Sunday, 20 May 2018

Alexander Dennis wins Board of Trade Award and London Bus tender awards

Alexander Dennis was announced the winner of a Board of Trade Award by the Department for International Trade.

From Alexander Dennis

Bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has been announced as winner of a Board of Trade Award, which recognises companies for their excellence in international trade, demonstrating innovation, creativity and entrepreneurialism.

TfL takes over the Heathrow Connect services

TfL has taken over the Heathrow Connect services as part of launching the new Crossrail Elizabeth Line over the coming months.

From Sunday 20 May TfL will take over the Heathrow Connect services between Paddington and Heathrow terminals 2/3 and 4 in another major milestone in the creation of the Elizabeth line.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Automatic braking system for South London Trams

TfL are implementing a new system for the trams which will automatically apply the brakes when they exceeded the speed limit at high risk locations. This will improve safety for the Tram service in South London.

New system will automatically bring a moving tram to a controlled stop if exceeding speed limit at high risk locations.

TfL has begun the tender process for the installation of a new safety system on the London Trams network that will automatically apply the brakes should the speed limit be exceeded at high risk locations.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

New technology upgrades for Britain’s railway network

The Department of Transport have announced new signalling upgrades to Britain’s railway system to improve services and reduce disruptions.

Trains will become faster, more frequent, more punctual and safer through the introduction of new digital technology on the rail network.

Old Oak Common depot is built for new Crossrail Elizabeth Line

TfL image - Old Oak Common Elizabeth line train depot

In preparation for TfL Rail taking over the Heathrow Connect services, the new Old Oak Common depot is ready for the new services which will begin on 20th May 2018.

Old Oak Common depot will support new TfL Rail services from Paddington to Heathrow, which begins on Sunday 20 May

TfL gets the go ahead to construct Silvertown Tunnel!

TfL has been given the green light to construct the new Silvertown Tunnel which will enable more bus routes and also reduce congestion through the Blackwall Tunnel.

Transport for London (TfL) has today been granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) by the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver the Silvertown Tunnel - a new twin-bore road tunnel under the Thames in east London.

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