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A Tube Map To Assist Time Travelers In Medieval London

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The official Transport For London website offers multiple variations of the iconic Tube map to assist virtually any traveler. The bicyclist map, the step-free map, the avoiding stairs map, and the all-important toilet map. Now, finally, there's a Tube map for anyone commuting during the Middle Ages. Read more...

Tribal Worldwide Strikes Up the ‘People’s Choir’ for Volkswagen UK

Tribal Worldwide, London created this online Christmas effort for Volkswagen UK, featuring a “People’s Choir” singing carols in public locations. It’s a pretty straightforward approach, the “People’s Choir” is transported via Volkswagen Sharan to various locations where they spread some holiday cheer to random passsersby. Show More Summary

UK's Virgin Trains launches new direct services for Blackpool and Shrewsbury

UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has launched Virgin Trains' new direct services between London and the cities of Shrewsbury and Blackpool.

Traffic Today, Gondola Tomorrow – A proposal for a ski lift between Belfast and Lisburn

2 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Anthony McNamee is proposing  this radical transport idea to ease congestion and make life easier for commuters. The idea is not as crazy as it sounds. There is a 1km Gondola system over the river Thames in LondonFor over 10 years I drove the road from Newry to Belfast and back, a daily commute more...

Cost of hotels, airfare, transportation, food and activities for one week in London

What I hope readers find useful in this article are examples of general costs for London based on a Saturday to Saturday trip in late-November 2014. Everyone has personal needs and desires when traveling. Restaurant dining, theater, nightclubs and bars, tours and activities result in highly variable trip costs. Show More Summary

The Garden Bridge, A Proposed Elevated Walkway Park That Crosses the River Thames in London

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In 2012, the transit agency Transport for London put out a call for proposals that would help improve pedestrian walkways over the River Thames. Actress Joanna Lumley and Heatherwick Studio, a design firm currently involved with Pier 55 in New York City, responded with their idea for The Garden Bridge, an elevated walkway that includes […]

BMW is bringing its pay-as-you-go cars to London

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

While there's no shortage of public transport across London, the city is actually the most popular market for car-sharing services in Europe. Companies like ZipCar have enjoyed the burgeoning market for short-term vehicle rentals and now BMW wants in...

Gatwick to Heathrow in 3 hours for £8.10 with Oyster

One of the major ways to get discount transportation fares around London is buying an Oyster card for £3 and load the card with a certain amount of credit. The Oyster card can be purchased all over London and at airports through Tourist Information centers and at Underground station ticket offices. Show More Summary

Future Rail: Issue 21

In this issue: San Francisco’s fleet of the future, the first fully automated local network in the US, SNCF’s investment strategy at home and abroad, solving London’s transport crisis, 3D laser mapping for rail network maintenance and more.

Teaser Trailer Unveiled For ‘Pan’

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled a new teaser trailer for Pan. Deadline reports that “the fantasy actioner retells the tale of an orphan boy snatched from turn-of-the-century London and transported to a magical land ruled by a moustache-twirling...Show More Summary

London Could Turn Street Into Trampoline

Officials in London are considering turning part of a street into a lengthy trampoline to boost fitness and even cut down commuting times for pedestrians. An official document from Transport for London notes: The Bounceway will be the world’s longest urban trampoline. This iconic and inclusive new public space in the heart of London will […]

Bus Sculptures

2 months agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Twenty-eight new Routemaster bus sculptures were unveiled in Trafalgar Square today. Wendy Hurrell took a BBC video team along to view the painted sculptures, a sample of 60 commissioned by Transport for London for its Year of the Bus in association with Wild in Art (CLICK). Show More Summary

Future Rail: Issue 20

In this issue: A new Tube for London, Arup’s vision for rail transport in 2050, Samsung’s tech offering to rail operators, what rail operators can learn from airport security, China’s push for international high-speed projects and m...

New 'driverless' Tube train designs alarm drivers' unions

Credits: Transport for London Modern vehicles will bring air-cooling to the underground – but could also run without drivers One-Minute Read Friday, October 10, 2014 - 1:02pm See related: Tube strike called off after RMT hails 'progress' Transport...Show More Summary

Transport for London will introduce driverless Tube trains from 2020

The tube is always a nightmare in certain places, especially if you’re travelling at rush hour. To try and combat the congestion, and to deal with the problem of London’s growing population, TfL has revealed the new driverless tube trains that will start going into service from 2020. Show More Summary

New LU Trains

3 months agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Transport for London has unveiled its new generation of Tube trains for London, designed by consultancy PriestmanGoode. The graphics are brilliant, showing this Heathrow train (Whoops!) and interiors of the new carriages which allow passengers to walk the full length of the train. Show More Summary

The sexiest subway car you’ve ever seen

Watch this just-unveiled video from Transport for London, the transit agency that runs the London Underground and that's preparing for a $4 billion upgrade, and then let's ask ourselves some tough questions about how we invest in public transit in the U.S.: No. 1.: Does WMATA (or the New York MTA or Chicago "L") even […]

These stunning driverless trains are the future of London's Tube network

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Want to see what the Tube could look like in the next ten years? Thanks to Transport for London and design studio PriestmanGoode, we now can, after they unveiled designs for a new fleet of driverless Tube trains due to be rolled out in 2022. The "New...

September’s top stories: London night tube, Indo-China collaboration

The EU invited project proposals under Trans-European Transport Network for €11.9bn in funds, London to launch night tube service and Alstom faces bribery charges. Railway-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from September 201...

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