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Local Transport Today
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London boroughs will spend £332m next year on concessionary fares reimbursement and administration, a 5% rise on this year’s expenditure.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Chancellor has offered financial backing for Transport for London’s Northern Line extension to Battersea. The scheme will benefit from the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Chancellor is to cut the resource budgets of the DfT and other Whitehall departments next year in order to increase capital investment including... continue
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Letters to the editor
Graham Jellett, Light Rail Transit Association, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear NE25
I see that any move to introduce driverless trains on London Underground would be dependent on a full analysis to consider concerns over passenger... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Mike Brown, managing director, London Underground and London Rail at Transport for London, has said that any move to introduce driverless tube trains... continue
Local Transport Today
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Regulated rail fares in England will rise by an average of only RPI+1% in each of the next two years instead of the RPI+3% previously proposed, the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Businesses in London’s West End are calling for the number of buses serving Oxford Street to be dramatically reduced when Crossrail opens, with... continue
Local Transport Today
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London mayor Boris Johnson is restoring the right of Londoners over 60 to free travel on public transport in the capital from 1 November.... continue
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The London boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark are stepping up their campaign to extend the Bakerloo line from its current Elephant and Castle... continue
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People/people
Boris Johnson has appointed new members to the Transport for London board: Sir John Armitt, chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority; Richard... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Hopes of a funding agreement to deliver the Northern Line extension to Battersea in South London were boosted last week as a Malaysian consortium... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Home Office has launched a search for new and emerging technologies to rapidly screen large numbers of passengers on the rail and London... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Transport for London is basking in praise as well-deserved as that for the athletes, and everybody is naturally wanting to claim some of the... continue
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Secondary stories
Passenger numbers on the London Underground and Docklands Light Railway broke records during the Olympic Games, Transport for London said this week.... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
In the run up to the start of the Olympic Games the media frequently, and often gleefully, predicted transport chaos once the Games actually got up... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The new owners of the Battersea Power Station in London have announced their development plans for the site, to include the planned extension of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London is investigating the viability of retractable platforms that would provide wheelchair users with easier access to the Tube as... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The number of passengers arriving in central London by rail during the morning peak (07.00-09.59) rose 2.2% last year to 532,000, according to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
DELIVERING?RAIL infrastructure for the benefit of devolved services could become more difficult under proposed DfT reforms, Transport for London is... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Londoners who reach the age of 60 will be eligible for free travel on public transport via a new 60+ Concessionary Travel Scheme being launched by... continue
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