tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 02:59:16 PM
....6% increase this year. The government likes to draw a line between so-called capital investment and revenue grants, whether it be in axing subsidies to Transport for London or declaring building HS2 won’t affect other public spending on the railway network. ...
Uber’s practices are morally unacceptable – but a boycott won’t help | Hannah Lownsbrough image
.... After pressure from SumOfUs members and Progress Alberta, this week the Canadian city of Edmonton voted against partnering with Uber to replace public transportation with the ride-sharing app. Now we are campaigning with GMB union asking Transport for London not to renew Uber’s licence to operate unless it guarantees safe working practices and basic employment rights. ...
Black cab turns green as all-new electric London taxi launches image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 11:50:20 AM
....Gubbey hopes to have up to 150 of the TX cabs on the capital’s streets by the year’s end, after the first deliveries begin in November. Under Transport for London (TfL) rules, all new black cabs from 1 January 2018 will need to be electric, or capable of producing zero emissions. ...
Bank of England: pay figures will fuel raging interest rate debate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 09:10:15 AM
.... This week, the look of the next generation of black cabs – electric models – will be revealed by The London Taxi Company (LTC). This new generation of battery-powered cabs is due to be ushered in from later this year as Transport for London moves to reduce toxic pollution from diesel engines. ...
Gig economy: there's an easy way to end abusive working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 09:00:07 PM
....Field and Forsey’s first report last year prompted the prime minister to appoint Matthew Taylor to review employment practices in the gig economy; the findings and recommendations are due to be published next week. The second, into Uber, encouraged Transport for London to grant the California taxi firm only a short-term licence while it consults on a new regulatory system. ...
All Volvo cars to be electric or hybrid from 2019 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 09:25:25 AM
....Volvo’s owner, Geely, also has interests in electric vehicles through its ownership of a £300m factory in Coventry that will build electric black cabs. The first zero-emission versions of the iconic cab, the TX5, will be delivered this year, before new Transport for London rules that require new black cabs to be battery-powered from 1 January. ...
Southern tried to run too many trains on poor infrastructure: report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:33:08 AM
.... The DfT subsequently found the money in January. Gibb suggested that parts of Southern would be better operated by Transport for London – an anathema to the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, who blocked plans by his predecessor for parts of national rail franchises to come under Labour-run London control. ...
Splendid isolation? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 12:02:19 AM
....It also has truly excellent transport links. After residents walk over the footbridge to the tube station, it is just a 20-minute ride into the very centre of London, according to Transport for London's journey planner. ...
TfL gets closer to offering full mobile coverage on the tube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:04:56 AM
. Mobile phone calls on the London Underground could soon be possible under plans by the mayor and Transport for London. ...
Crossrail 2 hits buffers as uncertainties over Brexit and election take hold image
....The omission of Crossrail 2 from the Conservative manifesto, in which other infrastructure projects were listed, was the clearest sign yet that there is little appetite in a Theresa May government for another London-based scheme. Although official reaction appears muted, constrained by the purdah rules of the pre-election period, insiders at Transport for London (TfL) fear that a cherished – and for them, critical – scheme is on the rocks. ...
Uber's London licence renewed for only four months image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 05:21:36 PM
....Uber’s licence to operate in London has been renewed but only for a period of four months, as transport authorities continue to deliberate whether to grant it a five-year licence. The decision over renewal has become the latest focus of controversy around the app-based taxi firm, with black-cab drivers and unions demanding that Transport for London reject the application without assurances over Uber’s operation and working practices. ...
Uber faces legal threat from union over London licence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:27:11 PM
....Uber has come under further pressure in London after a union threatened legal action if the capital’s transport authority renews the taxi app’s licence without guaranteeing more rights for drivers. In a legal letter sent this week, the GMB union warns Transport for London (TfL) that failure to impose conditions which guarantee income for Uber drivers while limiting their number in the city and the hours they can work would “breach the relevant standards of reasonableness and would accordingly be unlawful”. ...
Samsung Pay launches in UK to take on Apple Pay and Google Android Pay image
....Samsung has finally launched its contactless mobile payment solution in the UK, almost two years after its chief rival Apple Pay rolled out, and a full year after Android Pay. The new contactless payment system allows users of recent Samsung Galaxy S smartphones to pay for goods and services by tapping their handsets on contactless terminals, and pay for travel on Transport for London’s network of tube, train and bus services. ...
Business leaders want next government to build two more runways image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
....”. The IoD also urged a roadmap for building Crossrail 2, the north-south rail line that Transport for London has insisted will be crucial to meet the needs of the capital, particularly once HS2 is operational. ...
