TfL hopes to use wi-fi data to help with travel updates and overcrowding

TfL hopes to use wi-fi data to help with travel updates and overcrowding

The world’s oldest underground railway system could be taking a big step into the future. During a four-week trial in 2016, Transport For London (TfL) collected data from passengers’ phones over wi-fi in order to track movement. Now TfL may be putting the scheme in place. The purpose of the...

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New TfL app enables passengers to top up their Oyster card ‘on the go’

New TfL app enables passengers to top up their Oyster card ‘on the go’

Oyster card users can now check their pay as you go balance and top up their card with just a few quick taps of their smartphone after Transport for London (TfL) launched its new app on September 7th. The new app, which was designed by TfL and developed by Cubic...

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TfL introduces ‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ badge

TfL introduces ‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ badge

A new badge to make travel easier has been launched by TfL. The blue ‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ badge is available for free to disabled passengers and those with hidden conditions, illnesses and injuries, to help then find a seat on public transport. The badge and accompanying card were...

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New campaign aims to eradicate unwanted sexual behaviour on London transport

New campaign aims to eradicate unwanted sexual behaviour on London transport

  A new hard-hitting campaign to encourage people to report unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport has been launched by Transport for London. The campaign forms part of a programme of policing activity to eradicate unwanted sexual behaviour on London’s transport network. Building on the ground breaking 2015 ‘Report it...

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TfL fares frozen for four years as Khan urges the government to follow his lead

TfL fares frozen for four years as Khan urges the government to follow his lead

Fares on Transport for London services are to be frozen for the next four years, Sadiq Khan has confirmed, in a move that he claims will result in the average household saving up to £200. The announced pricing for 2017 has shown that pay-as-you-go fares on the tube, buses, the...

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Air pollution decreases after Oxford Street closure

Air pollution decreases after Oxford Street closure

Air pollution decreases after Oxford Street closure Nitrogen dioxide levels dropped by nearly a third after Oxford Street went vehicle-free on Sunday, significantly reducing air pollution. The closure was part of Very Important Pedestrian (VIP) day, which saw Oxford Street close up to Marble Arch on Sunday November 6th between...

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The Night Tube: What? When? Where? Why? How?

The Night Tube: What? When? Where? Why? How?

The eagerly awaited night tube is set to open this Friday, August 19. Trains on the Central and Victoria lines will run for 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays and are set to give a financial boost to late night areas along these lines. The full Victoria line will be...

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Mayor of London boosts affordable homes in Old Oak development

Mayor of London boosts affordable homes in Old Oak development

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved plans to boost the number of affordable homes in the major housing development at the Old Oak regeneration site in West London.  The Oaklands development, which will include over 600 new homes, will also include a nursery, health centre and commercial spaces....

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TFL says King’s Road Crossrail station has “greater benefits”

TFL says King’s Road Crossrail station has “greater benefits”

Bringing a controversial Crossrail 2 station to the King’s Road would produce “greater benefits”, according to a report published by Transport for London (TfL).   The report, which outlines TfL’s response to the issues raised in the Autumn 2015 Crossrail 2 consultation, claims that a King’s Road station would be...

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Westminster Council to scrap CCTV network

Westminster Council plans to end support for its ageing CTTV network this September. The planned switch off will cover several of London’s busiest areas, including the West End.   The council has  justified the controversial decision not to renew the CCTV network, citing funding pressures and research showing it is...

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