Evening Standard - Transport http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/rss/ Home Page RSS Description Swipe your smartphone to pay for the Tube 'by the end of the year' http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/swipe-your-smartphone-to-pay-for-the-tube-by-the-end-of-the-year-9277405.html <p>Tube passengers will be able to pay by smartphone by the end of this year, Transport for London has confirmed.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:57:53 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/swipe-your-smartphone-to-pay-for-the-tube-by-the-end-of-the-year-9277405.html 2014-04-23T11:57:53Z Changes: The Oyster card could be made obsolete by new technology London mayor Boris Johnson calls for tunnel to link HS2 at Euston to St Pancras http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-mayor-boris-johnson-calls-for-tunnel-to-link-hs2-at-euston-to-st-pancras-9274200.html <p>Boris Johnson has called for a giant tunnel to be built under Camden to replace the abandoned link between High Speed 1 and the proposed High Speed 2 railways.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:30:21 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-mayor-boris-johnson-calls-for-tunnel-to-link-hs2-at-euston-to-st-pancras-9274200.html 2014-04-22T10:30:21Z Tube strike: London Underground staff to stage five day walk over ticket office closures http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-strike-london-underground-staff-to-stage-five-day-walk-over-ticket-office-closures-9267713.html <p>London Underground workers are to stage five days of strike action in the coming weeks in the long-running row over Tube ticket office closures.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:27:58 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-strike-london-underground-staff-to-stage-five-day-walk-over-ticket-office-closures-9267713.html Standard Reporter 2014-04-17T15:27:58Z An image of a packed Tube platform during the last ticket office strike Pic: @UkieRichie Road and train delays hit the Easter getaway http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/road-and-train-delays-hit-the-easter-getaway-9267166.html <p>Travellers were warned of road and rail delays as the great Easter getaway started today.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:30:35 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/road-and-train-delays-hit-the-easter-getaway-9267166.html 2014-04-17T12:30:35Z Train delays are expected due to Easter engineering work FILE IMAGE TfL spent close to £500,000 on counselling 'stressed' staff http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tfl-spent-close-to-500000-on-counselling-stressed-staff-9266952.html <p>Almost half a million pounds was spent on counselling for staff at Transport for London last year, the Standard can reveal. </p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:54:04 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tfl-spent-close-to-500000-on-counselling-stressed-staff-9266952.html Jennifer Smith 2014-04-17T11:54:04Z Busy: Passengers on the Tube Picture: Nigel Howard Commuter chaos at rush hour as black cab fire causes evacuation of Euston station http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/commuter-chaos-at-rush-hour-as-black-cab-fire-causes-evacuation-of-euston-station-9265528.html <p>Commuters faced delays leaving London after Euston station was evacuated when a black cab caught alight at a taxi rank outside.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:06:11 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/commuter-chaos-at-rush-hour-as-black-cab-fire-causes-evacuation-of-euston-station-9265528.html Rachel Blundy 2014-04-16T20:06:11Z Evacuation: rail users are forced to wait outside the station (Picture: Twitter/@jennifto) TfL 'tried to put a spin on Boris bikes cash' http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tfl-tried-to-put-a-spin-on-boris-bikes-cash-9261411.html <p>Labour today called for an inquiry into Transport for London emails which suggested officials considered how to gloss over problems about the funding of the Boris bike scheme.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:10:40 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tfl-tried-to-put-a-spin-on-boris-bikes-cash-9261411.html 2014-04-15T11:10:40Z There are calls for an inquiry into Boris Bike funding Easter travel misery on the trains as works hit lines http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/easter-travel-misery-on-the-trains-as-works-hit-lines-9253470.html <p>Train passengers face misery this Easter after rail bosses announced  line diversions, closures and bus replacement services over the Bank Holiday weekend.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:20:29 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/easter-travel-misery-on-the-trains-as-works-hit-lines-9253470.html 2014-04-11T10:20:29Z Delays: passengers are facing Easter misery FILE PICTURE Camden loses out in new HS2 compensation package http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/camden-loses-out-in-new-hs2-compensation-package-9251685.html <p>A new compensation package aimed at residents along the HS2 route is even more biased than before in favour of those living in the countryside, it was claimed today.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:19:37 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/camden-loses-out-in-new-hs2-compensation-package-9251685.html 2014-04-10T15:19:37Z Missing out: Camden council claims the gulf between benefits to rural areas and cities had widened (Picture: PA) New plan to give commuters cash back if they walk or cycle to work http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/new-plan-to-give-commuters-cash-back-if-they-walk-or-cycle-to-work-9250385.html <p>Commuters could get cash rebates on their annual travelcards for cycling and walking to work part of their working week under plans proposed today.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:32:28 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/new-plan-to-give-commuters-cash-back-if-they-walk-or-cycle-to-work-9250385.html 2014-04-10T10:32:28Z Cash back plan: Commuters could be in line for travel rebates ‘Get ready to strike’ as union warns of new Tube walkout http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/get-ready-to-strike-as-union-warns-of-new-tube-walkout-9244162.html <p>The RMT union has told members that it will “probably need to strike again” over the proposed mass closure of Tube ticket offices with 950 job losses.