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Labour: Move central Croydon stations to zone four

Labour: Move central Croydon stations to zone four

Croydon Labour Party has launched a campaign to include central Croydon’s stations in zone four. Labour’s candidate for Croydon Central, Sarah Jones, and Croydon North MP Steve Reed were handing out leaflets at East Croydon station on Monday morning. According to the campaigners the zone switch would make economical sense,…

Commuters to be affected by Thameslink rail changes

Commuters to be affected by Thameslink rail changes

Three years of train disruption, affecting travel to, from and through London Bridge Station is coming down the line. As part of the £6.5 billion Thameslink Programme, changes will be taking place, affecting travel to and from London, including East Croydon. The transformations will not be completed until 2018. London…

Innovative app reveals cycling gender divide in Hackney

Innovative app reveals cycling gender divide in Hackney

A gender divide in cyclists has been revealed by an innovative cycling app produced by Hackney Council. The app has revealed that women tend to stop biking during their middle-age years whereas men continue to ride later on in life. The statistics were revealed after Hackney launched the app, which has…

Proposals for a floating cycle route over the Thames

Proposals for a floating cycle route over the Thames

Proposals for a new east-west floating cycle path on the river Thames, stretching eight miles from Battersea to Canary Wharf in the borough of Tower Hamlets, have been put forward. The River Cycleway Consortium, a group of architects, artists and engineers founded in 2012, has revealed this week plans for…

Tfl member asked to step aside in superhighway row

Tfl member asked to step aside in superhighway row

The London Cycling Campaign is asking for a Tfl board member to step aside from cycle superhighway discussions due to conflict of interest. Peter Anderson, Chair of Tfl’s Finance and Policy committee, has become the focus of an attack by LCC. The campaigners are claiming that the future of the…

Petition calls on Hackney to tackle dangerous towpath

Petition calls on Hackney to tackle dangerous towpath

Campaigners are asking the council to tackle the danger of aggressive cycling on the Regent’s Canal towpath. Susan Laker, 26, accountant, said: “I haven’t used that path in a very long time because I’d rather make a detour than get squashed by cyclists.” An anonymous petition, currently circulating online, calls…

Commuters surprised by West Croydon bus station closure

Commuters  surprised by West Croydon bus station closure

Many Croydon locals were shocked to find  West Croydon bus station  closed today. The closure is scheduled to last until until early 2016 as extensive redevelopment is undertaken at the terminal. No buses will stop at the station for at least 15 months, but the estimated 8 million commuters that…

TfL launch public consultation for extension of Bakerloo line through Southwark and Lewisham

TfL launch public consultation for extension of Bakerloo line through Southwark and Lewisham

Transport for London launched a public consultation on 30th September 2014 seeking views on an extension of the Bakerloo line to Lewisham and beyond. According to the proposed plan the underground line would continue from Elephant and Castle up to Hayes, and possibly stretch as far as Bromley providing better…

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…

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