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ELL’s guide to a happy, healthy and hopefully stress-free Christmas so you can sit back and enjoy the holidays

ELL’s guide to a happy, healthy and hopefully stress-free Christmas so you can sit back and enjoy the holidays

Christmas can be a magical time but it can also be a very stressful one, particularly if things go wrong. Whether it’s forgetting the cranberry sauce or something a little more serious this guide to the borough’s key services will help.…

RMT Calls off Tube Strike Action

RMT Calls off Tube Strike Action

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union has called off the 3 day long strike action which had been scheduled to begin tonight, (5th May) at 21:00 following talks with London Underground at The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. In a letter to members the unions Acting General Secretary, Mike Cash,…

The ‘Legend of Bethnal Green’ Tube Station – come back!

The ‘Legend of Bethnal Green’ Tube Station – come back!

  An online petition has been launched to bring back a Bethnal Green tube-announcer, dubbed ‘the legend’. The mystery man has become notorious for his enthusiastic announcements, and a Facebook page devoted to him has reached over 4000 likes. So where’s he gone? Commuters soon noticed his conspicuous absence, and worry began…

Transport history? Better ask the kids

Transport history? Better ask the kids

  Tube strikes can make transport go straight to the top…

COL (Crying Out Loud): Should you comfort someone?

COL (Crying Out Loud): Should you comfort someone?

I saw a young woman cry on the tube the other day and I couldn’t help but wonder why. Had she experienced a break up? The loss of a loved one? Or was it just one of those dreary days when even stepping on gum would stimulate tears? I was…

Tube strike called off as unions reach deal with London Underground after plans to close ticket offices

Tube strike called off as unions reach deal with London Underground after plans to close ticket offices

RMT and TSSA unions reached a deal with London Underground over controversial plans to close all Tube ticket offices and and cut 960 jobs . Therefore, the 48-hour strike action due to start tonight at 9pm has been called off. A TSSA spokesman said: “We have now agreed a process where…

Festive transport guide: Overground, Underground, rail and bus services over Christmas and New Years

Festive transport guide: Overground, Underground, rail and bus services over Christmas and New Years

Passengers travelling between December 23 and January 1 need to be aware of service changes and holiday hours affecting their journeys. Planned closures and disruptions to the London Overground, Tubes and bus and rail services will take place over the Christmas period, so TfL recommends that those intending to travel…

Partygoers rejoice: extension of tube hours to 2am

Partygoers rejoice: extension of tube hours to 2am

  TfL  announced plans, on January 30, to extend tube hours on Fridays and Saturdays to 2am, following the success of extending opening hours during the Olympics. But the  Overground will not be part of the plan. The extended hours will start with the Northern, Victoria and Jubilee lines in…

East London Line extension rapidly grows as commuter route

Filmed and edited by Praveen Sundaram and Mengdi Li.

London Overground braces itself for 100 million new journeys as demand for the service rockets

London Overground braces itself for 100 million new journeys as demand for the service rockets

The East London Line extension has “grown faster than anticipated” with nearly three and a half times more journeys made per week in 2011 than in 2007, according to a TfL report on the train operator. Nearly two million journeys were made on the line per week in September last…

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