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:58:49 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/get-ready-to-strike-as-union-warns-of-new-tube-walkout-9244162.html 2014-04-07T15:58:49Z Strikes: RMT has told its members that they may need to strike again against ticket office closures (Picture: Nigel Howard) London 'is getting worse deal on HS2 compensation than rural areas' http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-is-getting-worse-deal-on-hs2-compensation-than-rural-areas-9243516.html <p>Londoners living along the proposed route of HS2 are being offered a raw deal on compensation compared with those in rural areas, it was claimed today.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:13:29 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-is-getting-worse-deal-on-hs2-compensation-than-rural-areas-9243516.html 2014-04-07T12:13:29Z 'Women Who Eat on Tubes' Facebook group: Pictured passengers told to call police http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/women-who-eat-on-tubes-facebook-group-pictured-passengers-told-to-call-police-9239127.html <p>Women are being told to contact police if they feel threatened at having their picture used in a blog of female passengers eating on the Underground.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:32:34 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/women-who-eat-on-tubes-facebook-group-pictured-passengers-told-to-call-police-9239127.html Robin de Peyer 2014-04-05T09:32:34Z Pictured: women have found their photos uploaded onto Facebook Transport for London tells commuter to 'leave early' after he complained delayed trains made him late for work http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/transport-for-london-tells-commuter-to-leave-early-after-he-complained-delayed-trains-made-him-late-for-work-9239557.html <p>A frustrated commuter was told to 'leave early' by a Transport for London worker after he complained about trains running late.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:17:14 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/transport-for-london-tells-commuter-to-leave-early-after-he-complained-delayed-trains-made-him-late-for-work-9239557.html Rachel Blundy 2014-04-04T20:17:14Z Response: the message sent to Twitter user @dan_down Tube passengers trapped in 'stifling' lift with alarm sounding for over an hour http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-passengers-trapped-in-stifling-lift-with-alarm-sounding-for-over-an-hour-9232100.html <p>Tube passengers criticised transport bosses today after being trapped in a lift in “stifling heat” for more than an hour while alarms blared.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:18:19 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-passengers-trapped-in-stifling-lift-with-alarm-sounding-for-over-an-hour-9232100.html Benedict Moore-Bridger 2014-04-02T10:18:19Z Stuck: The passengers trapped in the lift at Elephant and Castle Heathrow flights cancelled due to fog http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/heathrow-flights-cancelled-due-to-fog-9227878.html <p>Dozens of flights have been cancelled from Heathrow Airport following dense fog.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:30:55 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/heathrow-flights-cancelled-due-to-fog-9227878.html Alexandra Rucki 2014-04-01T13:30:55Z Thick fog: a plane landing in the foggy conditions at Heathrow Airport (Picture: PA/Steve Parsons) British Airways 'could quit Heathrow airport amid uncertainties over expansion' http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/british-airways-could-quit-heathrow-airport-amid-uncertainties-over-expansion-9227988.html <p>A former aviation minister today warned that British Airways may be forced from Heathrow because of “uncertainties” about the airport’s future capacity.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:08:56 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/british-airways-could-quit-heathrow-airport-amid-uncertainties-over-expansion-9227988.html Joseph Watts, Pippa Crerar 2014-04-01T13:08:56Z British Airways: Could be forced from Heathrow London Tube drivers' pay reaches £50,000 as unions demand pay rise for all staff http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-tube-drivers-pay-reaches-50000-as-unions-demand-pay-rise-for-all-staff-9227580.html <p>Tube train drivers' pay will nudge £50,000 a year from today in the last year of a record-breaking four year deal.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:57:26 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-tube-drivers-pay-reaches-50000-as-unions-demand-pay-rise-for-all-staff-9227580.html Dick Murray 2014-04-01T10:57:26Z More pay: Tube drivers benefit from pay increases in line with inflation Picture: Nigel Howard Heathrow Express passengers facing disruption as strike ballot is announced http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/heathrow-express-passengers-facing-disruption-as-strike-ballot-is-announced-9227512.html <p>Passengers on the Heathrow Express are braced for disruption after the RMT today announced a ballot for strike action over 201 proposed job cuts on the airport rail link.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:29:14 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/heathrow-express-passengers-facing-disruption-as-strike-ballot-is-announced-9227512.html 2014-04-01T10:29:14Z Heathrow Express: Workers are being balloted for a strike over job cuts 245% train fares increase in 20 years since privatisation http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/245-train-fares-increase-in-20-years-since-privatisation-9225958.html <p>Train fares have increased by up to 245 per cent since the railways were privatised 20 years ago, research reveals today.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:21:12 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/245-train-fares-increase-in-20-years-since-privatisation-9225958.html Dick Murray 2014-03-31T13:21:12Z Delays: crowds at Euston FILE IMAGE London buses to have sensors in bid to cut cyclist and pedestrian deaths http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-buses-to-have-sensors-in-bid-to-cut-cyclist--and-pedestrian-deaths-9225835.html <p>London's buses are to be fitted with sensors in a road safety trial intended to reduce the number of collisions with pedestrians and cyclists.