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Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Rail passengers are being warned to expect delays when London Bridge  station partially closes for nine days at the end of this month as part of a multi-million pound rebuild. First Capital Connect and Southern trains will not call at the the station from this Saturday, August 23 until Monday,…

Hackney Mayor fears the Crossrail 2 may rise housing prices

Hackney Mayor fears the Crossrail 2 may rise housing prices

Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, has welcomed plans for Crossrail 2 but raised concerns that the development of the tube line may push house prices up in the borough. Plans are well underway for the underground tube line between south-west and north-east London, which will link Hackney to central London…

Allez! The Tour de France Comes to Hackney and Excites Locals.

Allez! The Tour de France Comes to Hackney and Excites Locals.

The Grand Départ leg of the Tour de France will be speeding through Hackney later this year. Following on from our report in January, we took a look at what is going to happen and how its going to affect you. Described as a daylong street party for cycle sport fans,…

RMT Calls off Tube Strike Action

RMT Calls off Tube Strike Action

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union has called off the 3 day long strike action which had been scheduled to begin tonight, (5th May) at 21:00 following talks with London Underground at The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. In a letter to members the unions Acting General Secretary, Mike Cash,…

The ‘Legend of Bethnal Green’ Tube Station – come back!

The ‘Legend of Bethnal Green’ Tube Station – come back!

  An online petition has been launched to bring back a Bethnal Green tube-announcer, dubbed ‘the legend’. The mystery man has become notorious for his enthusiastic announcements, and a Facebook page devoted to him has reached over 4000 likes. So where’s he gone? Commuters soon noticed his conspicuous absence, and worry began…

Tube Strike Update: More Strikes Next Week

Tube Strike Update: More Strikes Next Week

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union have promised that tube strikes will continue next week. Despite strike action, talks with Transport for London have come to a standstill again. The action occurred because of TFL’s move to fully automate the ticketing system and in doing so close the ticket offices.…

Transport history? Better ask the kids

Transport history? Better ask the kids

  Tube strikes can make transport go straight to the top…

Crossrail hits another landmark at Whitechapel

Crossrail hits another landmark at Whitechapel

Crossrail, Europe’s largest railway and infrastructure construction project, reached another landmark when a tunnel boring machine broke through into East London. The breakthrough into Whitechapel by boring machine Victoria marked the completion of 75 per cent of the tunneling work on the £15bn project. The 73 mile line aims to provide a…

Local councils could lose millions from parking fines, as ban is proposed on CCTV ‘spy’ cameras across the UK

Local councils could lose millions from parking fines, as ban is proposed on CCTV ‘spy’ cameras across the UK

CCTV ‘spy’ cameras aimed at catching and fining motorists who commit traffic violations could be banned across the UK in the coming month. Last year alone, motorists in Croydon received almost 108,500 penalty charge notices (PCNs), with Hackney receiving 104,832, Lewisham 62,636, and Tower Hamlets 117,002. Eric Pickles, Secretary of…

Angry debate over Hackney pedestrianisation

Angry debate over Hackney pedestrianisation

“All business is gone. It’s getting worse and worse everyday.” Pawan Chawla, director of the shop Designer Baby on Narrow Way in Hackney, looks outside the window and shakes his head. “You can ask anybody around here. The difference is striking,” he continues, now pointing to the other side of…

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