ALL ABOARD THE SCREAM TRAIN!: Transport agency to fix screeching track problem in east London

  London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via ELLENA CRUSE/Ilford Recorder   Commuters using the London Underground’s Central metro (Tube) line between Wanstead and Leytonstone stations may be familiar with the ear-splitting screeching noise rising up from the tracks as they … Continue reading ALL ABOARD THE SCREAM TRAIN!: Transport agency to fix screeching track problem in east London

UBER: Disruptive taxi app firm stripped of licence by London’s TfL

London – VIJAY SHAH via SARAH BUTLER, GWYN TOPHAM and The Guardian San Francisco-based taxi app company Uber has had its application to renew its public carriage licence turned down by Transport for London (TfL) after its business practices and safety record were called into question by critics, the Guardian newspaper reported today. The company, founded by Travis Kalanick in 2010, operates in 400 cities around the world and is well known for its cheap prices, its large pool of contracted drivers and its ease of use. But the company has come under fire in London its ‘lack of corporate … Continue reading UBER: Disruptive taxi app firm stripped of licence by London’s TfL

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON: Contactless Travel

On the 16th September 2014, Transport for London (TfL), the London authority in charge of the city’s public transport formally ushered in a new way of paying fares for its customers. This new paying method, which TfL has branded ‘contactless travel’ enables commuters with special credit or debit cards to use these cards to pay for their daily travel without having to buy tickets or top up an Oystercard, making it ideal for occasional users or tourists…or anyone unfortunately unable to access their usual means of fare payment (lost Oystercard/photocard, for example). Many banks and building societies in the UK now offer credit and debit cards with a distinctive ‘sound wave’ logo. … Continue reading TRANSPORT FOR LONDON: Contactless Travel

PRUDENTIAL RIDELONDON: An East London travel guide

Cyclist enthusiasts still buoyed up by the highlights and camaderie generated by the great Tour de France‘s passage through the streets of Britain and which culminated in London, will now have another reason to celebrate, as the Prudential RideLondon cycling extravaganza makes its presence felt this August. Billed by its organisers as a “world-class festival of cycling”, RideLondon will see hundreds of Lycra-clad and two-wheeled athletes travel through the capital in aid of charity. The event, which is supported by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Surrey Council and Transport for London (with publicity handled by PR agency London & Partners), is scheduled to take place on the … Continue reading PRUDENTIAL RIDELONDON: An East London travel guide