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  • TFL issue bus strike advice

    By JulieGK at 18:17 on 21/06/12
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    Transport for London has issued contingency travel advice if tomorrow's (Friday's) bus strike goes ahead. TfL is calling on the leadership of the Unite union to call off tomorrow's industrial action, but is warning Londoners that if the strike does go ahead bus services could be severely disrupted. If the strike does go ahead TfL is urging passengers to use other transport options, or to walk or cycle where possible. The average bus...
  • Islington danger junction finally under review

    By abi_silvester at 17:21 on 14/11/11
    Cyclists campaign for a safer crossing at Madras Place. The planned pelican crossing has been awaited for more than three years.
    The junction at Madras Place, crossing Holloway Road, has long been considered an accident black spot, following the death of a cyclist in 2008 and many more 'near misses' that have happened since. Now, after a series of setbacks and a spirited campaign by cyclists, it looks like something is finally being done about the notorious crossing. The tragic death of Lisa Pontecorvo happened more than three years ago, but the junction where...
  • Tube closures to plague London this weekend...

    By abi_silvester at 14:03 on 14/10/11
    You may have to conduct most of your journey above ground this weekend. Good thing we're in for pleasant weather!
    If you're planning on doing much in the way of travelling this weekend, you may want to double-check your journey: TfL has a series of closures taking place in the next few days which look likely to cause disruption... Lines with issues all weekend: On the Northern Line there'll be no service between Camden Town and Kennington via Bank on Saturday and Sunday. As part of the Crossrail project, Northern Line trains are also still not...
  • Four Islington rail stations to lose ticket offices?

    By abi_silvester at 17:00 on 30/09/11
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    Stations can be threatening places when they're unmanned, and the proposed closure of four overland rail stations' ticket offices is sparking concern among Islington residents. Upper Holloway, Caledonian Road and Barnsbury, Drayton Park and Essex Road, are among 265 UK stations that could be left without a ticket office and only staffed for part of the day as part of a government proposal known as the 'McNulty report'. Cllr...
  • Want to use Farringdon Station this weekend? You can't (but here's why!)

    By abi_silvester at 14:20 on 17/09/11
    Do you know why the station is closed on weekends? TfL's new video should bring you up to speed.
    If you regularly use Farringdon Station, you'll probably be all-too aware that the station is currently closed at weekends. So what's going on behind the scenes? Read on for a bit of background info on what is causing the disruption, and what to expect from this huge project that will hopefully be worth waiting for in the end! The current closure is due to a  joint Network Rail and DfT £6bn investment to upgrade the station....

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