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Thames Clippers has unveiled a new commercial partner, a new boat and new plans to accommodate thousands of extra passengers a year.

Credit card firm MBNA has come on board as a commercial partner meaning a new livery and technology for the existing fleet and the arrival of a cutting edge "fast craft" next year.


A trial which will allow cyclists to ride through the Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels could begin in the coming months.

Greenwich Council has applied to the Mayor's Future Streets Incubator Fund for £100,000 to run a digital focused system for managing shared use of the links under the River Thames.


The rebuilding of London Bridge station could cause problems for those looking to get around this Bank Holiday Weekend.

There will also be a number of Tube closures and, for those heading west, expect congestion due to the Notting Hill Carnival.

UPDATE: Jubilee line hit by signal failures

By Rob Virtue on August 21, 2014 11:40 AM |


The Jubilee line was part suspended on Thursday morning after a signal failure at Waterloo hit services.

Problems began at 8.30am when minor delays were caused by signalling issues at Swiss Cottage.

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Train chaos across south-east London is set to continue into rush-hour with a man refusing to come down from a tree in Charlton.

The line between Greenwich and Woolwich Arsenal has seen Kent-bound trains suspended as the tree is hanging over the train line.

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A burglary suspect has been up a tree in Charlton since 2am causing major travel disruption ithroughout south-east London.

Police are negotiating with the man, who is believed to be on a tree overhanging the line.


Sunday's Prudential RideLondon race promises major disruption across the capital's roads and Tower Hamlets, Newham and Greenwich will not be spared.

The race passes from the Olympic Park to central London via Canary Wharf and closures will begin at 5am.


July saw the record number of passengers pass through City Airport in its 27 year history.

Figures were up 4% on July 2013, the previous high. The hike comes on the back of increased flights from British Airways to places such as Ibiza, as well as new services to Dusseldorf and Granada.

Delays on A13 after lorry collision

By Rob Virtue on August 6, 2014 8:37 AM |


Delays of up to 90 minutes are being reported on the A13 westbound after two lorries were involved in an accident on Wednesday morning.

The incident happened in the Renwick Road area in Dagenham and queues were stretching back to Lakeside.


Calls have been made to Boris Johnson to move Woolwich Arsenal station to Zone 3 on the London transport map.

It follows the London Mayor's decision to rezone stations in Stratford to help boost regeneration.


With most of its passengers earning over £100,000 a year you might expect London City Airport's most confiscated item to be fine wines.

However, jams and snow globes have actually topped the list this year, in a top 10 released by the airport.


The London Mayor is looking at a "series of new river crossings" to the east of the City, alongside a proposed Silvertown Tunnel.

It was included in the London Infrastructure Plan revealed by Boris Johnson on Wednesday, which says £1.3trillion is needed to be spent by 2050 to cope with a major population increase.

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A Victorian tunnel in east London has been renovated as it prepares to become part of the Crossrail train system.


Calls have been made to rezone West Ham, Canning Town and four DLR station to increase the rate of regeneration in east London.

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales said it would be unfair not to make the changes after Stratford was given the go-ahead to move from Zone 2 to 2/3 by 2016.

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Boris Johnson has announced three stations in east London are to be moved zones in a bid to encourage more people to visit.

Stratford, Stratford International and Stratford High Street will change from zone 3 to zone 2/3 from January 2016.

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