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 […]

TfL advises of weekend closures to the southbound Blackwall Tunnel

TfL has advised drivers that the Blackwall Tunnel will be closed to southbound traffic across a number of weekends in May and June to help support carriageway works on the northbound approach.  The closures, which are required to help implement the road configuration for the new Silvertown Tunnel, which will open in 2025, will take […]

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 […]

New London cycle lane “would increase congestion by 800%” says report

A cycle lane planned for one of London’s busiest roundabouts in Holland Park will cause an 800% increase in traffic congestion, an independent report has claimed. Holland Park Traders Association (HPTA) has commissioned transport experts to analyse proposals drawn up by TfL to transform a roundabout between Holland Park Avenue and Shepherds Bush Green. TfL intends […]

Women in Bus and Coach appoint inaugural Board of Directors

The Women in Bus and Coach Initiative (WiBC) is pleased to announce the appointment ofits inaugural Board of Directors, representing a diverse array of talent from across thetransport industry. This milestone marks a significant step forward in the organisation’smission to promote gender diversity and inclusion within the bus, coach, and communitytransport sector. The newly appointed […]

Automated bus passenger counting planned by TfL

TfL is aiming to deploy an automated system for counting the number of passengers on its buses. The organisation has published a future opportunity notice for potential suppliers, saying it wants to explore the possibilities for technical solutions. The move has come as part of the strategy to deliver real time data, information and visualisations for public […]

‘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 […]

New Bill to regulate London pedicabs “chaos”

A new law regulating cycle rickshaws (popularly known as pedicabs) in London will “end the chaos in hotspots like Soho and Covent Garden”, the government has said, with penalties for those who break the law including a fine of up to £2,500, according to Sky News. Pedicabs are the only form of unregulated transport on […]

London Mayor asked to explain 700,000 bus journey cuts

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been accused of “slashing public transport with one hand and pushing people out of their cars with the other”, as data reveals that almost 700,000 bus journeys were cut by Transport for London (TfL) between 2022 and 2023, says Harrow Online. Statistics uncovered through a Freedom of Information request […]

Safety: TfL begins CCTV bus shelter trial and enforcement officer night patrols

TfL is working with the Metropolitan Police to develop and trial the use of CCTV cameras at bus shelters in London. The initiative is to explore the benefits for preventing and detecting crime and anti-social behaviour and investigating incidents, improving customer confidence to travel on the bus network. The safety of TfL’s customers and staff […]

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