Public Transport

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

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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New bus route 456 linking the North Middlesex Hospital and Crews Hill will provide bus services to some areas with poor or no services.

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Great Northern Rail has announced that from Saturday 14 December 2019 until an undisclosed date in summer 2020 the line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate will be closed on most weekday evenings from 21.40 and on most weekends. On these days trains will run to and from Kings Cross (at a slightly reduced frequency on weekdays).

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Looking unusually resplendent, a class 313 train ran a special farewell tour on Wednesday to raise money for charity.

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The managing director of Thameslink & Great Northern Railways has written to London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney apologising for poor service and disruption to her constituents and assuring her that 'there is a great deal of focus by our operations teams on reliability and punctuality'. Meanwhile, in the Twittersphere arguments have been raging about whether or not the new trains are better than the old units

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