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If there's one thing Londoners like to complain about, it's its transport system – but now new research has revealed exactly how London's train stations compare to each other and to the rest of the country. A survey of nearly 11,000 commuters by TransportFocus found that between April – June 2015 customer satisfaction levels for London Bridge to be [...]
Alongside "Mind the Gap" at your feet and round red and blue "Underground" signs overhead at entrances, there's a new feature appearing at selected Tube stations across London that's soon to become just as familiar. Eagle-eyed commuters have spotted a new addition among signposts for the Central and Victoria line…. and they're an absolute hoot. Owl decals [...]
A broken down train at Battersea Park is causing rush hour chaos at Victoria Station. There are delays of at least 45 minutes on Southern trains running from Victoria through Battersea Park which are expected to last until at least 5pm. Gatwick Express services are also affected, with trains running only every 30 minutes and [...]
When TfL announced a timely and entirely appropriate review of the regulations governing London's Private Hire Vehicles (minicabs to you and me) both the headline writers and spin doctors went into overdrive. Uber faces massive crackdown in London and Uber under threat in London we read. Uber's lavishly resourced communications team swung into action, ludicrously describing the proposals [...]
Kings Cross station was evacuated because of overcrowding during rush hour this morning, with Tube lines not stopping at the station. British Transport Police confirmed the station was closed because of problems on the Hammersmith & City Line today. Although it has since reopened, BTP warned commuters to allow "extra time" for their journey as [...]
A member of a powerful commons committee is calling on colleagues in parliament to scrutinise Transport for London (TfL) over its drastic new proposals to impose draconian regulations on Uber and other private hire car services. Richard Fuller, a Conservative MP who sits on the business select committee, told City A.M. the proposals were “precisely [...]
DLR workers could go on strike after the RMT union said it will ballot around 700 members over working practices. The union claims that Keolis Amey Docklands (KAD) which operates the line is "bulldozing" new conditions, however, the company said it was "unnecessary". “Our members on DLR are furious at the way that Keolis Amey [...]
Boris Johnson has said he believes the Uber app is "systematically" breaking the law, weighing in on the fight between Uber, Transport for London (TfL) and black cab drivers and laying out his position for the first time in detail. The Mayor of London insisted proposed new rules are not about blocking the app, but [...]
You only have to look outside your office window to recognise that London is growing at a phenomenal rate. New developments are springing up, and the capital’s population is expected to rise from 8.6 million to 10 million by 2030. Of this new population, 600,000 people are expected to live in east London alone. [...]
Uber and Transport for London face another showdown when they pull up at the high court this week, to settle a long-running dispute over whether the smartphone app breaks the law. TfL last week revealed proposals for fresh laws which would curb Uber in London. Now, the UK courts will decide on the legality of [...]
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