Transport for London has issued contingency travel advice if tomorrow's (Friday's) bus strike goes ahead. TfL is calling on the leadership of the Unite union to call off tomorrow's industrial action, but is warning Londoners that if the strike does go ahead bus services could be severely disrupted. If the strike does go ahead TfL is urging passengers to use other transport options, or to walk or cycle where possible. The average bus...
The first phase of the new £14million revamp of Piccadilly Circus has begun, which will see the face of this iconic, busy junction transformed. In the new layout, traffic will be able to travel in both directions along Pall Mall and St James's Street, in a return to the 1963 format. A central pedestrian island is also being introduced along Piccadilly and Pall Mall, where a pelican crossing is being replaced with a zebra crossing...
Crossrail must urgently 'up its game' and do more to help Westminster residents and businesses manage the ongoing disruption caused by the transport scheme, according to an independent scrutiny commission. Soho has been hit hard by the development with many businesses succumbing to the compulsory purchase orders laid upon them to make way for Crossrail. Not only that, but many businesses are feeling the squeeze as inevitable road...
It still feels strange to pass the site of the old Astoria on Charing Cross
Road and see a vacant spot where it once stood. Like missing teeth, Soho is
punctuated with empty pockets of space where the new Crossrail link has laid
waste to various buildings in its path.
The decision to remove businesses from their premises, people from their
homes and to demolish long standing buildings in the area has been a
contentious one for...
A new fixed fare taxi
service from the West End designed to boost the number of black cabs and
help revellers get home safely has proved a resounding success
following its first weekend trial – taking on more than 500 trips over
two nights. The Golden Fares scheme, which aims to give visitors to
central London an accessible, easy to use and safe way of travelling
home late at night and into the early hours on Fridays and...