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Commuters furious about London Bridge chaos

Commuters furious about London Bridge chaos

The turmoil at London Bridge shows little sign of abating as  Lewisham MP, Heidi Alexander and commuters from across the capital,  raise concerns over safety at the overcrowded station. Changes made earlier this week, to the schedule of trains traveling through London Bridge, have done little to improve the disruptions…

ELL Live Blog: Keeps you on the move as millions of commuters face delays while drivers fight for equal pay

ELL Live Blog: Keeps you on the move as millions of commuters face delays while drivers fight for equal pay

Join Eastlondonlines for live coverage of the bus strike as you make your way home from work, bringing you updates throughout rush hour and helping you find new routes. Join the conversation by following and tweeting us @eastlondonlines and using #ELLBusStrike 18:30 The bus strike is tentatively scheduled to end at 4:00am…

“Stop pleading poverty” say London bus drivers as they plan strikes for equal pay across the capital

“Stop pleading poverty” say London bus drivers as they plan strikes for equal pay across the capital

Drivers from eighteen different bus companies will go on strike across the capital tomorrow. Workers will take to the streets to protest for equal pay and improved conditions for all drivers across London. Employees from the city’s biggest bus companies, Arriva North and Arriva South, London United, Hackney Community Transport and the East London Bus and…

Cyclist killed on one of London’s worst roads

Cyclist killed on one of London’s worst roads

A 57-year-old male cyclist died in hospital on Sunday, following a traffic collision with a silver Toyota Yaris in Aldgate on Saturday morning. The unnamed victim, who was cycling on Leman Street when he was hit, was rushed to hospital in critical condition for treatment but died 24 hours later.…

Runway could cause “Olympic transformation”

Runway could cause “Olympic transformation”

Croydon is set to benefit “most” from a potential expansion of Gatwick, after the council signed a memorandum of understanding with the airport. Council leader Tony Newham signed the Memorandum Of Understanding with Gatwick chief executive Stewart Wingate at the Develop Croydon Conference on Tuesday. Gatwick’s proposal to build a…

Suspect arrested over Monday’s hit and run

Suspect arrested over Monday’s hit and run

A suspect has been arrested in connection to Monday’s fatal hit-and-run in Tower Hamlets. Police have arrested a 21-year old man suspected of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. Primary school teacher and father of two Ashad Ahmed, 32, was killed…

Primary school teacher killed while cycling home from work

Primary school teacher killed while cycling home from work

A man was killed while cycling home from work last night by a suspected joyrider, making him the eleventh cyclist to be killed in a road collision in London this year. The primary school teacher, Asaad Ahmed, 32, is thought to have been knocked off his bike by a motorist racing…

Brockley residents petition on HGVs after accidents

Brockley residents petition on HGVs after accidents

CLM-809393 Brockley residents have petitioned for heavy goods vehicles to be banned on a local residential road following a “nearly fatal” accident. Members of Drakefell Road Action Group are preparing to give a presentation to Lewisham Council on November 26 after submitting a petition. The road has been the scene of…

TfL to consult public over Cycle Superhighway One plan

TfL to consult public over Cycle Superhighway One plan

Transport for London will hold a public consultation on plans to build a new cycle superhighway, linking parts of Hackney to the City, before the end of the year. Construction could begin as early as June 2015 if the plans are approved, with work being completed in April 2016. The…

Old Street gets new future with roundabout revamp

Old Street gets new future with roundabout revamp

Transport for London’s development of Old Street roundabout has been met with a “mixed reception” from a variety of cyclist organisations. The proposal is part of the £4 billion Road Modernisation Plan and will see the north-western portion of the roundabout paved over. TfL hope this will improve safety for vulnerable…