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Local Transport Today
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The Northern Line extension to Battersea is in doubt after the developer of the Battersea Power Station site was placed into administration this... continue
Local Transport Today
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Modelling exercises conducted by Transport for London have suggested that transport capacity will not be as badly affected as businesses initially... continue
Local Transport Today
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Passenger numbers on London Overground rail services have boomed since Transport for London took over the franchise management, according to figures... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London has outlined  options for building Crossrail 2 – the Chelsea-Hackney link – as an automatic metro railway, or... continue
Local Transport Today
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The London Underground will be almost entirely operated by driverless trains in future, Transport for London said this week. Mike Brown, TfL’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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A study into future rolling stock options for the Leeds-Harrogate-York railway has been commissioned by Metro, the City of York Council, North... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
Internet search engine Google has updated its map of London to provide live public transport information and directions. The service relies on... continue
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Andrew Forster
Billions of pounds of investment in London’s transport system will be necessary to accommodate high-speed rail passengers, London mayor Boris... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Construction of the Chelsea-Hackney line (‘Crossrail 2’) must begin at the same time as work begins on a London – West Midlands... continue
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Andrew Forster
London mayor Boris Johnson is pressing ministers to devolve responsibility for the capital’s inner suburban rail services to Transport for... continue
Local Transport Today
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A new Tube line will have to be built to ease pressure at London Euston station once a high-speed rail line is extended north beyond Birmingham,... continue
Local Transport Today
News
London Underground has signed two framework contracts with Cementation Skanska and Clancy Docwra to carry out stabilisation works on 100-year old... continue
Local Transport Today
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Consultation?has started on plans for a 3km extension of London Underground’s Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea Power Station in South... continue
Local Transport Today
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Passenger numbers on London Underground services hit a new record in 2010/11, rising by 42 million to exceed 1.1 billion for the first time. The... continue
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London’s next mayoral election may well be over a year in the future, but battle lines are clearly already being drawn in the media by the most... continue
Local Transport Today
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Orbital rail journeys in London have become easier thanks to the opening of a new rail link in North London. The East London Line, which opened as a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Swanson, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave, London
The current debate about time savings and appraisal set me thinking about what happened in London’s Docklands, a topic raised by David Metz.... continue
Local Transport Today
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The convenience of  London’s Oyster smartcard is generating many additional public transport trips, according to research by Transport for... continue
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Travel patterns in South London are set for a major upheaval following community and local government secretary Eric Pickles’ decision to... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Metz, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London
Chris Riley recognises that the economic benefits of improved transport go well beyond time savings, enabling changes in land use, productivity and... continue
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