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Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Main construction work is due to start this summer on the new western concourse at King’s Cross station following the completed refurbishment... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Meera Rambissoon
From next summer the Metropolitan Line will become the first in the Capital to use air conditioned Tube trains, and London mayor Boris Johnson this... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT and the Metronet consortia have come in for criticism from the National Audit Office in a report into the failed Tube PPPs. Metronet’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Meera Rambissoon
Transport for London has welcomed a significant drop in robberies on the Tube and Docklands Light Railway for the third year running. Following... continue
Local Transport Today
Contracts awarded
Network Rail has awarded contracts totalling £130m to upgrade the London Overground network to increase capacity, mainly on the former North... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Marisa Burnal
The impact of the expansion of Heathrow Airport on public transport and the surrounding roads has been overlooked in the haste to give plans for a... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Blackfriars Underground station has closed to enable the station to be redeveloped into a new interchange complex to serve both London Underground... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tony Aldous, London SE13
The go-ahead for phase 2 of the East London Line (Project monitor LTT 13 Feb), linking Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction, is welcome. It completes the... continue
Local Transport Today
Contracts awarded
Transport secretary Geoff Hoon and Mayor of London Boris Johnson have given the go-ahead for the East London Line extension to Clapham Junction... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has offered London Councils a five-year deal on the future cost of the capital’s Freedom Pass, which provides... continue
Local Transport Today
Articles
Transport for London has appointed consultant Steer Davies Gleave to help update the 2001 guidelines on the design of public transport interchanges... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
By Rik Thomas
As the country’s transport infrastructure virtually ground to a halt in early February, following heavy snowfall, some papers began to search... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Preparatory work has started on a £326m upgrade of the London Overground network that, when completed, will see longer trains introduced, more... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The announcement of the winners of London Mayor Boris Johnson’s competition to design a new ‘Routemaster’ bus was generally greeted... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
The Olympic Delivery Authority has unveiled images of Stratford (regional) station as it will look on completion in 2010 following its upgrade. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A funding battle between Transport for London and the Government appears to be looming following the London Underground PPP arbiter’s guidance... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 4 September London mayor Boris Johnson announced above-inflation fare rises for public transport in the capital. London’s Evening Standard,... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The resignation of Tim Parker, the man brought in by London mayor Boris Johnson to run Transport for London on his behalf (LTT 22 Aug), provoked... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Consultant Steer Davies Gleave has appointed three new consultants to its development planning team in London. <b>Richard Randolph</b>... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
The chamber of City Hall was the place to be at the end of June for anyone wanting to understand how Boris Johnson's election to London mayor will... continue
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