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:31:21 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-buses-to-have-sensors-in-bid-to-cut-cyclist--and-pedestrian-deaths-9225835.html 2014-03-31T12:31:21Z Sensors: London buses are to have latest kit installed Picture: Nigel Howard Network rail, facing £70m poor punctuality fine, admits trains are running late too often http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/network-rail-facing-70m-poor-punctuality-fine-admits-trains-are-running-late-too-often-9224446.html <p>Network Rail has admitted that not enough trains are running on time as it faces a reported record £70 million fine for poor punctuality.</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:33:55 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/network-rail-facing-70m-poor-punctuality-fine-admits-trains-are-running-late-too-often-9224446.html 2014-03-30T16:33:55Z Delays: rail chiefs are tasked with improving train punctuality FILE PICTURE Bus crashes into block of flats at Putney Bridge station http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/bus-crashes-into-block-of-flats-at-putney-bridge-station-9221320.html <p>A woman bus driver is in hospital after crashing into a block of flats.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:42:12 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/bus-crashes-into-block-of-flats-at-putney-bridge-station-9221320.html Robin de Peyer 2014-03-28T12:42:12Z Bus crash: the scene at Putney Bridge station (Picture: @sophieraworth) 'Chaos... Biggest mess ever': Passengers tell of fury after Heathrow Airport fire alarm plunges terminal into confusion http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/chaos-biggest-mess-ever-passengers-tell-of-fury-after-heathrow-airport-fire-alarm-plunges-terminal-into-confusion-9221213.html <p>Furious passengers were left fearing for their safety after a fire alarm at Heathrow Airport sparked chaos this morning.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:25:12 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/chaos-biggest-mess-ever-passengers-tell-of-fury-after-heathrow-airport-fire-alarm-plunges-terminal-into-confusion-9221213.html Robin de Peyer 2014-03-28T12:25:12Z Chaos: the fire alarm triggered confusion at Heathrow Passenger jet engine blows up on runway at London City Airport before take-off http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/passenger-jet-engine-blows-up-on-runway-at-london-city-airport-before-takeoff-9219579.html <p>A passenger jet’s engine exploded moments before take-off at a London airport, with more than 70 people on board the plane.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:25:10 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/passenger-jet-engine-blows-up-on-runway-at-london-city-airport-before-takeoff-9219579.html David Churchill 2014-03-27T17:25:10Z 'Freaking out': passengers can be seen evacuating the runway at London City Airport this afternoon Crossrail will be extended to Reading http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/crossrail-will-be-extended-to-reading-9218683.html <p>Millions more commuters will enjoy the benefits of Crossrail as the £15 billion link is to be extended further west to Reading, it was announced today.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:13:08 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/crossrail-will-be-extended-to-reading-9218683.html 2014-03-27T11:13:08Z Extension: Workers on the Crossrail project Number of Londoners commuting by bike more than doubles in a decade http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/number-of-londoners-commuting-by-bike-more-than-doubles-in-a-decade-9217293.html <p>The number of Londoners cycling to work more than doubled between 2001 and 2011, official figures revealed today.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:03:32 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/number-of-londoners-commuting-by-bike-more-than-doubles-in-a-decade-9217293.html Robin de Peyer 2014-03-26T17:03:32Z Commuters: Londoners are cycling to work for 'ease and enjoyment' East London boom 'depends on new bridge' http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/east-london-boom-depends-on-new-bridge-9214451.html <p>East London is at risk of losing the economic legacy of the Olympics unless a £600 million river crossing is built, it was claimed today.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:13:19 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/east-london-boom-depends-on-new-bridge-9214451.html 2014-03-25T12:13:19Z 'Turbo-charged Gatwick airport would bring Olympic-style boost to south London' http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/turbocharged-gatwick-airport-would-bring-olympicstyle-boost-to-south-london-9214054.html <p>Expansion at Gatwick would create an economic boost to rival the Olympic-inspired regeneration of London’s East End, the airport said today.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:09:56 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/turbocharged-gatwick-airport-would-bring-olympicstyle-boost-to-south-london-9214054.html 2014-03-25T10:09:56Z Bold plan: A new terminal and two new runways in a computer generated image of Gatwick MP Zac Goldsmith launches movie contest over Heathrow expansion http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/mp-zac-goldsmith-launches-movie-contest-over-heathrow-expansion-9211877.html <p>Tory MP and environmental campaigner Zac Goldsmith today launched a film competition to highlight opposition to a third runway at Heathrow with £10,000 as the first prize.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:24:22 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/mp-zac-goldsmith-launches-movie-contest-over-heathrow-expansion-9211877.html 2014-03-24T09:24:22Z Zac Goldsmith and Boris oppose 3rd runway plans New action to cut motorbike death toll on London roads http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/new-action-to-cut-motorbike-death-toll-on-london-roads-9208213.html <p>The biggest ever campaign to cut motorcyclist deaths and injuries in London was launched today.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:16:51 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/new-action-to-cut-motorbike-death-toll-on-london-roads-9208213.html David Williams 2014-03-21T14:16:51Z Clampdown: the campaign aims to make London's roads safer for motorbikes and scooters How 16 jets running out of fuel landed at Heathrow http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/how-16-jets-running-out-of-fuel-landed-at-heathrow-9208209.html <p>More than 260 planes landed at Heathrow with low fuel, engine  problems or other technical faults in the last five years, official figures revealed today.