New Uber blow as European legal adviser says service should be licensed like taxis image
....Uber won a high court case in the UK in 2015 that ruled its app was legal in London. The case was brought by Transport for London after pressure from the city’s black cab and minicab drivers, who claimed the Uber app was being used as a taximeter. ...
Uber should lose its licence if it doesn't improve workers' rights, say drivers image
....A group of minicab drivers, many employed by Uber, have joined black-cab drivers and unions in calling for improved workers’ rights to be a condition of Uber being able to renew its London licence later this month. United Private Hire Drivers, which says it has 1,200 members and organised a go-slow protest blocking roads in the capital in November last year, is calling on Transport for London to insist Uber and other minicab drivers are guaranteed basic employment rights, including the minimum wage and holiday pay, under the terms of its new five-year licence. ...
Mine the gap: Transport for London hopes to profit from licensing its brand overseas image
.... Now the capital’s transport authority is seeking to generate cash to reinvest in its tube, train and bus services, using these design classics to sell branded products overseas. Transport for London (TfL) has struck its first global licensing deal, aiming to create a £100m a year branding business. ...
TfL to spend £18m on preparing London for new electric black cabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 04:24:18 PM
. Transport for London is spending £18m on upgrading the capital’s power grids to charge the first generation of battery-powered black cabs. ...
Uber contract 'gibberish', says MP investigating gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:01:33 AM
....Frank Field, chair of the work and pensions select committee that is carrying out an investigation into the so-called gig economy, said: “Quite frankly the Uber contract is gibberish. “They are well aware that many, if not most, of their drivers speak English as a second language – they recently lost a court case trying to escape Transport for London’s new English testing rules for private hire drivers – yet their contract is almost unintelligible. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
.... The ticket gate is waiting to swallow your data, via the swipe of a smart card, mobile phone or credit card. Transport for London (TfL) now has a bird's eye view of the estimated 4. ...
French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 03:08:24 PM
....The firm said it had taken the step after talks with Google had broken down because the tech company had been “unable to provide specific reassurances, policy and guarantees that their video or display content is classified either quickly enough or with the correct filters”. It comes after Google was forced to review its ad policies when the UK government joined a number of organisations, including the Guardian, BBC and Transport for London, in pulling advertising from Google and YouTube. ...
First class could be axed in next Southeastern rail franchise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:50:33 PM
....The DfT has launched a 10-week consultation to hear views of passengers in south-east London, Kent and East Sussex, with the new franchise to be let from 2018. However, the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has already ruled out the one change favoured by many, including Conservative MPs along the route, of transferring responsibility for inner London services to Transport for London. ...
London's new black cab secretly tested in Arctic Circle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 05:08:04 PM
.... . Figures from Transport for London - from 2013 - estimate that black taxis are responsible for 15% of the poisonous gases called nitrogen oxides produced by traffic in central London. ...
Budget 2017: Is G4S trying to bury its results on Wednesday? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:01:28 AM
....That followed Kalanick getting caught on camera patronising one of his drivers for not understanding the business – although if he’s really worried about comprehension, then he’ll be delighted Uber’s already getting outside help. Last week the firm lost a court battle with Transport for London, meaning drivers will have to pass a written English exam. ...
Uber loses legal test case over language image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:31:56 PM
....Uber has lost its attempt to prevent its drivers being forced to take English language tests. The ride-hailing app went to court after Transport for London (TfL) said that drivers should have to prove their ability to communicate in English. ...
Uber loses court case to block English-language written test in London image
....Mr Justice Mitting, presiding over the case, admitted that the requirement could see 40,000 drivers over three years either fail the test or be deterred from applying for a private hire vehicle licence. But he said Transport for London had no reasonable alternative to the exam, which lasts two hours, costs would-be drivers £200 and does not apply to black cabs. ...
Uber v TfL: court hears written English test will cost 33,000 drivers their jobs image
....A plan to force London minicab drivers to pass written English tests would put nearly a third of them out of business, the ride-hailing app Uber has argued. In a high court battle with Transport for London, lawyers for Uber said the transport body’s estimates suggest 33,000 drivers would either fail the test or be deterred from trying to renew their licence. ...
Quids in: why it’s time to get rid of your £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....” It’s understood the retailer’s self-service checkouts will also be ready. Transport for London says all stations on the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground and TfL Rail network will accept the new coin once it is launched. ...
Uber exploiting loophole to 'spread tentacles' across UK, union says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 05:55:20 PM
.... Nasser Hussain, 60, and Nisar Abbas, 37, had been found to be sharing penalty points for traffic offences with other drivers in order to avoid being banned. Despite this, they were able to get new cab licences from Transport for London, which permitted them to work legally using the Uber app in Southend, where Uber does not have an operators’ licence. ...
