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London designer Dominic Wilcox just unveiled his visionary...

London designer Dominic Wilcox just unveiled his visionary concept for the future of transportation. Behold the beautiful Stained Glass Driverless Sleeper Car of the Future. Traveling in this beautiful vehicle must be like taking a ride...Show More Summary

How safe are contactless payments?

With the announcement of Apple Pay earlier this month and the launch of EE’s Cash on Tap users being able to pay for London transport this week, anti-virus software Bitdefender’s Chief Security Strategist has spoken out about his fears of the growth of contactless payment, and questions its security. Show More Summary

High-speed gondolas envisioned for New York City

A plan is afoot to ease the congestion of New York City's existing transportation infrastructure with a cable car system similar to London's Emirates Air Line. The East River Skyway proposal envisions a high-speed urban gondola thatShow More Summary

TfL starts contactless payment system across London's transport network

UK's Transport for London (TfL) has introduced contactless payments on its London Underground, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster.

Crossrail Woolwich Station

Located in Greater London, UK, Woolwich Station is being built by Crossrail Limited (CRL) as part of the Crossrail rail project, which is jointly sponsored by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL).

Contactless payments arrive on the London Underground, Overground, trams and DLR

As promised, Transport for London (TfL) today introduced contactless payments to the London Underground, Overground, trams and Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Rather than using an Oyster card, travel card or an old fashioned paper ticket,...Show More Summary

Arsenal Station Will Have Rainbow-Coloured Crossing to Aid Rainbow Laces

The Rainbow Laces campaign aimed to fight homophobia got another assist that will be visible to the thousands taking the tube to Saturday's clash between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates. Transport for London installed a rainbow...Show More Summary

TfL set to launch contactless payments on London Underground

The UK's Transport for London (TfL) is set to launch contactless payments on its Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster from 16 September.

TfL River Services

2 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Transport for London's Art on the Underground has for the first time appointed an artist to create pictures for London River Services (LRS). Clare Woods got the commission and here are her first two watercolours for the project: Idler (left) and Cranky (2014). Show More Summary

Hochtief wins Waterloo & City line station refit contract from TfL

The UK's Transport for London (TfL) has signed a contract with Hochtief to refit the new Waterloo & City line Bank station entrance.

New Oyster card holders celebrate the Year of the Bus

Transport for London and designjunction have once again teamed up with Outline Editions to launch a limited edition set of Oyster card holders designed by illustrators and graphic artists.

London to start trialling wirelessly-charged buses

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

While London's public transport network is getting more hi-tech by the minute, the city's buses and trains aren't as green as they could be -- at least not yet. Transport for London (TfL) has already deployed 800 hybrid and a handful of all-electric...

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

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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 monthEngland / 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

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...

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