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“A railway doing what it should do” – London Overground leads the way on punctuality

“A railway doing what it should do” – London Overground leads the way on punctuality

London Overground was Britain’s most punctual rail service last month, with 96.4 per cent of trains arriving within five minutes of their scheduled time. The encouraging figures, released by Network Rail, represent the second month running that the service has topped national league tables.…

Old Shoreditch station auctioned for new use

Old Shoreditch station auctioned for new use

The former Shoreditch underground station has been sold by TfL to an anonymous buyer for £665,000.…

London transport delays leave ‘half the world’s population’ late for work

London transport delays leave ‘half the world’s population’ late for work

Thousands of commuters have found themselves running late for work and missing appointments today, due to severe delays on the East London Line. The disruption comes as new figures show that 3.4 billion TfL journeys are undertaken each year. As the Evening Standard reports, this is the equivalent of half the…

Young filmmakers on the road to award win.

Young filmmakers on the road to award win.

A group of aspiring filmmakers have been short-listed for a prize in the London Transport Awards. Their film, ‘Concrete Dreams’, has been nominated for the award of ‘Most Effective Road Safety, Transport Management & Enforcement’.…

Ten more trams to be added to Tramlink

Ten more trams to be added to Tramlink

Ten more trams are expected to be introduced on the line in Croydon and Wimbledon before the autumn. Transport of London is willing to increase the frequency of services on the busiest route which runs between central Croydon and Elmers End.…

Mayor criticised for using chaffeur-driven car

Mayor criticised for using chaffeur-driven car

Lewisham Councillor Darren Johnson has spoken out against the use of a chauffeur-driven car by the borough’s mayor, Sir Steve Bullock. The Green Party politician asked a formal question to the Cabinet Member for Resources, Cllr Paul Maslin, during a full council meeting regarding the annual costs of the two…

Historic shopping street to be pedestrianised

Historic shopping street to be pedestrianised

Surrey Street, which has been a market of some kind for over 840 years, is to be turned into a pedestrianised zone under new plans by Croydon council.…

East London Line extension will open ahead of schedule and be on budget

East London Line extension will open ahead of schedule and be on budget

The new East London Line extension will open in spring, not in February as has been claimed on some council websites. A spokesman for Transport for London (TfL) confirmed the extension will be running “sometime in the spring”, which is later than Hackney Council website’s estimate but still well ahead…

Cyclists get in gear to keep crime down

Cyclists get in gear to keep crime down

Over one thousand privately owned bicycles have been micro-chipped in an effort to reduce cycle crime.…

RMT strike cancelled on Docklands Light Railway

RMT strike cancelled on Docklands Light Railway

The planned strike on the Docklands Light Railway has been cancelled after a High Court injunction was granted on a technicality. Mr Justice Tugendhat declared that the ballot notices were illegal. RMT leader Bob Crow says the union’s fight will go on. …