Sadiq Khan: government must pay drivers £3,500 to scrap diesel cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 07:05:00 AM
....”. The scheme, drawn up by Transport for London with the help of an economic consultancy, is designed to allow the government to fulfil its obligations under European law to clean up air quality. ...
Rising incomes mean nothing if prices rise even faster | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:05:43 AM
....David RedshawGravesend, Kent. London mayor, Sadiq Khan, should set an example on reducing pollution (Special Report) by instructing Transport for London to transfer spare electric trains from its Shenfield service to its newly electrified Barking-Gospel Oak route when they become available this summer, instead of its current plan to continue operating the route with diesel trains until its new electric trains are delivered in 2018. ...
Dieselgate: UK motorists file class-action suit against VW image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 09:26:28 AM
....The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has previously called for the capital’s drivers to be compensated, including £2. 5m for Transport for London in lost congestion charge payments. ...
London Underground strike kicks off week of tube, air and rail walkouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 09:14:07 PM
....All zone one stations are closed, along with all those on the Victoria, and Waterloo and City lines. Transport for London has put on extra buses, but said roads and National Rail services would be much busier than usual, slowing journeys for all commuters. ...
Tube strike: services to be severely reduced as second union walks out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 12:39:58 PM
....”. Transport for London advised passengers that there will be a severely reduced service across the tube network on Sunday evening and all day on Monday because of the strike. ...
Southern rail, London Underground and BA staff to go ahead with strikes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 04:25:48 PM
.... The strike would see most tube stations in central London closed throughout Monday and only limited services in outer boroughs. Transport for London said it would put on extra buses but, with more than 4m tube journeys made daily, roads and national rail services would be much busier than usual. ...
Rising fares and crowded trains: the misery of Britain's rail users image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 07:00:21 AM
....He says he pays £179 a month for a zone 1-4 travelcard. His line has recently been taken over by London Overground, operated by Transport for London. ...
The Guardian view on Southern rail: the wrong kind of minister | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:46:36 PM
.... The transport secretary is presiding over the biggest rail strike since privatisation in 1994 and, rather than do all he can to resolve it, he appears to be playing the most mischievously political role possible. Such behaviour is of a piece with a man who last week was revealed to have objected to Transport for London taking over suburban rail services, a proposal of the then mayor Boris Johnson, because it could give more power to a Labour mayor. ...
Southern rail strike: 48-hour walkout causes chaos for commuters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:27:44 AM
....". London Mayor Sadiq Khan has repeated his offer to put Transport for London (TfL) in control of Southern rail and other commuter lines, saying passengers had been "abandoned by the government". ...
VW 'dieselgate' payout offer outrageously low, says Sadiq Khan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 06:33:07 PM
.... He asked for information on the extent to which the defeat device software helped the vehicles obtain approval, so he can consider what options are open for him to intervene directly “given the lack of progress”. The mayor wants VW to reimburse Transport for London £2. ...
Rail penalty fares: Passengers could get new appeals body image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 01:16:59 PM
.... . Passengers with certain operators, including Transport for London, Cross Country and Virgin Trains, can alternatively turn to a commercial appeals body, Independent Revenue Collection and Support. ...
Uber is treating its drivers as sweated labour, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 01:51:59 PM
....Those who have taken on debt to finance their vehicles feel trapped and have little choice but to work unsafe hours to service their loans and feed their families, it says. The number of private hire drivers licensed by Transport for London (TfL) has almost doubled in six years, from 59,000 in 2010 to more than 116,000 by December this year. ...
Sadiq Khan: government 'abandoning passengers' on Southern rail image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 01:09:56 PM
....Khan contrasted the ongoing strikes on Southern – in its long-running dispute over changes to the roles of conductors and drivers – with his success in averting two strikes planned on the London Underground this week. But his policy of engaging with the unions has been rejected by the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, who this week overturned plans to allow Transport for London (TfL) to take over the running of commuter trains into the capital. ...
Men still paid vastly more than women on average in UK – study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 12:01:14 AM
....6% in the Metropolitan police, 19. 2% in Transport for London and 35% in the post-Olympics London Legacy Development Corporation. ...
Uber drivers stage go-slow protest through central London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 02:55:59 PM
....UPHD also sent a letter to Khan apologising for the disruption of its protest, but suggested Uber’s business model resulted in “abuses that would be more fitting of Victorian era London than a 21st-century global mega city”. It said: “The fact that such abuses are carried out in a trade which is licensed and supervised by TfL [Transport for London] on behalf of all Londoners is nothing short of a public scandal. ...
