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Who is paying for Crossrail 2?

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Labour in London has long supported the Hackney-Chelsea line and the latest incarnation of this proposal is Andrew Adonis’ Crossrail 2 proposal.

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It’s time Boris and TfL acted on sexual harassment on London transport

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There was a 30 per cent increase in reported incidents of sexual harassment on the capital’s transport system this year compared to last.

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HGVs on Britain’s roads pay less than 40 per cent of the costs they impose on society

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The government needs to reduce the costs resulting from lorry activities.

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High speed 3: vision for the North or vanity for Osborne?

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Driving northern economic development requires more than just transport connections.

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Train companies have not responded to changing work patterns

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Our railways sell tickets as if everyone has a 9-to-5 job and works 5 days a week.

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Combining road building and fracking is a toxic combination

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Ministers have chosen to combine roadbuilding and fracking in a single toxic piece of legislation.

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Five reasons the government should stick with High Speed Rail 2

Five reasons the government should stick with High Speed Rail 2.

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Boris wastes £200k promoting himself and 103 year old bus route

TweetVal Shawcross AM is London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokeswoman This week it was revealed that Boris Johnson spent £200,000 of farepayers’ money promoting his New Bus for London on the route 24 and elements of route 11. It could be argued that it is reasonable to spend money promoting a new bus route so […]

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The government has learned nothing from previous attempts to revive major road-building

As expected, the spending review is a very mixed bag for sustainable transport. While some funding for buses has been saved, and already-announced investment in the railways safeguarded, the government made a big play of new roads, setting itself on a collision course with environmental campaigners.

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As the New York cycle scheme launches, a look back at London’s ‘Boris bikes’

With the residents of New York looking forward to the launch of a city-wide cycle sharing scheme in June, it’s the ideal time to look back at the highs and lows of London’s own ‘Boris bikes’ – as they are affectionately known.

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