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February 19, 2014

Bombardier to equip London rail for $2B

Will provide Transport for London with 65 nine-car trains, a depot and train maintenance services for the flagship London Crossrail project.


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.


December 19, 2013

BYD delivers electric buses to London

The ebus battery takes four to five hours to recharge from totally exhausted at a cost of approximately $31, representing a savings of up to 75% of fuel cost compared to a diesel bus.


May 28, 2013

UITP picks London transit chief as new president

Since becoming Commissioner of Transport for London six years ago, Sir Peter Hendy has made London a world leader in integrated and innovative transport delivery, overseeing record breaking operational performance, passenger numbers and the largest ever investment program.


December 18, 2012

Cubic, Transport for London partner for fare payment

Passengers traveling by bus in London have the option of paying their fare with their contactless debit, credit or charge card by simply presenting it to one of the card readers on the bus.


May 31, 2012

Disabled visitors using transit face hurdles for London Olympics

Despite the bus system being equipped with ramps and low-floor access for wheelchair users, critics have complained that drivers have refused to pick them up.


May 17, 2012

London cable car system may not be ready for Olympics

The 1,000-yard gondola lift line crosses the River Thames in east London and is planned to be both a commuter route and a tourist attraction.


March 2, 2012

London launches revamped double-decker bus

The buses, which are equipped with diesel-electric hybrid technology, cost an estimated $2.25 million apiece.


September 6, 2011

London testing beta bus arrival program

Currently, only some of the bus stops in London feature screens listing the number of minutes until a bus arrives. TfL said the live bus departures service would be fully launched this fall.


May 18, 2010

London double-decker hybrid bus design unveiled

The open platform feature, shared with the old Routemaster design, allows the reinstatement of a hop-on, hop-off service. Three doors and two staircases will aid speedier and smoother boarding.


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