London’s black cabs join Uber

Uber is to launch Black Cabs in London from early in the New Year. The ridehailing app says the move “opens up the Uber app to the iconic hackney carriage – much-loved by tourists and Londoners alike and an historic part of the capital’s transport network”.  Uber launched in London more than a decade ago, […]

ULEZ widened across London, but questions raised over legality

London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has described the widening of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover the whole of London “a difficult decision but the right one to save lives”. All London boroughs are now covered by the restrictions on older vehicles, whose drivers must now pay £12.50 a day to drive anywhere in London. […]

Minister confirms TfL looking at pay-per-mile charging

London’s Mayor is looking into the technicalities of pay-as-you-drive charging across London. Transport Minister Richard Holden told the Commons that Sadiq Khan has asked Transport for London officials, including Deputy Mayor for Transport Seb Dance, to look into the “technicalities” of introducing the plan. The Guido Fawkes website reports Mr Holden said in the […]

London travelcards could be scrapped to increase TfL revenues

Commuters and daytrippers into London face paying higher fares to travel around the capital, as London Mayor Sadiq Khan considers scrapping the day travelcard. The card means people pay one fare to take a train and then have unlimited travel on tubes and buses for a fare less than the combined cost of buying a […]

London’s new ULEZ cameras could be used for wider road user charging

The new network of ANPR cameras being installed in London to monitor the expanded Ultra Low Emissions Zone could be used for pay-as-you-go driving charging in the future. The Telegraph says Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked TfL to look into developing a scheme which would use more “sophisticated technology” to charge road users. It says […]

Johnson steps into ULEZ row

Former Prime Minister and London Mayor and current MP for Uxbridge Boris Johnson has issued a rebuke to his successor in London, Sadiq Khan, over plans to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone to the whole of London. Mr Johnson has released a video on Twitter saying that you do not need an all-London emission […]

London’s neighbouring counties refuse to co-operate on ULEZ plans

Nearly every Home Counties council neighbouring London has announced a refusal to co-operate with London’s Mayor on the introduction of a capital-wide Ultra Low Emission Zone. The Telegraph reports that Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire have now pledged to join Kent and Surrey in blocking the installation of any ULEZ cameras or signs warning drivers entering […]

Labour council leader calls for more time to implement ULEZ in outer boroughs

For the first time, a leading member of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s own party has called into question his plans to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone to outer London boroughs. Writing on Twitter, Barking and Dagenham Council leader Darren Rodwell has suggested that the plans need “a much more comprehensive and generous scrappage and […]

London Mayor issues high air pollution alert

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has issued a high air pollution alert this week. This follows the moderate air pollution London has been experiencing since Saturday 21st January with the continuing cold, still, and foggy conditions in London resulting in poor dispersion of vehicle emissions. Schools and boroughs will be notified of the alert […]

Police hunt bus arsonists in East London

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following four bus fires that have been started deliberately since New Year. Two fires in Walthamstow took place on Monday, 2 January – the first at 17:55hrs on a route 215 bus and the second at 19:45hrs on Tuesday, 3 January on a route 97 bus. Police say […]


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