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:08:22 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/how-16-jets-running-out-of-fuel-landed-at-heathrow-9208209.html 2014-03-21T14:08:22Z Modernisation of London Tube is 'most successful transport investment in a decade' http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/modernisation-of-london-tube-is-most-successful-transport-investment-in-a-decade-9205139.html <p>The multi-billion pound modernisation of the London Underground has been hailed as the most successful transport investment in the past decade by the business networking group Radius.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:45:17 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/modernisation-of-london-tube-is-most-successful-transport-investment-in-a-decade-9205139.html 2014-03-20T13:45:17Z Development: hoardings surround the building work at Bond Street station (Picture: Reuters) Life-saving change in lorry design backed by Euro MPs http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/lifesaving-change-in-lorry-design-backed-by-euro-mps-9204615.html <p>The European parliament’s transport committee has voted in favour of compulsory improvements to lorry cab design in move that campaigners say will prevent thousands of cyclist and pedestrian deaths across the continent.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:17:28 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/lifesaving-change-in-lorry-design-backed-by-euro-mps-9204615.html 2014-03-20T10:17:28Z Design change: A cyclist between two lorries (Picture: File image) VIDEO: Cycle campaign film sees rider strip off to ride through London safely http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/video-cycle-campaign-film-sees-rider-strip-off-to-ride-through-london-safely-9203046.html <p>The answer to staying safe while you cycle through the streets of London could be to strip naked for your commute, if the latest road safety campaign is to be believed.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:10:40 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/video-cycle-campaign-film-sees-rider-strip-off-to-ride-through-london-safely-9203046.html Robin de Peyer 2014-03-19T16:10:40Z Now you see me: the cyclist avoids a collision with a van as he rides through London (Picture: YouTube) Cyclist in hospital with facial injuries following collision in Roehampton http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/cyclist-in-hospital-with-facial-injuries-following-collision-in-roehampton-9199182.html <p>A cyclist has been taken to hospital with facial injuries following a collision in Roehampton.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:04:12 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/cyclist-in-hospital-with-facial-injuries-following-collision-in-roehampton-9199182.html Alexandra Rucki 2014-03-18T11:04:12Z Facial injuries: the cyclist was taken to St George's Hospital as a priority (file picture) Signal failure on District Line causes rush hour delays http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/signal-failure-on-district-line-causes-rush-hour-delays-9198927.html <p>Signal failures caused rush hour chaos for commuters using the District Line this morning.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:22:23 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/signal-failure-on-district-line-causes-rush-hour-delays-9198927.html Alexandra Rucki 2014-03-18T09:22:23Z Overcrowding: Putney Station swamped by passengers looking for alternative routes (Richard Sambrook) George Osborne to give go-ahead for £150m Barking rail project http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/george-osborne-to-give-goahead-for-150m-barking-rail-project-9197232.html <p>George Osborne will signal a £150 million rail link to speed up the construction of thousands of new homes in the capital in his Budget this week, it is revealed today.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:10:08 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/george-osborne-to-give-goahead-for-150m-barking-rail-project-9197232.html 2014-03-17T12:10:08Z George Osborne: expected to extend the Gospel Oak to Barking Line (Picture: PA) HS2: Brussels to northern England link ditched by Government http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/hs2-brussels-to-northern-england-link-ditched-by-government-9197199.html <p>The Government today dramatically pulled the plug on a Euston to St Pancras railway linking the High Speed line from the North of England to Europe.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:55:30 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/hs2-brussels-to-northern-england-link-ditched-by-government-9197199.html 2014-03-17T11:55:30Z Plan scrapped: HS2 Vince Cable adds backing to HS2 rail link http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/vince-cable-adds-backing-to-hs2-rail-link-9195333.html <p>Business Secretary Vince Cable has said there is a "compelling case" to speed up the extension of the controversial HS2 high speed rail link to the cities of the north.</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:20:58 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/vince-cable-adds-backing-to-hs2-rail-link-9195333.html Peter Woodman, Gavin Cordon 2014-03-16T11:20:58Z 'Compelling case': Vince Cable has offered his backing to the controversial new rail link Booking no longer needed for disabled people using London Overground http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/booking-no-longer-needed-for-disabled-people-using-london-overground-9192877.html <p>Disabled people can use the London Overground service without having to book ahead in a move to make the service more accessible.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:58:05 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/booking-no-longer-needed-for-disabled-people-using-london-overground-9192877.html Alexandra Rucki 2014-03-14T13:58:05Z Campaigner: Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson said disabled Londoner will no longer feel "trapped" Motorcyclist in his 60s injured injured following collision in Chiswick http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/motorcyclist-in-his-60s-injured-injured-following-collision-in-chiswick-9190349.html <p>A motorcyclist aged in his 60s was injured following a collision with a Vauxhall Astra in Chiswick.