Category Archives: London Transit News

Fleet of London EVs to Ferry Olympic Athletes – CleanTechnica


Wall Street Journal
Fleet of London EVs to Ferry Olympic Athletes
CleanTechnica
The plan is to transport officials and competing athletes between venues by in London EVs this summer. Some 200 electric BMWs and Mini Coopers are available to the Olympics organizers. This is actually an ideal use for electric cars, since most of the

London 2012 Olympics: Network Rail chief’s warning on guaranteed failure … – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk
London 2012 Olympics: Network Rail chief’s warning on guaranteed failure
Telegraph.co.uk
Sir David Higgins, chief executive of Network Rail, has anticipated that “bad things” will happen to London’s transport system during the Olympics. By Telegraph staff Higgins, a former head of the Olympic Delivery Authority, issued his frank assessment

London 2012: Leeds draws Chinese Olympic focus – BBC News


BBC News
London 2012: Leeds draws Chinese Olympic focus
BBC News
By Zhuang Chen BBC Chinese Service With the London 2012 Olympics less than six months away, the Chinese public and its media are showing increasing interest in the Games. In part, this is due to their fond memories of the Beijing Olympics four years

London transport officials reject Olympic taxi fare increase of more than 20 … – Washington Post

London transport officials reject Olympic taxi fare increase of more than 20
Washington Post
LONDONTransit officials have rejected a petition for London’s black cab drivers to bump up fares by 20 percent during the Summer Olympics. Transport for London said Thursday it had denied the requested fare hike by a drivers’ association,

Google Beefs Up UK Maps in Time for London Olympics – PC Magazine

Google Beefs Up UK Maps in Time for London Olympics
PC Magazine
To date, using Maps to calculate a route only took advantage of public transportation in Greater London, Google said. The Web site also gives users full information on walking directions and some bus timetables for connections, Google said.

London Olympic travel plan: Be patient, drink beer – ESPN


euronews
London Olympic travel plan: Be patient, drink beer
ESPN
AP LONDONOlympic organizers have some travel advice for the millions of people who work and live in London: Be patient. Have a beer. Work from home. Rejecting suggestions of possible transport chaos during the July 27-Aug. 12 games, they unveiled a

London 2012: Six months to go – Washington Post (blog)

London 2012: Six months to go
Washington Post (blog)
By Washington Post editors Opening ceremonies for the Summer Olympics will take place six months from today in London’s Olympic Stadium. As London organizers enter the stretch run of preparations for the Games, read about the biggest challenges they

“Firearms Flood” at Heathrow in Preparation for Olympics


Telegraph.co.uk

“The airport is one of the most popular international airports in the world and already operates close to capacity. Every part of the airport is working together to ensure we can give the athletes a warm welcome and ensure all passengers enjoy the atmosphere.” - Nick Cole, Heathrow’s head of Olympic and Paralympic planning

Special London Olympic Games staff (Locog) will be responsible for collecting and transporting the firearms at the airport to a secure vehicle to be transported to the Royal Artillary Barracks. Heathrow’s Olympic planning documents show that 390

How will Heathrow handle the Olympic influx? Comment below.

BMW Supplying 4000 VIP Cars For London Olympics – Motor Authority


Motor Authority
BMW Supplying 4000 VIP Cars For London Olympics
Motor Authority
Read More If you've ever visited London, England, you've likely come to the realization that driving is perhaps the worst way to get around the city. Thanks to London's superb underground transit system, getting from point A to point B via subway is

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Golden 25 – Jubilee Line #1 – Around the Rings (subscription)


Around the Rings (subscription)
Golden 25 – Jubilee Line #1
Around the Rings (subscription)
(ATR) A key Underground line for London is number one in the Around the Rings Golden 25 for 2012. The Jubilee Line is emblematic of the importance of public transit for the success of the London Olympics in seven months. Every major Olympic venue in
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