Category Archives: Transport Geekery

Sold short at Kensal Green

Kensal Green Tube Station(Photo Credit: amandabhslater – licensed under Creative Commons) Ticket office closures have rightly focussed attention on staffing levels at Tube stations. There is a current commitment to ensure that all Tube stations are staffed during operating hours. … Continue reading

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The TfL Board should tell the Mayor where to stick his shovel

“If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging” The TfL Board on 22nd September is going to be asked to approve an extension of the Cycle Hire Scheme. By how much we will probably not know as TfL are … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, London Mayoralty, Transport Geekery | 7 Comments

Confirmed: TfL’s own figures show Cycle Hire Scheme is a poor investment

The Cycle Hire Scheme is still struggling. Casual use could be months away and TfL with their contractors, Serco, have been unable to solve operational issues that should have been fixed within a few weeks of launch. The business case, … Continue reading

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Cycle hire scheme caught between a rock and a hard place

Don’t look here for a bike after 5.30PM, docking station on Scala Street, W1 The ability of casual users to make use of the London Cycle Hire scheme has been delayed again. TfL are now saying it will be the … Continue reading

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What are TfL hiding about the cycle hire scheme?

[Photo: The Basket – James Cridland – Licensed by Creative Commons] The cycle hire scheme has had a troubled birth with technical issues and escalating costs. While the users of the scheme undeniably find it useful, whether the scheme is … Continue reading

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Hooray for Oyster!

It’s easy to forget what an innovation Oyster was and in many ways still is. As well bringing convenience to everyone who use London’s transport system, it has undoubtedly increased the use of public transport. Whilst the rollout to National … Continue reading

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The Hidden Danger in Ending PPP on the Tube

The acquisition of Tube Lines by Transport for London effectively ended the PPP experiment on the Tube. There are potentially many advantages to the end of the deal, but has it left the Tube more exposed now to cutbacks on … Continue reading

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