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:25:17 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/motorcyclist-in-his-60s-injured-injured-following-collision-in-chiswick-9190349.html Alexandra Rucki 2014-03-13T17:25:17Z Hogarth Roundabout: a man in his 60s was injured Taxpayers WILL foot bill for collapsed £350m signal contract, Tube boss admits http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/taxpayers-will-foot-bill-for-collapsed-350m-signal-contract-tube-boss-admits-9188998.html <p>Transport chiefs have admitted for the first time that the collapse of a Tube £350m signalling contract will hit taxpayers in the pocket.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:49:48 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/taxpayers-will-foot-bill-for-collapsed-350m-signal-contract-tube-boss-admits-9188998.html 2014-03-13T09:49:48Z No guarantee signal contract will be finished by 2018, said tube boss Mike Brown UK flights cancelled due to thick early morning fog http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/uk-flights-cancelled-due-to-thick-early-morning-fog-9188731.html <p>Thick fog caused the cancellation of dozens of flights at UK airports today.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:17:33 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/uk-flights-cancelled-due-to-thick-early-morning-fog-9188731.html 2014-03-13T07:17:33Z Fog in Westminster this morning Picture: Jeremy Selwyn French company to put 3,000 electric ‘Boris cars’ on the streets of London http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/french-company-to-put-3000-electric-boris-cars-on-the-streets-of-london-9187124.html <p>A French company today announced plans to put 3,000 electric rental cars onto London’s streets.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:36:22 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/french-company-to-put-3000-electric-boris-cars-on-the-streets-of-london-9187124.html 2014-03-12T13:36:22Z Popular: Autolib electric cars for hire in Paris North Circular covered in smoke after car fire near South Woodford http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/north-circular-covered-in-smoke-after-car-fire-near-south-woodford-9186204.html <p>A busy road was left covered in smoke after a car was set alight.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:08:14 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/north-circular-covered-in-smoke-after-car-fire-near-south-woodford-9186204.html Alexandra Rucki 2014-03-12T10:08:14Z North Circular: the road was covered in smoke close to Charlie Brown roundabout (Picture: @TfLTrafficNews) HS2 could ease pressure to live in capital, rail chief to claim http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/hs2-could-ease-pressure-to-live-in-capital-rail-chief-to-claim-9183998.html <p>High Speed rail could ease the housing crisis in London, a landmark report by rail chief Sir David Higgins will claim next week.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:41:00 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/hs2-could-ease-pressure-to-live-in-capital-rail-chief-to-claim-9183998.html 2014-03-11T11:41:00Z HS2: it is hoped that better rail links will boost regional economies Westminster station named London Tube network's worst for broken lifts http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/westminster-station-named-london-tube-networks-worst-for-broken-lifts-9183296.html <p>Westminster station has emerged as the Tube’s most notorious for broken lifts which were out of action for a third of the year, according to new figures.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:01:51 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/westminster-station-named-london-tube-networks-worst-for-broken-lifts-9183296.html 2014-03-11T09:01:51Z Figures: Westminster was ranked worst for broken lifts (Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Crossrail construction worker killed after 'being hit by concrete' at London site http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/crossrail-construction-worker-killed-after-being-hit-by-concrete-at-london-site-9176079.html <p>A construction worker was today killed at one of the Crossrail construction sites in central London in the first fatality on the £15bn link.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:50:20 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/crossrail-construction-worker-killed-after-being-hit-by-concrete-at-london-site-9176079.html 2014-03-07T10:50:20Z Crossrail death: the man died from head injuries in a Holborn tunnel. (File picture) Building Crossrail? That’s women’s work http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/building-crossrail-thats-womens-work-9175882.html <p>Hard hats? Check. Hi-vis jackets? Check. Short back and sides? Er …</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:01:41 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/building-crossrail-thats-womens-work-9175882.html 2014-03-07T10:01:41Z Breaking down barriers: Nisrine Chartouny and team inspect Farringdon Smart pedestrian crossings for London in pioneering new scheme http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/smart-pedestrian-crossings-for-london-in-pioneering-new-scheme-9175741.html <p>“Intelligent” pedestrians crossings are to be introduced on London’s streets within months in the first scheme of its kind in the world.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:29:22 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/smart-pedestrian-crossings-for-london-in-pioneering-new-scheme-9175741.html 2014-03-07T09:29:22Z Waiting times: pedestrian numbers at the kerb will be scanned by a sensor British Airways plane makes emergency Heathrow landing after flames seen 'spitting out' of engine http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/british-airways-plane-makes-emergency-heathrow-landing-after-flames-seen-spitting-out-of-engine-9175593.html <p>A British Airways plane has been forced to turn around after experiencing engine problems having taken-off from Heathrow this morning.