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New “sharing economy” apps could help commuters survive future union action MANY are extolling the virtues of the “sharing economy” – where people rent out underutilised assets from each other through the internet. Despite concerns over regulation and security (sharing companies Lyft and Uber have both recently faced lawsuits), collaborative consumption is catching on. Forbes [...]
Half of all scheduled Tube services are running this lunchtime despite the strike action by the RMT union, Transport for London has said. Two-third of Underground stations are open, and there were 7,961 buses operating on the city streets this morning – the highest number ever, says TfL. Boris Bike hires are up [...]
THERE are plenty of Londoners hoping that TfL could still cut a deal with union leaders and halt the current Tube strikes, but Gatwick’s ad men might well be crossing their fingers more tightly than most. The airport has staged a week-long advertising takeover in both Bank and Westminster Tube stations but with the Tube [...]
Eager to keep commuters moving throughout planned strike action on the Underground, Uber's new "KeepLondonMoving" promotion will allow Londoners to receive a 50 per cent discount for splitting a car. Those getting involved need only request a ride via the service's mobile app, then opt to split the fare with their "Uber-savvy friends". The deal [...]
LONDON Underground staff will start a 48-hour strike tonight unless last-ditch talks between Transport for London and the RMT union produce a truce. TfL, which will meet with RMT officials for conciliation talks today, last night urged the union to call off the “pointless strike”. This week’s walkout, which comes after two months of negotiations [...]
• BAKERLOO TfL hopes to run trains between Queen’s Park and Elephant & Castle around every six minutes in both directions. Not stopping at Edgware Road, Embankment, Kilburn Park, Lambeth North, Maida Vale, Piccadilly Circus or Regent’s Park. • CENTRAL No service would operate through the central area. TfL plans to run trains between Epping [...]
Good news: Transport for London has found a way to cut down on weekend Tube closures this summer.Bad news: This means parts of the Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines are going to be shut down for three and a half weeks. Between 19 July and 10 August, the two lines on the Uxbridge branch will be [...]
WHEN BOB Crow was challenged last month about sunbathing in Brazil while his union headed towards a series of strikes on the London Underground, he replied in his typically brusque manner: “What do you want me to do, sit under a tree and read Karl Marx every day?” Crow’s fight for rail workers since winning [...]
Driverless vehicles are either the future of motoring or the death knell for public transport, depending on whether you take your travel news from Google or the RMT. But tucked away beyond domestic arrivals at Heathrow is a driverless transport network that has been running successfully for nearly three years and is the first of [...]
London Underground Tube staff who volunteered to keep services running during this month's strike have been awarded £25 "by way of thank you." The strikes were called in response to the closure of London ticket offices and plans to cut 750 jobs. The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) said the volunteers were awarded £25 for [...]
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