Category Archives: London Transit News

London Tube getting free WiFi for the Olympics


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London Tube getting free WiFi for the Olympics
SlashGear
London’s underground subway system, also known as the Tube, will be getting WiFi installed in time for the summer when thousands of visitors are expected in the city for the Olympics. This means that visitors can stay connected to the internet for

Britain awash in gloom as London Olympics approach


The Guardian
Britain awash in gloom as London Olympics approach
ESPN
Also feeling in a sour mood and planning to leave town during the Olympics is Andrew Doughty, 41, who lives with his wife and two young children in the north London borough of Islington — a short train ride from the Olympic Park.

Top Tips For Finding A Cheap Hotel During The London Olympics

Top Tips For Finding A Cheap Hotel During The London Olympics
Huffington Post
With room rates during the Olympics on the rise in London, using a comparison site is the best option to check competing rates in order to find the cheapest room. Sites which use wholesalers, for example, will automatically boost your chances of

 

German flag flies over Seychelles Carnival of Carnivals


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German flag flies over Seychelles Carnival of Carnivals
eTurboNews
The Dusseldorf Carnival was a new addition to the carnival of carnivals in the Indian Ocean, and they paraded alongside delegations from Notting Hillfrom the UK, Trinidad & Tobago, the Samba Dancers from Rio, and a strong delegation from Italy.

Organisers set up dress rehearsal for torch relay

Organisers set up dress rehearsal for torch relay
Malta Independent Online
London Olympicorganisers say an 80-mile (130 kilometre) dress rehearsal for the torch relay will go through both rural and urban locations in central England. The practice will take place on 20 April and be run from Leicester to Peterborough.

Time for London 2012


BVI News Online
Time for London 2012!
BVI News Online
The campaign, Time for London 2012, promotes the Olympic Movement and is a rallying call for the public’s support of the Virgin Islands’ athletes who will represent the nation at the upcoming Olympic Games in the UK. The breakfast event, which took

U.K. Tests London Response to Possible Olympic Underground Terror Attack


The Guardian
U.K. Tests London Response to Possible Olympic Underground Terror Attack
Bloomberg
The UK is staging an exercise today to test the response of the emergency services and government to a possible terrorist attack on London’s Underground rail system during this summer’s Olympic Games. The former Aldwych station, in central London,

London Olympic organziers arrange for practice of torch relay through England


Mirror.co.uk
London Olympic organziers arrange for practice of torch relay through England
SI.com
LONDON (AP) — London Olympic organizers say an 80-mile (130 kilometer) dress rehearsal for the torch relay will go through both rural and urban locations in central England. The practice announced Tuesday will take place April 20 and be run from

British Catholics urged to help house Olympic athletes, families – U.S. Catholic magazine

British Catholics urged to help house Olympic athletes, families
U.S. Catholic magazine
James Parker, the Catholic Church’s executive coordinator for the 2012 London Olympic Games, told Catholic News Service that the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales saw the initiative as an act of solidarity. “It is estimated that approximately a  

Expert touts gondolas as fix for transit – Calgary Herald

Expert touts gondolas as fix for transit
Calgary Herald
In the United Kingdom, London is now building a cable car system across the Thames in time for this summer’s Olympic Games. They are not getting the goahead everywhere, however. Last month, transit officials in BC put plans for a gondola to Simon
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