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:55:35 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/british-airways-plane-makes-emergency-heathrow-landing-after-flames-seen-spitting-out-of-engine-9175593.html Peter Woodman 2014-03-07T08:55:35Z Emergency landing: the plane landed safely back at Heathrow Hackney scoops top award for pioneering cycling schemes http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/hackney-scoops-top-award-for-pioneering-cycling-schemes-9175465.html <p>The London Borough of Hackney today picked up a top transport award for its pioneering cycle schemes.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:46:33 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/hackney-scoops-top-award-for-pioneering-cycling-schemes-9175465.html 2014-03-07T07:46:33Z Award-winning: Boris Johnson's cycling guru Andrew Gilligan cycling in Hackney with the borough's Mayor, Jules Pipe First look at Heathrow's £2.5bn Terminal 2 http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/first-look-at-heathrows-25bn-terminal-2-9172799.html <p>This is the world’s first look at Heathrow’s new £2.5 billion Terminal 2 – the result of five years’ building work on Europe’s biggest construction site.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:22:40 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/first-look-at-heathrows-25bn-terminal-2-9172799.html Lucy Tobin 2014-03-06T09:22:40Z Big development: the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow covers 40,000 square metres (Picture: Glenn Copus) Cyclist followed iPhone app onto the M3 http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/cyclist-followed-iphone-app-onto-the-m3-9171198.html <p>A cyclist who followed an iPhone app onto the M3 Motorway has been fined, police said.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:34:15 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/cyclist-followed-iphone-app-onto-the-m3-9171198.html Robin de Peyer 2014-03-05T15:34:15Z Motorway cycling: the incident is the second of its type in a fortnight. This file picture shows another cyclist on the M25 in February Eurostar hits 10m passengers in one year for the first time http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/eurostar-hits-10m-passengers-in-one-year-for-the-first-time-9169953.html <p>Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar reached the 10-million mark for annual passengers for the first time last year.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:05:24 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/eurostar-hits-10m-passengers-in-one-year-for-the-first-time-9169953.html PA 2014-03-05T09:05:24Z Booming: 10m passengers crossed the channel using Eurostar last year Elephant & Castle to be transformed as £4bn budget for road improvements announced http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/elephant--castle-to-be-transformed-as-4bn-budget-for-road-improvements-announced-9167400.html <p>London’s most notorious gyratory system will be transformed into an attractive high street under plans for the future of London’s roads published by the mayor today.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 07:25:50 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/elephant--castle-to-be-transformed-as-4bn-budget-for-road-improvements-announced-9167400.html 2014-03-04T07:25:50Z Transformation: Elephant and Castle would become a green 'peninsula' under the plans HS2: Railways 'to receive a fraction of funding available should project be scrapped' http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/hs2-railways-to-receive-a-fraction-of-funding-available-should-project-be-scrapped-9164931.html <p>Railways will receive only a fraction of the funding earmarked for the HS2 high speed rail project should it be scrapped, a report claimed today.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:04:55 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/hs2-railways-to-receive-a-fraction-of-funding-available-should-project-be-scrapped-9164931.html Staff/Agency 2014-03-03T08:04:55Z HS2: The report warned against scrapping the £50bn project TfL advertises £16bn contract for driverless Tube trains http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tfl-advertises-16bn-contract-for-driverless-tube-trains-9160208.html <p>Transport chiefs today began seeking a supplier of 250 driverless Tube trains for a contract that will be worth £16 billion.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:06:19 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tfl-advertises-16bn-contract-for-driverless-tube-trains-9160208.html 2014-02-28T12:06:19Z Record rise in commuters using boats to cross the Thames http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/record-rise-in-commuters-using-boats-to-cross-the-thames-9156590.html <p>Boat journeys on The Thames in central London rose to a record 8.5 million last year thanks in part to tourists taking advantage of a fine summer.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:09:50 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/record-rise-in-commuters-using-boats-to-cross-the-thames-9156590.html 2014-02-27T09:09:50Z More crossings: A riverboat on the Thames Council in row with HS2 over Euston rebuild http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/council-in-row-with-hs2-over-euston-rebuild-9154714.html <p>A battle has erupted over moves to rebuild Euston station, with a council leader accusing HS2 of refusing to sit down with local communities.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:07:47 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/council-in-row-with-hs2-over-euston-rebuild-9154714.html 2014-02-26T13:07:47Z Redeveloped T2 at Heathrow will be home to 'best of British' http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/redeveloped-t2-at-heathrow-will-be-home-to-best-of-british-9154245.html <p>Heathrow’s new Terminal 2 is to house the “best of British” brands when it re-opens in June after a £2.5 billion redevelopment.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:24:15 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/redeveloped-t2-at-heathrow-will-be-home-to-best-of-british-9154245.html Laura Chesters 2014-02-26T11:24:15Z Refurbishment: Heathrow's new T2 will host British brands Ex-Transport Secretary Lord Adonis: London bus network ‘could grind to halt’ http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/extransport-secretary-lord-adonis-london-bus-network-could-grind-to-halt-9144188.html <p>Former transport secretary Lord Adonis today warned London would “grind to a halt” unless major improvements are made to the capital’s bus network.