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We have the anti-Semites we deserve

Sainsbury’s throws out its kosher food. Muslim parents are accused of turning state schools into madrasas. Christians lose a high court bid to challenge a Transport for London ban on their 2012 advert that read, "Not gay! Ex-gay, post-gay and Proud!" This is not on a par with the Islamic State’s persecution of Christians in northern [...]

The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places and Spaces

The Association of Illustrators and London Transport Museum have issued a call for entries for the Prize for Illustration 2015. This year's theme is London Places and Spaces...

House of Vans Opens a Subterranean Skatepark Beneath the Streets of London

From 2009 until 2013, the 30,000-square-foot area of disused transport passages were used as a venue for experimental art exhibitions, music concerts and film showings, including Secret Cinema’s event based on the film Battle of Algiers, and a pop-up restaurant

wayfindr tech guides the blind through London Underground using Bluetooth beacons

Even more so than their sighted counterparts, blind people rely heavily on public transport. In a survey of blind youth conducted by the Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB), however, about half of the participants stated that they were uncomfortable using the London Underground. Show More Summary

New Transport App For Vision-Impaired Londoners

last weekEngland / London : Londonist

Bluetooth iBeacons to map out London's transport systems.

Can iBeacons Be Used To Help The Visually Impaired Navigate Public Transport?

London-based digital design studio ustwo is working on a project with the Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB) to determine whether iBeacons/Bluetooth Low Energy beacon technology can be used to help visually impaired individuals...Show More Summary

London kicks off free bus WiFi trial on two routes

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

It's safe to say Transport for London (TfL) is pushing hard to equip London's bus and train networks with their fair share of tech. Not long after it announced the launch date for contactless payments on the Tube, it's just confirmed that two of the...

UK: Cubic (ITMS) Wins Key London Traffic Signals Maintenance Contract

Transport for London awards six-year maintenance and technology upgrade deal for south-east London worth $85 million.

UK's TfL awards £1.4bn Crossrail services contract to MTR

The UK Transport for London (TfL) has awarded a £1.4bn contract to MTR Corporation (MTR) to serve as a key partner in delivering the new Crossrail services.

UK TfL awards $700m ticketing and fare collection contract to Cubic

Cubic Transportation Systems has been awarded a $700m ticketing and fare collection contract by the Transport for London (TfL) in the UK.

London Transport Network Finally Opening Up To Contactless Mobile Payments

3 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

London has had a dedicated contactless payment travelcard, called Oyster, for over a decade — offering a smarter alternative to paper ticketing that can hold a balance and cap daily and weekly travel costs. But change is coming. From...Show More Summary

Transport for London rolling out contactless payment support this September

Transport of London (TfL) has today announced that the capital's public transport network will accept contactless payments from September 16. Buses already support the payment method, while the London Overground, Underground, DLR and Tram networks will be upgraded. Show More Summary

Transport for London rolling out contactless payment support this September

Transport of London (TfL) has today announced that the capital's public transport network will accept contactless payments from September 16. Buses already support the payment method, while the London Overground, Underground, DLR and Tram networks will be upgraded. Show More Summary

London's Tube to accept contactless payments from September 16th

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

The contactless payment feature on your bank card is ideal for speeding up minor purchases, and soon it'll be able to replace your Oyster, too. London buses have supported contactless payments for some time, and Transport for London (TfL) has today...

London Underground, Overground and DLR will accept contactless payments from September 16

Paying for a ticket on the London Underground, Overground and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is about to get much simpler. From September 16, all of these transport options will support contactless payments, allowing commuters to ‘tap-in’ with any supported credit, debit or pre-paid cards, as well as relevant smartphone apps and wearables. Show More Summary

Transport For London Kills Off Fan-Made Device Wallpapers Based On Its Seat Patterns

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Here's copyright once again playing the thug role because rights must be enforced and the subsequent harm, etc. and so forth until things are broken and people are angry and in the end, the "victor" is able to walk away from a battle not worth fighting, much less worth winning. Show More Summary

UK TfL to award £1.4bn contract to MTR to operate Crossrail services

The UK Transport for London (TfL) is set to award an eight-year, £1.4bn contract to MTR Corporation (MTR) to serve as a key partner in delivering the new Crossrail services.

TfL shortlists bidders to supply electric trains for London Overground routes

Transport for London (TfL) has shortlisted four bidders to supply new rolling stock to operate on the London Overground network.

TfL selects Barber & Osgerby to design Crossrail trains

Transport for London (TfL) has named design studio Barber & Osgerby as the design partner for the fleet of Crossrail trains, which will be operated on the UK's newest rail line from 2017.

Why Londoners must learn to Share the Road

M&C Saatchi's extraordinary new ad for Transport for London urges us all to learn to Share the Road

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