Rail derives little value from property development says ex-TfL chief
Rail derives little or no value from property development schemes as the industry is barred from owning non operational land for non rail purposes, says former TfL deputy chairman Daniel Moylan. Continue reading Rail derives little value from property development says ex-TfL chief
Good rail results for TfL
Population and economic growth again set new passenger journey records for London Underground, but bus journeys continue to flat-line and are now lower than five years ago. These are just some of the findings from TfL’s latest annual report & accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016. Continue reading Good rail results for TfL
A sign of things to come?
Within days of becoming London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan instructed TfL to ban adverts dealing with what it calls ‘body confidence issues’. Continue reading A sign of things to come?
Underground traffic keeps on growing
London Underground continues to break records as the capital’s burgeoning population puts more traffic onto rail. Continue reading Underground traffic keeps on growing
Start Crossrail 2 now says Adonis
Crossrail 2 (CR2) needs to be brought forward as a priority says Lord Adonis, interim chair of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). Adonis has called for a hybrid bill to be presented to Parliament by autumn 2019 and for the new line to be completed in 2033. (This would also coincide with the completion of HS2 phase 2).
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Property development as important to TfL as its trains and buses
“Commercial development activity is as important to TfL as running the transport system”, says Graeme Craig, TfL’s commercial director. “For a long time we didn’t see ourselves as a property company, but we are one of the largest in London as we own 5,700 acres of land. We are no longer the dull, bureaucratic, backward-looking organisation the property industry once perceived us to be.” Continue reading Property development as important to TfL as its trains and buses
Northern tube line could be split
The separation of London Underground’s Northern tube line into its two component parts appears to have moved a step closer. Continue reading Northern tube line could be split
TfL Results: Rail journeys on the up, but buses and trams start to falter
The TfL annual report for the year ended 31 March 2015 shows that the number of passenger journeys continues to increase on the rail side, but stagnated on the bus, and fell in the tram sectors. Continue reading TfL Results: Rail journeys on the up, but buses and trams start to falter
All change as new era dawns for rail commuters on some of London’s busiest routes.
London’s Overground has been in existence for less than a decade but it has already had a huge impact on service provision; it has quite literally reshaped the rail map of the capital. This weekend sees further change as West Anglia’s inner suburban services are brought under its jurisdiction. What difference will these changes make? John W E Helm investigates. Continue reading All change as new era dawns for rail commuters on some of London’s busiest routes.
New Tube train will be delayed
Invitations to Tender (ITT) for the New Tube for London (NTfL) have been set back from February to December, according to TfL’s 2015-16 budget. Continue reading New Tube train will be delayed