London’s Heavy Goods Vehicle Safety Permit scheme

Between 2015 and 2017, Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) were disproportionately involved in fatal collisions on London’s roads; 63 per cent of fatal collisions involved people cycling and 25 per cent involved people walking. Transport for London (TfL) has developed a Direct Vision Standard to tackle road danger at its source by minimising HGV blind spots

The Sound of Silence

An innovative new bus sound began trials on London’s latest electric bus route in January. Transport for London (TfL) developed the sound, which is played through special speakers inside the front of the bus, to ensure that all road users are aware of electric and hybrid buses when they are moving at slow speeds. Without

London’s safer lorry scheme launched

At the end of October 2019, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched the Direct Vision Standard which aims to remove the most dangerous Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) from London’s streets. The first of its kind, the Direct Vision Standard tackles road danger at its source by minimising HGV blind spots which contribute to many tragic

Happy Pride in London !

The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) celebrate London’s Pride this year with a trio of inclusive roundels. For the first time ever, the Bi Pride roundel can be seen across the transport network alongside the now iconic colours of the rainbow and Trans Pride flags to celebrate the LGBT+ community. To reflect

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone sees 74% compliance in first month

Since launching in the central London congestion charging zone on 8 April 2019, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has driven a significant increase in compliance with nearly three quarters of the vehicles driving into central London each day now meeting ULEZ standards. This is helping to address London’s toxic air health crisis that currently

London to trial on-demand bus services

Transport for London (TfL) recently launched a consultation on plans to trial an innovative ‘on-demand’ bus service in Sutton in South London. The new service will let people or groups use an app to book seats on a minibus that will stop at more convenient locations, including areas not currently served by public transport. The


Contactless payment’s popularity continues to grow

More than half of all pay as you go trips made on London’s Tube and rail services are now made with contactless payment. On buses and trams, the use of contactless is also increasing rapidly – with around 45 per cent of all pay as you go journeys now being made using contactless. The convenient

London to see a huge increase in electric double decker buses

London’s zero-emission public transport network is to increase more than tenfold as the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced that 68 new electric double-deckers will join the bus fleet by the summer of 2019. Two routes that run into central London, will be exclusively operated by electric double-decker buses. The Mayor’s announcement was made as

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Analysis shows how TfL’s free open data boosts London’s economy

Research by Deloitte shows the release of free, accurate and real-time open data by Transport for London (TfL) is generating annual economic benefits and savings of up to £130m (€150m) a year. The report found that customers, road users, business and TfL itself all benefit. More than 80 data feeds are now available for developers

Licensing decision on Uber London Limited

Transport for London (TfL) has today (Friday 22 September) informed Uber London Limited that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on 30 September. TfL’s regulation of London’s taxi and private hire trades is designed to ensure passenger safety. Private hire operators must meet rigorous