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ELL Live Blog: second day of tube strike, London commuters face morning delays and closed stations

ELL Live Blog: second day of tube strike, London commuters face morning delays and closed stations

Good morning and welcome to our special Tube strike live blogging. We will be bringing you all the latest news and travel updates to help you get around east London. You can tweet and follow us on @eastlondonlines using #ELLtubestrike   19:13 The strike is due to end at 21:00 GMT…

Fare rises, strikes and signal failure – It’s not “good service”

Fare rises, strikes and signal failure – It’s not “good service”

  “All other lines are operating a good service”. Great. Just great. I’m so delighted to hear that automated-TFL-voice-lady, I’m so happy for your joyous achievement. Time and time again, Londoners hear these robotic propaganda messages being spewed from a 1984-esque faceless speaker and understand that their journeys are going…

Tube strikes set to begin in full force Tuesday evening, as ELL commuters face disrupted journeys for 48 hours

Tube strikes set to begin in full force Tuesday evening, as ELL commuters face disrupted journeys for 48 hours

Stay tuned tomorrow morning for a live blog from EastLondonLines updating Underground service disruptions. Share your travel disruption experiences on Twitter at #ELLtubestrike. Commuters in ELL boroughs face disrupted journeys on the Underground this week, as unions stage a two-day strike over proposed cuts to ticket offices. The strike will take…

Transport fares increase: commuters across London boroughs hit by 2.7 per cent increase in ticket prices

Transport fares increase: commuters across London boroughs hit by 2.7 per cent increase in ticket prices

Commuters across the East London Line boroughs are feeling the pinch as they return to work following the introduction of new transport fares on Sunday. An average increase of 2.7 per cent in fares for Transport for London was introduced on 19 January, with an additional 3.1 per cent increase on…

Residents petition for 20mph borough-wide speed limit

Residents petition for 20mph borough-wide speed limit

Residents are urging the Mayor of Lewisham to implement a 20mph speed zone in the borough to protect vulnerable road users. Clare Griffiths, a researcher from Catford, started a petition following Mayor Steve Bullock’s decision not to reduce the current default 30mph speed limit at a council meeting last week.…

East Croydon station footbridge opened by Mayor

East Croydon station footbridge opened by Mayor

A new footbridge at the West entrance of East Croydon station was officially opened last night. The Mayor of Croydon Yvette Hopely cut the ceremonial ribbon of the new bridge, designed to ease overcrowding at East Croydon station. Expected to cost Croydon £20m, the new bridge will also provide a…

Demanding road safety for cyclists: campaigners from across London gather for “die-in” protest

Demanding road safety for cyclists: campaigners from across London gather for “die-in” protest

Demonstrators drew attention to cycling safety on London’s roads at a “die-in” vigil last night, when over 1,000 people lay down in the streets with their bikes in peaceful protest. Campaigners are calling for more money to be spent on cycling safety in London, following the 14 deaths which have happened on…

Met Police launch plan to combat cycling fatalities

Met Police launch plan to combat cycling fatalities

A new road safety operation has been launched by the Metropolitan Police as Lewisham cycling campaigners call for officials to shift their focus onto motorists to combat London’s recent cycling fatalities. The group’s proposals came last week in the wake of Boris Johnson’s controversial comments about cyclists who listen to…

Thames Water ‘super sewer’ threatens Deptford landmarks

Thames Water ‘super sewer’ threatens Deptford landmarks

Council representatives and Deptford residents have presented their objections to a proposed ‘super sewer’ that will disrupt a Lewisham school, church and green at a public hearing. Thursday morning’s hearing took place as part of the Planning Inspectorate’s ongoing examination of Thames Water’s application to build a 25km long sewage…

Croydon kids: Park the car! Let’s walk and ride

Croydon kids: Park the car! Let’s walk and ride

A teacher from a Croydon primary school has explained the methods that led them to win a gold TfL award for cutting car use and promoting more environmentally friendly modes of travel Rockmount Primary, in Upper Norwood, was awarded a gold standard in TfL’s ‘Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe’ scheme…