Subject tag: Public Transport

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17 September 2021

A campaign against reductions in bus services in London has been launched by the London TravelWatch Bus Alliance, with as lead organisation London TravelWatch, the official watchdog organisation representing the interests of transport users in and around the capital.

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22 August 2021

The Campaign for Better Transport has launched a new campaign aimed at increasing government support for improved public transport.

12 August 2021

The London Assembly member for Enfield & Haringey is urging Govia Thameslink Railway to restore the frequencies of train services running through Palmers Green to their pre-February 2021 levels sooner than the currently proposed date of May 2022. She is also keen for the train operating company to eventually deliver the full 'turn-up-and-go' service (six trains an hour off-peak) that was promised five years ago.

23 June 2021

The line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate will be one of the first parts of the UK rail network to be converted to a new signalling system, but this will require five weekend closures this summer, starting this coming Saturday and Sunday, when trains will be diverted into Kings Cross. The upgrade will make it technically possible to run more trains on the line, but radical timetable improvements are probably a long way off - it looks like we will have to wait until May next year just to have our previous four trains an hour offpeak service restored.

02 March 2021

Take a virtual ride in the driver's seat along the new 456 bus route, which starts on 13th March, running from the North Middlesex Hospital in the south to Crews Hill in the north via Silver Street, Firs Lane, Farm Road, Station Road, Winchmore Hill Green, Worlds End, Enfield Town and Willow Road.

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07 February 2021

With effect from 22nd February services on the Great Northern Metro will be drastically reduced. Between Moorgate and Palmers Green trains will run at 15 minute intervals in peak hours and half hourly at other times..

27 January 2021

A new campaign, NHS New Deal, sets out a vision for a fully funded, truly public NHS which respects health workers, gives patients the power to shape its future, and ensures everyone the quality care we all deserve.

26 August 2020

With children soon due to return to their classrooms, the issue of how pupils will travel to and from school is becoming urgent. There are serious questions about how many will be able resume using public transport. Across the country the government is telling local authorities that they want at least half of pupils with journeys of less than two miles who have previously used buses to switch to active travel - walking or cycling. In London it's still unclear under what circumstances free public transport will be available to schoolchildren. This article points readers in the direction of some recently published information relevant to school transport in the age of Covid-19.

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01 August 2020

A recent publication by the Partnership for Young London reports the findings of research into how the suspension of free travel for under-18s is likely to affect young Londoners. The report forms part of the evidence base behind the Child Poverty Action Group's Don't Zap the Zip campaign.

26 July 2020

A recording of a Zoom session run by the Centre for London to explore the impact of Londoners' changing travel habits on recovery and consider the emerging picture for future mobility. Participants include Sashi Verma, Director of Strategy and Chief Technology Officer Transport for London.

01 July 2020

The Child Poverty Action Group has launched a campaign to keep travel on London transport free for under-18s.

29 June 2020

A postgraduate student at UCL is carrying out a survey of people's feelings towards using public transport during the coronavirus pandemic and afterwards

23 June 2020

A minister in the Department for Transport has given the go-head for the next stage of work on the possible devolution of Great Northern Inner Suburban rail services to Transport for London.

10 June 2020

A new poll has found that: the majority of Londoners support moves by the Mayor, Transport for London and local councils to give more space to pedestrians and cyclists; Londoners are finding it difficult to keep socially distant from other people; there is support for face masks on public transport being compulsory; a third of Londoners expect to cycle more, but almost as many expect to use their cars more..

09 June 2020

The Palmers Green Action Team's project of commissioning artworks to improve our town centre has moved forward with the installation of this new station sign, created by the Bread Collective. The next step will be to add planting, which will grow up around the lettering.

03 June 2020

New restrictions on free travel for older people will come into force on 15th June and will apply to the morning peak only. Touching in is to be reintroduced across all bus routes. The maximum number of passengers per bus will be 20 (double deck), 10 (larger single deck), or 6 (smaller single deck). All passengers are reminded to only use public transport if absolutely essential and maintain two metres social distancing wherever possible.

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26 May 2020

Work on the tunnels between Drayton Park and Moorgate has now been completed and all services on the Hertford Loop via Palmers Green now start or end at Moorgate.

24 February 2020

Lucy Burton from the Palmers Green Action Team (PGAT) tells the story of PGAT's latest project - cheering up Palmers Green Station by commissioning artworks

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08 January 2020

From 18th January W8 and W9 buses will be terminating at and starting from a new bus stop adjacent to the new Chase Farm hospital building.

10 November 2019

Nearly two thirds of London councils have declared a climate emergency. While it is relatively straightforward to declare an emergency, it is far more challenging to commit to specific interventions that will deliver big cuts in carbon emissions. The London Living Streets group has identified a range of key policies that local authorities can adopt right now to reduce carbon emissions. All have either been adopted by another major global city, by local authorities in London or elsewhere in the UK.

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