Monday, 27 November 2017

TfL confirms second year of fares freeze as their new business plan sees record investment in transport

In the latest press release, TfL has published their upcoming investment plans and the second year of fare freeze.

From TfL press release

TfL has today published its updated Business Plan, which covers the period from 2017/18 to 2022/23.

The plan confirms how, over the next five years, TfL will deliver the Mayor's Transport Strategy and make London a fairer, greener, healthier and more prosperous city.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Weekend night service comes to the East London Line

The London Overground East London Line will be part of the Weekend Night Tube service starting on 15th December 2017.

From TfL press release

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced that Night Overground services will begin in east London on Friday 15 December, making travelling at night even easier for thousands of Londoners.

The 24-hour services will operate on Friday and Saturday nights on the London Overground between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction, extending to Highbury & Islington next year. This will help Londoners working through the night as well as those enjoying east London's thriving nightlife.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Six bus operators awarded to develop safety improvements for London Buses

London Bus operators - Abellio, CT Plus, Go-Ahead, RATP-Dev, Tower Transit and Metroline have been awarded funding to develop safety improvements for their fleet of buses.

TfL has awarded a £500,000 pot to six bus operators to develop new ideas that will improve safety across London's bus network.

The successful bids from the TfL Bus Safety Innovation Fund were announced yesterday at the London Bus Safety Summit.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

TfL reveals pre-qualified bidders to build new DLR trains

Now that TfL has stopped new purchases of three-door, two-staircase hybrid buses known as New Routemasters, they have revealed pre-qualified bidders to manufacture new trains for the Docklands Light Railway.

Transport for London (TfL) took a significant step today in its search for a manufacturer to design and build a new generation of trains for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), by issuing an Invitation to Negotiate.

Friday, 17 November 2017

New station entrance for Bond Street Underground Station

On the 17th November, the new entrance for Bond Street opened in preparation for the new Crossrail Elizabeth Line.

TfL Image - Bond Street - new ticket gate

From TfL press release

TfL has today unveiled the completed £300 million upgrade of Bond Street Tube station, a key West End location and one of the busiest stations in central London.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Route 267 - the last ever route to convert to New Routemasters

As the Wrightbus New Routemaster rollout comes to an end, a Freedom of Information request shows the final route to convert to the three-door two-staircase hybrid buses will be route 267.

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Saturday, 11 November 2017

10 years of London Overground

It’s been 10 years since TfL took over the Silverlink Metro Services back in 2007.

Arriva Rail London operates the London Overground concession and it is part of the National Rail network.

Tunnelling for the Northern Line Extension is completed

Completion of Northern Line Extension Tunnelling 03

Tunnelling work for the Northern Line Extension had been completed!

I really can’t believe how quickly the tunnelling work has been done.

From TfL press release

Tunnelling work completed as boring machines break through at Kennington.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Consultation to pedestrianise Oxford Street includes proposed changes to bus services

TfL has opened up a consultation to pedestrianise Oxford Street; the purpose of this article is to show the proposed changes to bus services serving Oxford Street.

In our last consultation in April 2017, we explained that our vision is to transform Oxford Street into the world’s best outdoor shopping experience and an unrivalled place to live, work and visit. We received nearly 12,000 responses. There was support, as well as some understandable concerns, and many respondents indicated the key issues they felt we should consider. We have listened very carefully to the issues raised and in the months since then we have discussed our vision with a large number of local residents groups, businesses and others to help us understand such issues in more detail. As a result, we have developed a set of detailed proposals for the transformation of the street and the entire surrounding district. We genuinely believe these proposals respond positively to the concerns raised by some and would enable us to deliver a significantly improved Oxford Street and the wider Oxford Street area for everyone.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Plymouth Citybus launches Contactless payment

As more and more bus companies in Britain are taking on ‘Contactless’ as a way to pay bus fares, Go-Ahead owned Plymouth Citybus has launched contactless payment for their services.

From Route-one

Go-Ahead owned Plymouth Citybus is the latest operator to start accepting contactless payment methods including bPay, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Visa and MasterCard.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

London Bus tender awards for the start of November 2017

Routes N550 & N551 will be the next to convert to the E400H City buses

As we are now in November, TfL has announced the London Bus route tender awards for the start of the month.

From LOTS news:

LBSL intends to enter into new contracts for the following routes with the operators listed below:

Five train manufacturers shortlisted to build new HS2 trains

The Department for Transport has announced five shortlisted bidders to build new trains for High Speed 2.

From Gov UK

Shortlisted bidders for the contract to build new HS2 trains must deliver jobs and skills in Britain.

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