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Local Transport Today
In brief
Passenger numbers on the London Underground broke a new daily record on 7 December last year with 4.17 million journeys made, transport commissioner... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Ruth Kelly this week announced that the Government is to provide Transport for London with £2bn of additional funding to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The developers of the Brent Cross commercial area this week dismissed a report from the Campaign for Better Transport calling for an east-west rapid... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
The redevelopment of Victoria bus station could be delayed following criticisms from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. CABE... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Preparatory work on plans to build a second new cross-London railway line are to get underway, now that a funding deal for Crossrail has been... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Jenny Jones, Green Party
The promotion of walking and cycling are the main reasons why I have made a feasibility study into 20mph being the default limit for London a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Jeremy Lloyd, Director, iCube, London EC1M
I almost choked on my cornflakes when I read that Chris Bainbridge thinks PTALs (Public Transport Accessibility Levels) is "confirmed [by]... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Jo Baker, Project director, Mott MacDonald, Birmingham B3
John Dales' article on PTALs ('Accessibility tool can hinder good design' LTT 8 Nov) may be based on personal experience but tarnishes accessibility... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London will get its first taste of rail franchise management next week when it takes over responsibility from the DfT for local lines... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden
Boris Johnson is not an expert on transport, nor is Gordon Brown. But they are intelligent and independently minded people, so it is disappointing to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Detailed negotiations are taking place between Transport for London and the DfT about who will pick up the massive debt of Metronet after it went... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Ruth Kelly has challenged businesses in the capital to bridge a funding gap in the Crossrail project amid heightened speculation... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A three-in-one travelcard, credit card and cashless payment card was launched this week in London by TfL in partnership with Barclaycard and the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The news that Transport for London had expressed an interest in taking over the stricken firm Metronet, which is contracted to maintain and upgrade... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has lodged a formal Expression of Interest in acquiring on a temporary basis the assets and contracts of the two Metronet... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has begun a trial of technology that, if it proves successful, will enable Tube travellers even deep underground to access... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
New inquiries into freight, railways and the London Underground PPP have been announced by the House of Commons transport committee. The freight... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Liberal Democrats have criticised Transport for London's salary structure after discovering that more than 100 officials earned more than... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The travails of Metronet, one of the two companies contracted to maintain London's Tube infrastructure as part of a 30-year public private... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Tube PPP consortium Metronet went into administration this week after the PPP Arbiter issued a draft ruling rejecting the bulk of Metronet's claims... continue
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