Sadiq Khan demands VW compensate Londoners and TfL image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 01:48:59 PM
....The mayor of London has written to Volkswagen imploring the car manufacturer to “fully compensate” the capital’s residents affected by the emissions scandal. Sadiq Khan called on VW to reimburse Transport for London (TFL) some £2. ...
London mayor Sadiq Khan issues £2.5m VW congestion charge call image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 12:12:07 PM
....VW, the biggest carmaker in the world, admitted about 11 million cars worldwide were fitted with the device. Transport for London calculated the £2. ...
Seeing red when my London Bus Driving School course disappears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 07:00:26 AM
....There’s nothing on the company’s website to suggest that there’s a problem except that the phone number no longer works. But the two prominent photos of red Transport for London double-deckers are misleading. ...
Last call: What's happened to London's nightlife? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 10:29:10 AM
....So what's being done?. London mayor Sadiq Khan is keen to address the issue and is about to appoint a night tsar, in particular focusing on how local authorities, Transport for London (TfL), venues and the police can work together. ...
Capita's shares slump 25% on profit warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 08:26:31 AM
....Shares in Capita closed down 27% to 698p - a record one-day fall. "The [Transport for London systems] have now gone live, the contract is performing well operationally and these costs will not recur next year," the company said. ...
Once it was touch and go, now contactless is a new-wave revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 06:00:24 AM
....London remains ahead of the rest of the country, with almost four in 10 of all card transactions of £30 and under now paid for with contactless, says Barclaycard. The capital’s dominance is largely down to more retailers accepting the technology, plus the popularity of contactless across the Transport for London network. ...
Britain’s biggest cash revolution in decades, all yours for a fiver image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 02:14:59 PM
.... We rang Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda, and they were adamant that the polymer fivers will be accepted in self-checkout machines. Transport for London says it has recalibrated all its machines to ensure that you can pay with the new note. ...
Uber wins right to challenge driver English tests image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 11:52:02 PM
. Uber has won the right to take Transport for London (TfL) to court over new rules which would require its drivers to pass English tests. ...
Uber adds advance bookings in London image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 11:00:00 AM
...." . The company is currently in a dispute with Transport for London (TfL) over plans to make private-hire drivers not from English-speaking countries take an English test. ...
London housing: TfL land set for affordable homes as Sadiq Khan picks expert team image
....London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced two forward steps on his long and testing quest to improve the supply of new homes for low and middle income households. One is the release for development of a piece of Transport for London (TfL) land in Kidbrooke. ...
Night Tube begins in London, bringing 'huge boost' to capital image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 11:17:54 PM
....Trains now run on the Victoria and Central lines on Fridays and Saturdays between 00:30 BST and 05:30. Transport for London (TfL) said 50,000 people used the Night Tube on Friday. ...
Uber in English test legal challenge with London authorities image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 09:37:50 AM
....Uber has launched a legal challenge against new rules in London that require thousands of its drivers to pass a test in English. Transport for London (TfL) wants all private-hire drivers not from English-speaking countries to prove their language skills from October. ...

Ministers urged to give councils the power to charge utility companies £2,000 a day for road works 
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.... . Only Transport for London and Kent County Council have been granted approval to use the so-called lane rental schemes as part of seven year pilot. ...
Is university worth the money? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 06:36:06 PM
.... . We spoke to an apprentice and a graduate at Transport for London to find out more. ...

Firefighters tackle huge nightclub fire near The 02 Arena in Greenwich
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 11:34:05 AM
....com/l70kskQYZy. Transport for London has also tweeted to say Millennium Way and Boord Street have been closed because of "possible smoke across the carriageway". ...

Southern rail strike: Evening rush hour brings yet more misery for commuters on first day of week-long walkout 
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.... . But the Prime Minister's spokesman warned that allowing Transport for London to take over the franchise would lead to "more uncertainty and risk to the service". ...

City of Chester installs contactless payment points so tourists can donate to upkeep of its Roman remains
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....Three contactless points have this week been placed on Chester's ancient sandstone Grade I-listed walls, sections of which date back to the Roman conquest of Britain. The card payment hotspots, similar to Transport for London's Oyster system - are located at the historic Roman Amphitheatre, Newgate Tower and King Charles Tower. ...

Transport for London made £277m in five years from incomplete journeys
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 10:00:11 AM
. Transport for London has pocketed £277m from passengers making incomplete journeys between 2011 and 2015, new research by the Telegraph has revealed. ...
