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NB. This article was written in September 2014. If you're searching for info on the January 2015 bus strike, click here As if the travel chaos yesterday wasn't bad enough, Unite has announced strike action affecting around 50 bus routes will take place on Monday. TFL has warned the action is “likely to [...]
Smartphone app Uber has found a new champion in the form of EU digital affairs commissioner Neelie Kroes. After protests against the San Francisco startup swept Europe yesterday, Kroes wrote "we cannot address these challenges by ignoring them, by going on strike, or by trying to ban these innovations out of existence." “The disruptive force [...]
Transport for London (TfL) will be introducing screens displaying how many people are sitting upstairs and which seats are available, in a trial system to begin in two weeks. The display screens will be situated next to the driver as people board the bus and between the driver and the staircase before passengers go upstairs. [...]
Cycling 100 miles is hard. Cycling it on a tandem bike is even harder. But you know it will be a challenge when you’re also doing it in the tail end of hurricane Bertha – just ask Tom Richards and Dan Willis, the JP Morgan employees who completed RideLondon in aid of Whizz-Kidz yesterday on [...]
Troubled outsourcing firm Serco has received yet more bad news today as Transport for London informed the company it had failed in its rebid to operate and maintain the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). After 17 years of running the DLR Serco will hand it over to a venture between Keolis and Amey. However, Serco was [...]
Thousands of London’s iconic black cabs are today staging a mass protest against innovative taxi app service Uber. Uber customers can hail a ride using their smartphone, which will show them the nearest vehicle available. Organised by the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA), the protest could wreak traffic chaos across large swathes of the capital. [...]
Thousands of London's iconic black cabs are today staging a mass protest against innovative taxi app service Uber. Uber customers can hail a ride using their smartphone, which will show them the nearest vehicle available. Organised by the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA), the protest could wreak traffic chaos across large swathes of the capital. [...]
London Mayor Boris Johnson has criticised the attitude of San-Fransico based firm Uber as "excessively bumptious." Johnson, speaking on LBC, added that he didn't like the way Uber were "moving into London and claiming they could take all this business away from black cabs." The company's rapid growth and penchant for innovation have clearly not conformed [...]
THE UNITE and TSSA unions said last night that a planned strike over the bank holiday weekend by staff in the London Underground’s power control centre had been called off following negotiations with TfL. Around 40 workers had threatened to walk out tomorrow morning for three days in a dispute over pay and conditions, though [...]
London’s black cabs are on the war path against innovative taxi app service Uber, promising to cause widespread disruption across the capital in early June. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) argue that Uber’s drivers are using an app to calculate fares. It is currently illegal for private vehicles to be equipped with taximeters. However, [...]
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