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:26:35 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/extransport-secretary-lord-adonis-london-bus-network-could-grind-to-halt-9144188.html David Churchill 2014-02-21T12:26:35Z Route master: Lord Adonis talks to a passenger on a night bus (Picture: Nigel Howard) George Osborne paves way for rebuilding of Euston Station for HS2 arrival http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/george-osborne-paves-way-for-rebuilding-of-euston-station-for-hs2-arrival-9144205.html <p>Plans for a full-scale rebuilding of Euston station to create a brand-new shopping centre, offices and apartments are signalled today by Chancellor George Osborne.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:42:38 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/george-osborne-paves-way-for-rebuilding-of-euston-station-for-hs2-arrival-9144205.html 2014-02-21T11:42:38Z 'Big opportunity': the Chancellor is keen for a major re-development of Euston Fined after five minutes: TfL pounces on drivers parking in loading bays http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/fined-after-five-minutes-tfl-pounces-on-drivers-parking-in-loading-bays-9143998.html <p>London drivers are being hit with fines after parking in loading bays for five minutes even though they are allowed to stay four times as long.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:02:02 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/fined-after-five-minutes-tfl-pounces-on-drivers-parking-in-loading-bays-9143998.html 2014-02-21T11:02:02Z Loading question: TfL says it is within wardens’ discretion to fine drivers before the 20-minute limit is up Commuters’ terror as faulty escalator plunges downwards http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/commuters-terror-as-faulty-escalator-plunges-downwards-9143719.html <p>Commuters screamed in terror as an up escalator at a Docklands Light Rail station suddenly reversed, sending them plummeting downwards.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:52:35 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/commuters-terror-as-faulty-escalator-plunges-downwards-9143719.html 2014-02-21T09:52:35Z Panic: Debra Sainsbury was hurt when the escalator suddenly reversed at Cutty Sark DLR station ‘Boris bus of the Underground’: new £16 billion Tube trains http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/boris-bus-of-the-underground-new-16billion-tube-trains-9143546.html <p>The boss of the London Underground said today he wants the next generation of Tube trains to echo the style of the Boris bus.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:23:30 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/boris-bus-of-the-underground-new-16billion-tube-trains-9143546.html 2014-02-21T09:23:30Z New bus: Thomas Heatherwick’s update on the classic Routemaster (Picture: Nigel Howard) Vauxhall MP backs move to save ‘ski jump’ transport hub http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/vauxhall-mp-backs-move-to-save-ski-jump-transport-hub-9143556.html <p>Hundreds of people, including local MP Kate Hoey, have backed a campaign to save Vauxhall Bus Station amid fears it could be demolished as part of plans to make the area more cycle and pedestrian friendly.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:09:08 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/vauxhall-mp-backs-move-to-save-ski-jump-transport-hub-9143556.html 2014-02-21T09:09:08Z “It works”: the distinctive £4 million bus station at Vauxhall is under threat Virgin Media brings key road to a standstill http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/virgin-media-brings-key-road-to-a-standstill-9138869.html <p>Virgin Media was today branded a “disgrace” by London transport chiefs for bringing rush-hour traffic to a halt because of unauthorised roadworks.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:06:47 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/virgin-media-brings-key-road-to-a-standstill-9138869.html 2014-02-19T14:06:47Z After leading Tube strike, Bob Crow plans to stand as MEP for 'Left-wing Ukip alternative' http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/after-leading-tube-strike-bob-crow-plans-to-stand-as-mep-for-leftwing-ukip-alternative-9138865.html <p>Tube union chief Bob Crow has confirmed he will stand as a candidate in this May’s European elections.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:02:12 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/after-leading-tube-strike-bob-crow-plans-to-stand-as-mep-for-leftwing-ukip-alternative-9138865.html Staff reporter 2014-02-19T14:02:12Z Election bid: Bob Crow First supermarket 'click and collect' opens at Rayners Lane Tube station http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/first-supermarket-click-and-collect-opens-at-rayners-lane-tube-station-9138190.html <p>Tesco opened its first outlet for Tube travellers today, allowing them to pick up their groceries on their way home.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:29:08 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/first-supermarket-click-and-collect-opens-at-rayners-lane-tube-station-9138190.html 2014-02-19T10:29:08Z New service: Rayners Lane Tube station Picture: Google Streetview New Tube showdown looms as Bob Crow says no to driverless trains http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/new-tube-showdown-looms-as-bob-crow-says-no-to-driverless-trains-9133416.html <p>The stage was today set for a fresh bust-up between unions and Tube bosses after RMT leader Bob Crow said driverless trains would not come to the London Underground.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:17:24 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/new-tube-showdown-looms-as-bob-crow-says-no-to-driverless-trains-9133416.html 2014-02-17T10:17:24Z Bob Crow: said he was 'not having it' over driverless trains Jams yesterday: English Heritage exhibition shows how the car shaped London http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/jams-yesterday-english-heritage-exhibition-shows-how-the-car-shaped-london-9133307.html <p>The impact of a century of the car on London’s motorways, bypasses and cobbled streets is investigated in a new exhibition.