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London Mayor’s Cycle Hire scheme hits 100,000 journeys

The Mayor's newest addition to London's transport network, Barclays Cycle Hire, has now been used for more than 100,000 journeys since its launch on 30 July, as Londoners take to the scheme enthusiastically. As of the 12th August,...

Tube staff deliver solid vote for action in fight over jobs and safety

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed this morning that members across London Underground have delivered a rock solid mandate for strike action and action short of a strike in a fight over planned cuts to safety-critical jobs that the...

How the birth of the railway won wars, to be explored at event

How the birth of the railways shaped how wars were fought and won, will be the subject of a public event in London next month. Renowned transport journalist and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Transport...

£300m contract awarded for redevelopment of Bond Street Tube station, London

The redevelopment of Bond Street Tube station, a key element of the Tube upgrade, moved a step closer today as Transport for London (TfL) announced that it intends to award the contract for the redevelopment of...

RMT demands investigation as Euston escalator fire exposes lethal consequences of axing tube station staff

TUBE UNION RMT today demanded a full external investigation into an escalator fire at Euston station four weeks ago where smoke detection systems failed and the station was only safely evacuated through the experience and vigilance of...

Benefit bike ride to Belgium

An employee from FirstGroup, Britain’s biggest transport operator is itching to get back in the saddle after an adventurous charity bike ride to Brussels left him battered and bruised. Alastair Sexton Jones, Rail IS Programme Manager cycled 310 miles from...

Robert the Engine gets first makeover as part of London 2012 transport investment

A steam locomotive called Robert is receiving a London 2012 paint job after 78 years of pigeons, rain and wind left him feeling under the weather. Robert the Engine, built in 1933, is being given a makeover before resuming his...

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Model maker recreates Metro’s new trains with Meccano

The Tyne and Wear Metro’s new trains have been recreated in Meccano thanks to one man’s labour of love. The...