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Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Network Rail says it is in "continuing discussions" with developer Westfield over possible additional work at Shepherds Bush station. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London boroughs are urging Transport for London to view plans for a new Chelsea-Hackney railway as part of the heavy rail network rather than the... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Contractor Corus Rail has been awarded the contract to refurbish three stations on the southern section of the East London Line. The work includes:... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London has signed a leasing contract for 188 new vehicles for the London Overground rail network. The leasing contract has been signed... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Work has started on refurbishing the Eastern Range building as the first part of the King's Cross station project that will see a new western... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is discussing with the DfT the possibility of playing a bigger part in south London's heavy rail services when the Southern rail... continue
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
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