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

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

By 9 October 2014

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

By 25 September 2014

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... >>

London’s hybrid buses to wirelessly recharge at stops

London’s hybrid buses to wirelessly recharge at stops

By 27 August 2014

Hybrid London buses that use batteries and a motor will now start recharging at stops, wirelessly. The inductive charge should mean the engine won't need to be used as much, or at all. The inductive charging, built into the bus stops, will be trialled... >>

High tech buses take to London streets

High tech buses take to London streets

By 5 August 2014

Transport for London has begun trialling London buses with new technology built-in. These should be able to offer travellers Wi-Fi, smart top-deck seating read-outs and more detailed information screens with maps. Currently TfL is testing out two London... >>

Tap your EE phone to hop on a London bus, without an Oyster card in sight

Tap your EE phone to hop on a London bus, without an Oyster card in sight

By 4 August 2014

EE has announced that from today its customers will be able to use their phones to tap-to-pay their way onto London buses. Anyone with an EE phone packing NFC is able to use the Cash on Tap service to pay their bus fare. The usual daily and weekly payment... >>

Ditch your Oyster, London Tubes to accept contactless payments from September

Ditch your Oyster, London Tubes to accept contactless payments from September

By 25 July 2014

Transport for London has announced that London's Tube network will accept contactless payments from 16 September. London's Overground, DLR and Tram networks will also support the payment system. Buses do already. That effectively means that you can ditch... >>

Uber lets you order an ice cream van to your location all day Friday 18 July

Uber lets you order an ice cream van to your location all day Friday 18 July

By 17 July 2014

Friday 18 July is set to be the hottest day of the summer in England. Fear not, Uber is offering ice cream on demand in over 144 cities in 38 countries. If the heat is getting too much reach for your Uber app and you can beckon an ice cream van. As a... >>

Uber ruled legal in the UK by TfL

Uber ruled legal in the UK by TfL

By 4 July 2014

After uproar in the UK over taxi app service Uber, Transport for London has ruled that it is not breaking any laws. There has been growing upset over recent months about apps like Uber not being held to the same standards as London's traditional Hackney... >>

TFL and ESPNFC team up to display World Cup updates on displays at over 140 Underground stations

TFL and ESPNFC team up to display World Cup updates on displays at over 140 Underground stations

By 10 June 2014

Ahead of the World Cup next week Transport for London and ESPNFC have announced a partnership that will mean match updates are displayed across London stations. More than 140 stations across the London Underground will be taking part using current displays... >>

London tubes next to accept contactless and smartphone payments instead of Oyster

London tubes next to accept contactless and smartphone payments instead of Oyster

By 22 April 2014

EE and Vodafone are in talks with Transport for London to allow commuters to use their NFC-enabled phones to pay for tube fares. London Underground ticket barriers are capable of reading the NFC chips in smartphones and contactless payment cards, much... >>