Uber banned in shock decision by TfL

Uber banned in shock decision by TfL

Money conscious Londoners will no longer be able to use Uber from the end of the month as Transport for London strips the taxi company of its licence. In a shock announcement today, it was revealed that Uber’s request to renew its license was rejected by TfL and its cars...

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Fare terms for TfL and Sadiq Khan?

Fare terms for TfL and Sadiq Khan?

It is estimated that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s commitment to freeze Transport for London (TfL) fares for four years will cost a reported £640 million. Cuts to government funding for TfL will see a £2.8 billion gap in the company’s finances between 2015 and 2021, which TfL say...

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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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Mayor Khan bans ‘body shaming’ TfL ads

Newly elected, Sadiq Khan, has promised that he will ban ‘body shaming’ ads across the Transport For London (TfL) network in London. Khan, who is the son of a bus driver, said that from July, TfL will not allow posters which, according to the Mayor, put pressure on women and...

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Historic 137-year old Cheyne Walk fountain brought back to life

Transport for London (TfL), in collaboration with Kensington and Chelsea council, today officially re-opened the 137 year old Cheyne Walk drinking fountain – located in close proximity of Chelsea Old Church –  after a complete restoration to bring it back to full working order. The stone fountain by Chelsea Embankment...

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Union announces August roll out for Night Tube

Rail union ASLEF has announced that the Night Tube will launch in August, preempting any future announcements by Transport for London (TfL) about the proposed launch date. The Rail union’s announcement comes after the recent pay deal struck between ASLEF, RMT, and TfL which has made the Night Tube possible....

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Crossrail cycle lane nearly ready, says Mayor’s spokes-person

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced that “Europe’s longest substantially-segregated city cycle route,” or Crossrail for the Bike as it is being called, will open to the public on 30th April. Cyclists will soon be able to travel a distance of just under 12 miles, entirely on traffic-free segregated tracks...

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Night Tubes on the way as union votes to accepts TfL contract

Londoner’s came a step closer to 24 hour tube services today, as Rail and Underground union, RMT, announced that its members had accepted TfL’s most recent contract offer. With 84% of members voting in favour, RMT has called the outcome “overwhelming.” In an official statement, Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary...

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Crossrail and London Underground lauded at the NCE International Tunnelling Awards

Transport for London (TfL) experienced great success at the 2015 New Civil Engineer (NCE) International Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards, held at Grosvenor House Hotel on the 3rd of December. Crossrail won the Judge’s Supreme Award, on which Crossrail Programme Director Simon Wright commented: “This award is fantastic recognition for...

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Boris reveals new transport fare prices

The Mayor of London has announced that there will be real term fare freezes and that children’s free travel will be extended to include National Rail services, in the latest report on public transport fares for 2016. Although fares will rise by one percent in accordance with inflation rates, the...

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