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Docklands Light Railway signalling upgrade gets final testing

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) passengers can look forward to quicker journeys and an even greater level of reliability than the current 97 per cent following a final test of new signalling software across the network this weekend.

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TfL-funded police officers continue to reduce Blackwall Tunnel delays for drivers

Unplanned tunnel closures delaying drivers reduced by almost a third. More than 900 vehicles stopped and checked by Police Tunnels Team to reduce stoppages caused by accidents, breakdowns and over-height vehicles.

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Mayor of London helps 71 schools get pupils cycling

The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) are helping 71 schools in outer London to set up cycling clubs through grants to help them buy bikes and cycling equipment for pupils.

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London prepares for cold weather

The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils – the body representing all 32 of London’s boroughs and the City of London – have set out the measures underway to keep London moving during any coming bad weather.

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Transport for London Board rejects London 2012 Games taxi fare increase

The Transport for London (TfL) Board has today rejected a proposal to increase taxi fares by 22 per cent during the London 2012 Games.

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Mayor announces innovative bus technology set to deliver cleaner air across London

Trials show abatement equipment reduces bus nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 88 per cent and particulate matter (PM10) emissions by 77 per cent.

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TfL reveals design for transformed Euston Circus junction

Junction will provide new public space as well as better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Tube performance on track for a successful Games

Latest performance figures show that reliability is better on every line compared to the same period last year. Record passenger numbers as demand continues to grow.

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Major campaign launched to help people ‘Get Ahead of the Games’ and keep London and the UK moving in 2012

The UK Government, Mayor of London, London 2012 and the UK’s transport networks today joined forces to launch a major new national campaign to encourage the travelling public to ‘Get Ahead of the Games’.

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Changes to travel around Paddington Station due to Crossrail works

Bus diversions and changes to local stopping arrangements.

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DLR launches a new three-car route and enhanced timetable to meet Games-time demand

From today longer and more frequent trains are in service on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to help meet increasing demand and set the network on course for the London 2012 Games.

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Avoiding congestion made easier with new Transport for London live traffic news

Drivers in London can now find out where traffic is busy, or may become congested, before they hit the road, with the Mayor and Transport for London’s new range of enhanced travel information for road users.

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London Overground passenger satisfaction soars following investment in capacity, trains and stations

London Overground today confirms its position as one of the best performing railways in the UK, with a 92 percent approval rating in the latest national passenger survey, up from 85 percent in autumn 2010.

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Mayor welcomes green light for scheme to charge companies for disruptive roadworks

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today hailed a major step forward in his battle to reduce disruption caused by roadworks, as the Government confirmed that legislation for a lane rental scheme will be laid in front of Parliament.

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Peter Andre presents awards to London school children for their winning stories about where they live

Popstar and children’s author Peter Andre is presenting 20 London primary school pupils with awards at City Hall today, for stories they have written about where they live, as part of the Mayor of London’s drive to improve literacy across the capital.

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