Today’s transport news

Knightsbridge

– Piccadilly Line drivers vote to strike (Standard)
– TfL survey recommends fixed Gallions Reach crossing (Bexley Times)
– Further consultation to be held on river crossings (London24)
– Boris’ £350,000 buses “creating jobs” (Standard)
– Transport Secretary looks to Brighton Main Line 2 (Brighton and Hove News)
– Young people asked to create 150th anniversary art (London24)
– Crossrail creates real-estate revolution (Wall Street Journal)
– ‘London transport developments leave regions out (Politics.co.uk)
– Why has Boris put the brakes on outer London cycling scheme? (Guardian)

Photo: Eric.Parker

Today’s transport news

Boris tube

– Mayor hails “stonking year” – delays down 20% and passengers up on tube (Standard)
– New buses cost over £350,000 each (Londonist)
– Virgin and East Coast worst train companies for punctuality (London24)
– TfL takeover of Southeastern services would “harm services” (Standard)
– Hammersmith tunnel could replace flyover (BBC)
– Waterloo International terminal to take commuter services (Basingstoke Gazette)
– House prices to rise 40% near Crossrail sites (Telegraph)
– Cycle traffic lights trialled in Berkshire (Bike Radar)

(Photo: BackBoris 2012)

Today’s transport news and comment

Thatcher

– Thatcher parody pictures banned from tube (Mirror)
– Bank voted worst tube station (London Loves Business)
– Shepherd’s Bush central line station temporarily closed after fire (BBC)
– HS2 reveals revised plans for Euston (International Rail Journal)
– “Tube staff recycled my lost property” (Guardian)
– 15 artist mark tube’s 150th (Standard)
– TfL boss claims £180 to buy toy buses for Boris (MayorWatch)

(Photo: Ben Moore)

Today’s transport news

Euston

– Euston station HS2 rebuild plan scrapped (Standard)
– Waterloo disruption for London marathon (BBC)
– London road bridges ‘pose risk to safety’ (BBC)
– TfL Dartford takeover proposals “unacceptable” (BBC)
– Faster journeys from North required says Adonis (ITV)
– Waterloo remains UK’s busiest station (Rail.co.uk)
– Crossrail already creating property hotspots (Homes & Property)
– FirstGroup sells eight depots (TransportXtra)
– The xx changes gig venue due to tube closures (Digital Spy)
– First World War bus restored for centenary (Standard)
– Tube art sells for £158,000 (Rail.co)
– Champions League trophy shares tube trip with commuters (Metro)
– Justin Bieber screaming (Capital FM)

(Photo: R/DV/RS)

Today’s transport news

– Travel advice for Thatcher funeral (London24)
– One millionth ‘wave and pay’ journey achieved (Standard)
– Gospel Oak to Barking electrification threatened (MayorWatch)
– Driver ‘ordered two-year-olds off bus’ (Standard)
– BTP officer awarded £11,000 after ‘falling off chair’ (ITV)
– 02 customers get free WiFi (Wired)
– Why do tube train doors have buttons? (Londonist)

Today’s transport news and comment

Bus cycle

– Two buses a day are involved in cycle crashes (Standard)
– Fleet of 4G-enabled taxis launched (Huffington Post)
– Crossrail likely to be taken over by foreign operator (Standard)
– Children “at risk” of air pollution from SIlvertown tunnel (Wharf)
– Work begins to extend Boris bike scheme (London24)
– Boris asked to help lower Heathrow Express fare (Standard)
– Islington stretch of Regent’s Canal in line for makeover (Islington Gazette)
– Comparing the tube with Seoul’s metro (BBC)

(Photo: Joe Dunckley)

Round-up: Today’s transport news and comment

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– Bob Crow: Underground heading for “meltdown” under Boris (Standard)
– London taxi fares and Heathrow surcharge to rise (BBC)
– Travel misery this morning for Waterloo and Moorgate passengers (Metro)
– Report released on public transport use for people with learning disabilities (Guardian)
– TfL pays £40,000 for emission zone blunder (Standard)
– Hackney Museum transformed into tube station (Hackney Gazette)