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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

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

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.