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London tube trains use braking energy to power entire Underground station

London tube trains use braking energy to power entire Underground station

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Transport for London has announced a plan to make its tube train system even more efficient by recycling braking energy. The plan is to harvest wasted braking energy from Victoria line trains. Captured energy could be enough to power the entire Holborn... >>

Rugby World Cup news and scores to be scrolled on London Underground time boards

Rugby World Cup news and scores to be scrolled on London Underground time boards

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The Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off this Friday with the match between England and Fiji and Transport for London has announced that it is partnering with broadcaster ITV to display live updates and news on its London Underground and DLR in-station digital... >>

World’s first pure electric double decker bus to hit London streets soon

World’s first pure electric double decker bus to hit London streets soon

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London is set to be the first place in the world to get a pure electric double decker bus, from this October. The announcement was made as part of the world-first Clean Bus Summit. On top of the electric double decker the Mayor of London also committed,... >>

Say goodbye to last train worries: London Night Tube detailed by TfL

Say goodbye to last train worries: London Night Tube detailed by TfL

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Transport for London has just officially detailed its plans for the new 24-hour tube service. The TfL will be a night service on underground trains from Saturday 12 September. This will run all night on Fridays and Saturdays. Trains will not run as frequently... >>

Boris bikes can now be rented from your phone with the Santander Cycles app

Boris bikes can now be rented from your phone with the Santander Cycles app

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Ever fumbled around with the Boris bike booking system wishing there was another way? Well, now there is. You can book and pay for your rented London bicycle using an iPhone or Android application. And up to 10 minutes in advance too. Having switched... >>

London buses get tech to show you what top deck seats are available before you head upstairs

London buses get tech to show you what top deck seats are available before you head upstairs

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London is due to get even more tech crammed into its every growing fleet of more futuristic buses, with top-deck seat indicators arriving on more services. TFL has announced that the top-deck seat availability gadgets tested on two buses since last August... >>

Virgin Media free Wi-Fi now available in 150 London Tube stations, including Richmond and Wimbledon

Virgin Media free Wi-Fi now available in 150 London Tube stations, including Richmond and Wimbledon

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Free Wi-Fi is now available in 150 London Underground stations after a further six were added to the network. With 270 Tube stations in the capital in total, that still leaves some way to go before the entire system is covered, but passengers in Wimbledon... >>

Give a penny to charity every time you use NFC to pay for travel in London

Give a penny to charity every time you use NFC to pay for travel in London

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Barclaycard and the Mayor of London have launched an initiative whereby you can donate a penny to London charities every time you use your contactless payment card on the capital's transport services. Penny for London is possible thanks to Barclaycard's... >>

New driverless Tube trains announced by Transport for London, due from 2020

New driverless Tube trains announced by Transport for London, due from 2020

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Transport for London has announced its driverless Tube service, and released mocked-up images. The trains, that run automatically, are due to begin coming into service around mid-2020. Tfl has announced that there will be 250 new Tube trains for the Bakerloo,... >>

Over 375,000 passengers use contactless payments on London Tube in a week

Over 375,000 passengers use contactless payments on London Tube in a week

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Transport for London has revealed that over one million passengers have paid for travel in the capital using their smartphones or contactless payment cards since London Underground started to accept the method. Of those, 375,000 have paid for Tube journeys... >>