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Gender-neutral announcements on London Tube

Staff making announcements on London's underground system have been told to drop the term "Ladies and gentlemen" in favour of more inclusive greetings such as "Good morning everyone".The move, which h...
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London taxis get new look

TX5 black cab to launch in 2017. London's classic black cabs are to get a revamp with the 2017 launch of the six-seater TX5 which is described by its makers as cleaner, greener and more practical....
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Queen opens Heathrow’s new Terminal 2

Queen Elizabeth officially opened Heathrow’s new Terminal 2 on 23 June, almost 60 years after she inaugurated the first civil aviation building at what was to be transformed from a military faci...
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Boris bus crashes in central London

One of the new-design London double-decker buses crashed in Chelsea a day after it came into service on the central London route 11 on 22 September. Three people were seriously hurt, including the dri...
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Londoners unhappy with Boris bikes

Boris bikes, named after Boris Johnson the mayor of London, are not quite as popular as they were when the scheme first came into operation three years ago. An increase in costs, as well as difficu...
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London airports coping with post-Olympic rush

As thousands of Olympic athletes leave London for the journey home Heathrow airport has set up a special terminal to deal with check-in and baggage requirements. Over 10,000 athletes and Olympic offic...
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London finalises Olympic Route Network

London’s special network of high priority roads for the Olympic Games starts operating on Wednesday 25 July, two days before the Games open. A workforce of about 2,000 is putting the final to...
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London bus strike

London bus drivers went on a 24-hour strike on 22 June in protest about the lack of an agreement over payment of a bonus during the Olympic Games, which start on 27 July. The union is asking for a &po...
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Public transport planning for London Olympics

London commuters are being asked to travel at off peak times during the Olympic Games, to work from home or to take a break at the pub after work before taking the train home. It is estimated that...
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New London buses

Eight new jump-on, jump-off red double-decker buses will start service in London at the end of February 2012. The new models will run on route 38 from Victoria to Hackney. Inspired by the old Rout...
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London’s parking tightened for Olympics

During the London Olympics in summer 2012 about one million motorists will have to get new permits to park outside their houses and businesses or face up to
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Expansion at London's Stratford regional station

A new Central line platform has been opened at London
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