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Tips on beating the Tube strike

By Rob Virtue on February 4, 2014 4:43 PM |

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The 48-hour Tube strike is happening - ACAS talks have broken down and Mayor Boris Johnson and Bob Crow are only talking via the medium of radio.

So, from 9.30pm on Tuesday night, Jubilee line trains will only run every five minutes and the Central line is missing out almost all of east London.

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The Thames Barrier will be closed for around 10 hours on Sunday as experts carry out tidal tests.

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Next month sees Thames Clippers begin a service from Blackfriars to Putney.

The company, which also runs boats from central London to Canary Wharf and North Greenwich, last year won a five-year contract from Transport for London to operate the west London service.

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Despite promises, pledges, concordats and initiatives, progress on moves to make the river a viable means of transport are water-logged and muddled.

That's the conclusion of an investigation by the London Assembly transport committee, which points to a lack of ownership and energy from Transport for London as one of the key failings.

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The future of Greenland Pier looks to have been secured after Thames Clippers announced plans to buy the busy commuter river stop.

The pier, used by up to 600 people a day on boats run by the ferry service, was due to close next week because Southwark Council said it needed repair works.

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