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Copenhagen News

Kastrup gets busier.

Kastrup airport is expecting a 2.5 per cent increase in passengers by the end of 2005, slightly below the 3 per cent forecast at mid-year. However, in October the number of passengers was up by 8.2 pe...
London News

New rail link from Heathrow to Waterloo.

The government has given its backing to plans for a new surface rail link from Heathrow to Waterloo. The 300 million scheme, known as Airtrack, involves connecting the airport to the existing South We...
Oxford News

Free buses for over 60s.

The over 60s in Oxford will be able to travel free on public transport as from April 2006. However, it is still not clear how this new scheme will be funded. One of the problems is calculating just ho...
Paris News

Boost for night buses.

Fourteen new night buses have been introduced in the French capital, taking the total number of lines in operation to 35. Two of the new night bus lines run a circular route (in both directions) round...
London News

Safer travel.

London Transport has launched a pilot scheme in Walthamstow, north London, as part of an effort against crime on public transport in the capital. The project is called Travelsafe and will see the Metr...
Dublin News

City to get transport upgrade.

The governments recently announced Transport 21 initiative, which aims to modernize road and rail transport across the whole of Ireland, should also make life easier for Dublin commuters as a large sl...
Amsterdam News

New bike park in Amsterdam

As many cyclists in Amsterdam have discovered, finding a secure place for their bikes is a challenge. The first de Fietsenflat (bicycle flat) was created in 2001 a floating bike park with several flo...
Madrid News

Spain to ban learner drivers from the roads at night

If Spains general traffic department has its way, learner drivers will be banned from driving late at night and in the early hours of the morning. Recent statistics have shown that 18 per cent of fata...
London News

Extension of congestion charge zone.

As of February 2007 drivers will have to pay the C-charge in most of Westminster and in parts of Kensington and Chelsea as well. The extension of the congestion charging zone will coincide with a redu...
London News

Heathrows terminal 5 on time.

A topping out ceremony involving the laying of a miniscule concrete slab by the secretary of state for transport has been held to celebrate the completion of the structure of the new terminal 5 buildi...
London News

Crack down on illegal minicabs

Mobile phones have become the weapon of choice in London city councils campaign to curb the number of sexual assaults on women using minicabs. Each month in the capital an average of 10 women are rape...
London News

Free bus and tram travel for under-16s.

As of 1 September all under-16s can travel free on Londons buses and trams. Figures from Transport for London show that there has already been a good response. Applications for Child Oyster photo-card...
Madrid News

Spanish drivers face heavier fines.

In preparation for the introduction of a points-based driving licence system in the next 12 months, heavier fines have just been introduced throughout Spain to combat widespread dangerous driving, inc...
London News

Victoria tube station upgrade.

One of the busiest underground stations in London, used by over 75 million people a year, is about to get some much needed improvements. As part of an overall upgrading of London transport, Victoria t...
London News

London commuters take to the river.

The London bombings have had a dramatic impact on the number of commuters using the boats on the Thames as their preferred means of transport. Operators have registered a 50 per cent increase in commu...
Oxford News

Park and ride for free.

Parking at two of Oxfordshires Park and Rides Water Eaton and Thornhill - will be free of charge from 5 September. Tickets for the bus will remain at 60p per day. For more information about bus ser...
Dublin News

Selective toll for Dublin Port tunnel.

The Dublin Port tunnel has yet to be completed, but it is already making news, with the latest decision to increase the proposed toll to be paid by cars using the tunnel from 6 to 12. This drastic inc...
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