Southern rail services cut from timetable as dispute continues image
.... . There are calls for devolution of the rail network, with perhaps Transport for London taking over. ...
London housing crisis: mayor and big business in 'furious agreement' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 03:18:11 PM
....Political opponents have tartly observed that Murray has so far declined to set any specific house-building targets other than to re-state a long-term objective of 50% of all new homes in London being “genuinely affordable”, and that even the meaning of “genuinely” in this context has yet to be fully defined. That said, he and Khan have already got the commercial team at Transport for London poring over its vast property portfolio for sites where cheaper dwellings might be built relatively soon. ...
Earls Court: uncertain times for 'landmark' London regeneration scheme image
.... “I do not believe that a whole load of foreigners are going to come to the rescue of the market having seen the currency change,” the Evening Standard was told last week. The Earls Court project, an ill-conceived enterprise from the start, is of great interest to London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan and to Transport for London (TfL). ...
A last hurrah for banknotes as UK switches to mobile and card payment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of June 2016 03:00:13 PM
....Who needs banknotes? According to a survey by payments company Worldpay, six out of 10 young adults would prefer not to use cash at all. When Transport for London banned cash on the buses in mid-2014, it was greeted with a backlash from some quarters; “passenger fury” said one headline, “ban hits the vulnerable” was another. ...
Why Sadiq Khan should bring down travel costs for London students image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of May 2016 01:46:37 PM
.... Most London universities don’t have parking spaces – and who can afford to drive there anyway? – so students rely on public transport. Khan has promised to freeze all Transport for London (TfL) fares at 2o16 prices for four years, introduce a first-year cut and then a freeze in bus fares, and to bring in a new bus ticket that will allow users to take as many journeys as they like in an hour. ...
Sadiq Khan warns 'greedy' developers as he outlines housing plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 02:26:00 PM
....He also confirmed he was planning to create a city hall unit to plan, finance and build new homes. He said Homes for Londoners would use vacant Transport for London sites as well as other publicly owned land. ...
Crossrail interchanges are not good enough, says Lord Adonis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 06:50:38 PM
.... Crossrail trains will be more than 200m long, roughly double the length of trains on the Northern and Piccadilly lines, with a capacity of 1,500 passengers. Howard Smith, Transport for London’s operations director for Crossrail, said: “The Elizabeth line will greatly increase the capacity of central London’s transport network, supporting regeneration and cutting journey times across the city. ...
Which London mayor candidate will fix the capital's housing crisis? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of March 2016 01:05:48 PM
....All of these are problematic. There’s been plenty of discussion about better exploiting the large Transport for London (TfL) property portfolio, but lots of London’s public land has housing estates on it and “regenerating” these - knocking them down and building greater numbers of properties in the same space - often meets understandable resident resistance and can cause more problems than it solves (more on this below). ...
John Lewis hires BA's chief executive as deputy chairman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 02:48:57 PM
....Before joining British Airways, where he was instrumental in bringing about a merger with Spain’s Iberia carrier, he worked for major companies including Reckitt and Coleman, Apple and Boots. He is also a non-executive director of Transport for London. ...
Arriva wins £1.5bn Overground contract image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of March 2016 10:09:44 AM
....Arriva Rail London has won a £1. 5bn contract to operate the London Overground line, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. ...
Hydrogen-powered fleets could help tackle high urban pollution levels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 02:53:45 PM
.... Not only, the company says, could this have a transformative, greening impact on India’s energy market, it could also propel the development of fuel cells in transport elsewhere, as the cost of production comes down. Transport for London counts two Hyundai ix35 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) among its fleet of operational vehicles and will soon add four Toyota Mirai vehicles. ...
Londoners should pay at least half of Crossrail 2 bill, Lord Adonis says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 12:04:12 PM
....Up to 30 trains an hour would run in each direction through a tunnel built from Wimbledon to New Southgate and Tottenham Hale. The NIC urged the Department for Transport and Transport for London to issue a revised business case for the project, with the aim of securing the go-ahead from parliament by autumn 2019. ...
Contactless payments used for 1bn UK purchases in 2015 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 03:28:18 PM
....2bn, a rise of 17% on November’s figure, and there were 140m transactions – equivalent to 52 every second. Public transport users in London have been behind a large number of transactions, with Transport for London reporting in 2015 that more than 1m journeys a day were being paid for using contactless. ...
Surge in contactless card payments image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 11:17:06 AM
....One of the most common ways to use the technology is on the London Underground network, where more than a million journeys a day are paid for by placing credit and debit cards next to sensors when entering and exiting stations. Transport for London said it was the first integrated transport authority to introduce contactless ticketing. ...

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