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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…

Boris Johnson “guarantees” Croydon new tram extensions

Boris Johnson “guarantees” Croydon new tram extensions

The tram extension from Croydon to Crystal Palace will be completed by 2020, London Mayor Boris Johnson announced this week. Plans for the extension were proposed by Johnson, at a local meeting held in Selsdon on Tuesday 11 and approved by Transport for London commissioner Peter Hendy on Sunday 16. In…

Tower Hamlets and Hackney to benefit from £300 million plan to make London roads safer for cyclists

Tower Hamlets and Hackney to benefit from £300 million plan to make London roads safer for cyclists

Three road junctions in Hackney and Tower Hamlets are to be redesigned as part of a £300m city-wide scheme aiming to make cycling safer for Londoners. The plan follows a spate of fatal cycling incidents on London’s roads late last year, during which cycling campaigners put extreme pressure on Boris…

Old Town no more: Croydon’s historical centre gets revamp

Old Town no more: Croydon’s historical centre gets revamp

Croydon residents have expressed excitement and approval at the proposed revamp of the historical Old Town area as the consultation period for the council’s plans gets underway. The £1.5m master plan aims to reinforce Old Town’s status as the borough’s historical centre by improving the area’s existing strengths such as…

Cyclists put safety proposals to election candidates

Cyclists put safety proposals to election candidates

Cyclists from Lewisham gathered yesterday to discuss proposals to pitch to candidates in the upcoming local elections. Lewisham Cyclists, as part of the Space for Cycling campaign, invited residents from all over the borough to meet at the borough town hall to discuss changes. The proposals aim to transform Lewisham…

New footbridge to provide safer link between stations

New footbridge to provide safer link between stations

A new footbridge between Hackney Downs and Hackney Central will open next year. Hackney Council’s planning committee approved the application for the elevated footbridge, after Travel for London (TfL) deemed the 600m walk along Amhurst Road, between the two stations, as “inconvenient and unsecure”. The footbridge, set to be open…