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February 12, 2014

London Underground unions suspend strike

Will continue to discuss halting proposed staff cuts. The cuts are part of Mayor Boris Johnson’s plan to remove ticket booths and place more staff members on platforms and concourses as riders switch to paying fares with Oyster cards that open gates automatically.


February 5, 2014

London Tube strike causes commuting chaos

Causes long lines at bus stops, packed buses, and thousands of commuters taking to the roads on bikes and on foot. Union rail drivers protesting job losses and plans to close manned ticket offices may stay off the job for two days this week and another two next week.


December 31, 2013

Bombardier to modernize London Underground signaling

New contract will see signaling modernized on 40% of the network, allowing more trains to run more often and more reliably.


August 23, 2012

Nearly 1 million used London public transit during Olympics

According to London 2012 organizers, 900,000 people used public transit provided by the Olympic Delivery Authority, including shuttles, special light rail and bike routes. The subway saw a record 60 million users during the Games.


July 25, 2012

'Canopy' design concept gives subway trains outside view

Canopy uses dynamic flexible "e-paper" display panels affixed to the interior of the train giving passengers a view of passing landmarks. The content, stored on an embedded PC in the train, is updated via Wi-Fi.


September 8, 2011

Toronto Transit names chief operating officer

Andy Byford will become the TTC’s first chief operating officer. Byford will join the TTC in November from Sydney, Australia where he was COO of RailCorp.


June 14, 2011

Bombardier to supply signaling to London Underground

The contract is valued at approximately $577 million. Bombardier will equip 192 miles of track line (25 miles in tunnels), 113 stations, 191 trainsets, 49 engineering trains and six heritage trains by 2018, using its communication-based train control technology, CITYFLO 650.


January 28, 2009

METRO Briefs

Rapid rail from N.C. to Atlanta considered. Transit drivers honored for safety. London tube maps created to help disabled.


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