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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

By 20 hours ago

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

By 22 June 2015

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

By 11 May 2015

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

By 8 April 2015

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

By 3 November 2014

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

By 29 October 2014

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

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... >>