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Tfl Is Changing Some Routes And Zones From 2016

Tfl Is Changing Some Routes And Zones From 2016

Changes to fares from 2 January 2016

On 2 January, some fares will be changing across our network.

Later in January, pay as you go (with a contactless payment or Oyster card) will be accepted for travel to Gatwick Airport. read more

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Accessible Tube Stations

Accessible Tube Stations

  • Posted: Oct 26, 2015
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Now available on Access to London a complete list of accessible stations that have step free access. Transport for London have been working to make the tube accessible from 2005.

List of Accessible Tube Stations

Grouped by Tube Line

Legend:

sfasp = Step-free access street to platform

sfast = Step-free access street to train

 

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The Migrant Crisis in Calais

The Migrant Crisis in Calais

The British and French governments are coming under increasing pressure to deal with the migrant crisis in Calais from where thousands of people have tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to get to the UK.

Thousands of migrants who are camped in Calais are attempting to reach the UK by crossing the Channel.

Some try to stow away on lorries bound for cross-Channel ferries. During recent strikes by French ferry workers, which closed the Channel Tunnel, migrants openly tried to board lorries stuck in traffic on the roads leading to the port. There have also been some reports of migrants attempting to stow away in people’s cars. read more

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Speed Cameras ‘Are Too Strict’, Says Pioneer

Speed Cameras ‘Are Too Strict’, Says Pioneer

The policeman behind the installation of the UK’s first speed camera in 1992 now believes they are too harsh on minor offenders.

The public no longer supports the use of speed cameras on British roads, according to the policeman who introduced them in 1992.

Roger Reynolds has claimed enforcement agencies are too strict on minor offenders, with 38% of motorists caught speeding just 5mph to 9mph over the limit.

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Speed Trap Installer Roger Reynolds read more

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Southwest Airlines Flight Lands At Wrong Airport

Southwest Airlines Flight Lands At Wrong Airport

Southwest Airlines says it cannot explain how the packed aircraft landed seven miles from its intended destination.

A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago is under investigation after it landed at the wrong airport seven miles from its intended destination.

Flight 4013, carrying 124 passengers and five crew members, was scheduled to fly from Chicago’s Midway International Airport to Branson Airport, Missouri.

But the Boeing 737-700 landed at Taney County Airport instead, on a runway half the size of it proper destination. read more

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New London Black Cab, Nissan Ditches Diesel

New London Black Cab, Nissan Ditches Diesel

Diesel engines are to be ditched in a new version of the London black cab, which has been launched by Japanese carmaker Nissan.

The company promised that its new 1.6 litre petrol-engine taxi will be cleaner than the current diesel cabs used in the capital and regional areas.

The new taxi comes with round headlamps, a re-modelled grille and new front-bumper panels.

It is a remodelled version of the vehicle first unveiled in August 2012, with modifications made following feedback from the office of London Mayor Boris Johnson. read more

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Rail Overcrowding May Lead To First Class Being Scrapped

Rail Overcrowding May Lead To First Class Being Scrapped

First class rail travel could be scrapped on busy commuter routes under plans that would see train companies being paid to provide extra standard class seats.

The Government said it was considering such a move to ease overcrowding and confirmed it was in talks with a number of operators about ideas including financial incentives for train firms with busy commuter routes who ditch their first class offering.

The plans emerged as rail fares in the UK rose by an average 3.1% – sparking one charity to warn of a potential return to cars for commuters as it would make more financial sense. read more

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TFL’s Festive Services

TFL’s Festive Services

The main changes to TFL’s services during the Festive period are as follows:

Festive services

Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24 December ‑ A reduced weekday service will operate across the Tube network until 20:00. Last trains will be earlier than usual. Buses will run until just after midnight.

Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December ‑ There will be no service on the entire network. read more

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