Appeal for witnesses following death of e-scooter rider in London

Metropolitan Police detectives are investigating a fatal collision in Newham are appealing for anyone with information or footage to come forward. Police were called at 01:50hrs on Sunday, 5 May to reports of a collision at Woolwich Manor Way, at the junction with Albatross Close, E6. Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended. […]

ULEZ Expansion: TfL owed over £200m in unpaid fines

Seven in 10 drivers issued with a Ulez penalty charge since the zone expanded have failed to pay the £180 fine, TfL has revealed. Almost a million fines were “outstanding”, owing £218,316,553. One motorist has clocked up 200 fines and owes TfL £47,682. Drivers who have failed to pay the £12.50-a-day levy have received an […]

US diplomats owe £14m in unpaid congestion charges

US diplomats have racked up more than £14m in outstanding congestion charge debt in the last two decades, new data shows. Transport for London (TfL) revealed on Monday it was owed £14.6m from the American Embassy, which pipped Japan’s £10m, says CityAM. “We and the UK government are clear that the Congestion Charge is a charge […]

London: China’s BYD poised to supply electric double decker buses

Rapidly expanding Chinese automaker BYD is close to a deal that would see it supply all-electric double decker buses in London. Transport giant Go-Ahead Group is set to award the Shenzhen-based firm a contract to build more than 100 of the vehicles at around £400,000 each and £100,000 cheaper than its UK competitors, sources told the Sunday […]

London: Blind charity calls for “urgent” halting of floating bus stops

A pedestrian has been injured after being struck by a cyclist at a controversial ‘floating’ bus stop on Westminster Bridge. The pensioner was crossing a bike lane to reach the bus stop at a zebra crossing when they were hit by the passing cyclist and hurled to the floor in the latest incident to be […]

Uber sued by London taxi drivers for £250m over taxi-booking rules

A group of more than 10,000 black cab drivers is suing Uber after accusing it of breaching taxi-booking rules in London, in a move which could cost the ride-hailing giant more than £250m. A group action claim has been filed in the High Court over Uber’s operations in the capital between May 2012 and March 2018. The cab drivers claim that Uber misled […]

Buzzbike: Funding round complete after sevenfold subscription increase

London-based Buzzbike has announced the completion of its latest funding round, bringing total investment to £7.2m. The micromobility subscription business said it had seen 700 per cent growth in demand for its e-bike services over the last year. It is now giving the option to the public to become shareholders via a crowdfunding campaign, according to […]

‘Bakerloop’ bus route planned for proposed Bakerloo line Tube extension

Sadiq Khan has announced plans for a ‘Bakerloop’ bus route along the proposed Bakerloo Tube line extension, says CityAM. The mayor of London, who is campaigning for a record third term running City Hall, pledged a new express bus route mirroring the mooted Tube expansion – if he is reelected. He said the Elephant & Castle to Lewisham service, which would […]

Khan warning: TfL needs Government assistance despite £162million ‘profit’

Transport for London still needs Government help for major transport projects despite making a £162 million annual “profit”, Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned. TfL is expected to declare its first ever “operating surplus” at the end of the month – cash it can reinvest in the capital’s public transport network. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt made no mention […]

Riding high: Cycleway 4 opens in Southwark

TfL and Southwark Council have completed work on the Cycleway on Lower Road in southeast London. This new section of Cycleway 4, the latest to be completed, now enables people to cycle safely all the way from London Bridge to Greenwich. It is a vital part of TfL’s commitment to expand the cycle network, making […]


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