Tag Archives: Department for Transport

‘No choice’: Khan accepts £3.6bn deal for London’s transport

Tories used threat of cuts to London’s bus routes to force London Mayor to accept pension ‘reforms’ and to move towards potentially dangerous driverless Tube trains The Conservative government has finally agreed a longer-term funding settlement for London’s buses, Tubes, … Continue reading

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Report: Axing rail staff undermines billions in investment

An influential disability accessibility group which advises the government has described the current staffing on some south London rail stations as ‘completely inadequate’. By our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON A confidential report on workforce “reforms” on the railways from government … Continue reading

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Tory government rail cuts cause more commuter misery

Conservative ministers might expect us to return to work ‘as normal’, but they’re doing less-than-nothing to provide a transport service at pre-pandemic levels, reports JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent New rail timetables are to be implemented from Monday, with Croydon, Purley … Continue reading

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Government offers 1m cut-price rail tickets in ‘first-ever sale’

It is hard not to be cynical when, with the Prime Minister a proven liar and law-breaker and further Partygate revelations expected this week, his government ministers keep reaching into public funds to find distractions and enticements for the public. … Continue reading

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Tram passengers face 6.5% fare rise as TfL feels the squeeze

London’s Tube, bus and tram fares are to be increased by an average of almost 5per cent, the biggest annual jump in Transport for London fares since 2012, when Boris Johnson was London Mayor. The daily tram and bus cap … Continue reading

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TfL says Croydon Flyover is in need of urgent safety works

The Croydon Flyover could soon be assessed as in a state of dangerous disrepair and closed to traffic because Transport for London does not have the money required to carry out urgent repairs that are required. That’s according to a … Continue reading

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London is ’23 days from disaster’ over transport funding

With one-fifth of buses and 10% of Tubes under threat of cuts, ‘TfL could become a byword for managed decline’ warns Mayor Khan as Tory government plays brinkmanship with the capital’s economy London’s transport system is “23 days away from … Continue reading

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Fraud squad sent in over £25m Southeastern ‘breach of faith’

Govia, the rail operators who run the Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express franchises through East Croydon, have been stripped of their Southeastern operation and face a possible Serious Fraud Office investigation into the withholding of £25million of payments going back … Continue reading

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Brighton mainline rail improvements to be axed in Tory cuts

Long-planned improvements to the London to Brighton mainline railway outside Croydon, including rebuilding East Croydon Station and unblocking a bottleneck near Selhurst, could be scrapped as part of government post-covid cut-backs. Network Rail rates the lines around Croydon as the … Continue reading

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Tories impose inflation-busting fares increase on Londoners

Sadiq Khan’s fares freeze will be ended in January, just weeks before the London elections take place, as JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, reports Fares on Transport for London-operated buses, Tubes, trains and trams will rise by a “punitive” 2.6 … Continue reading

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Commuters to get their day in court over #SouthernFail

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on the latest twist in the legal battle between the public and the Government The commuter campaign group ABC – the Association of British Commuters – is to get its day in court at the Royal … Continue reading

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Southern Failways: Civil servant wants to ‘break’ rail unions

An article in the latest edition of Private Eye provides further confirmation of our reports of the past two days which suggest that the disruption and delays on Southern Railways inflicted on commuters every weekday are being caused by confrontation … Continue reading

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Southern Failways: Has MP Philp been making empty threats?

An alternative story behind Southern Railway’s constant cancellations of commuter services continues to emerge. As our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, reports, some train drivers say that the Department for Transport is partially responsible, as the Tory Government experiments with our … Continue reading

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