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:11:01 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/jams-yesterday-english-heritage-exhibition-shows-how-the-car-shaped-london-9133307.html Mark Blunden 2014-02-17T10:11:01Z In a jam: Wellington Arch and Hyde Park Corner ‘EasyJet made me prove friend was dead’ http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/easyjet-made-me-prove-friend-was-dead-9133344.html <p>Easyjet have been accused of insensitivity after they demanded to see a passenger’s death certificate as “proof” before they would give a refund.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:48:16 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/easyjet-made-me-prove-friend-was-dead-9133344.html 2014-02-17T09:48:16Z Pregnant commuter's fury at being forced to sit on carriage floor instead of in first class http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/pregnant-commuters-fury-at-being-forced-to-sit-on-carriage-floor-instead-of-in-first-class-9133213.html <p>A pregnant commuter has hit out at train bosses for their seating policy after she was forced to sit on a carriage floor when she nearly collapsed.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:05:10 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/pregnant-commuters-fury-at-being-forced-to-sit-on-carriage-floor-instead-of-in-first-class-9133213.html 2014-02-17T09:05:10Z Sat on the floor: commuter Victoria Poskitt Picture: Alex Lentati London bids farewell to the historic Routemaster http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-bids-farewell-to-the-historic-routemaster-9127455.html <p>Historic Routemaster buses may soon be lost to London for ever after plans were announced to axe one of the last two surviving routes.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 07:09:58 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-bids-farewell-to-the-historic-routemaster-9127455.html 2014-02-14T07:09:58Z In with the new: the bus tailed by a London Transport van and an old Routemaster Full details of Heathrow night flight plans 'dug up' by campaigners http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/full-details-of-heathrow-night-flight-plans-dug-up-by-campaigners-9125613.html <p>The full extent of the Government’s plans to increase night flights into Heathrow has been “dug up” by anti-noise campaigners in a report’s technical appendix.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:04:58 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/full-details-of-heathrow-night-flight-plans-dug-up-by-campaigners-9125613.html 2014-02-13T11:04:58Z Flightpath: a jet over west London Boris Johnson calls for creation of new 'garden suburb' in Barking and Dagenham http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/boris-johnson-calls-for-creation-of-new-garden-suburb-in-barking-and-dagenham-9125436.html <p>Boris Johnson has stepped up pressure on Chancellor George Osborne to agree £100 million funding for a rail link to London’s largest “brownfield” housing development, dubbed “the Battersea of the east”.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:31:42 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/boris-johnson-calls-for-creation-of-new-garden-suburb-in-barking-and-dagenham-9125436.html 2014-02-13T10:31:42Z Building call: Boris Johnson at another development in Greenwich Rail travellers stranded for SEVEN hours on train heading from King's Cross after storms http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/rail-travellers-stranded-for-seven-hours-on-train-heading-from-kings-cross-after-storms-9125316.html <p>Passengers told of their misery today after being stranded for seven hours on a train from London King’s Cross as storms caused havoc across the network.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:16:38 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/rail-travellers-stranded-for-seven-hours-on-train-heading-from-kings-cross-after-storms-9125316.html Matthew Beard, Rashid Razaq, Simon Freeman 2014-02-13T10:16:38Z Antonia Goddard: was stuck on a train for hours in bad weather Commuters are 'less happy, have lower life satisfaction and are more anxious' http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/commuters-are-less-happy-have-lower-life-satisfaction-and-are-more-anxious-9125098.html <p>Londoners' gripes about getting to work have been backed up by a new report suggesting commuter misery is most profound in people who have to travel for an hour and a half.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:31:28 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/commuters-are-less-happy-have-lower-life-satisfaction-and-are-more-anxious-9125098.html Staff/Agency 2014-02-13T08:31:28Z Commuter misery: The report found they are 'less happy and more anxious' (Picture: Nigel Howard) Tube boss Mike Brown: Union talks after strike is called off won’t stop closure of ticket offices http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-boss-mike-brown-union-talks-after-strike-is-called-off-wont-stop-closure-of-ticket-offices-9123467.html <p>Tube boss Mike Brown today insisted he was determined to go ahead with the closure of ticket offices after unions called off their strike.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:40:43 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-boss-mike-brown-union-talks-after-strike-is-called-off-wont-stop-closure-of-ticket-offices-9123467.html 2014-02-12T11:40:43Z Pressing ahead: Mike Brown said there was little chance of avoiding more than 950 job losses UK floods: Rail passengers face misery as London lines are hit by cancellations and delays http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/uk-floods-rail-passengers-face-misery-as-london-lines-are-hit-by-cancellations-and-delays-9123081.html <p>Rail passengers travelling to and from London were today facing misery as flooding and strong winds cause delays on the railways.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:08:13 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/uk-floods-rail-passengers-face-misery-as-london-lines-are-hit-by-cancellations-and-delays-9123081.html Staff/Agency 2014-02-12T10:08:13Z Floods: the rain and strong winds are causing misery for commuters M2 motorway remains closed after sinkhole appears http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/m2-motorway-remains-closed-after-sinkhole-appears-9121946.html <p>A 10-mile section of a busy motorway remains closed after the discovery yesterday of a 15ft-deep hole in the central reservation.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:02:02 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/m2-motorway-remains-closed-after-sinkhole-appears-9121946.html Staff/Agency 2014-02-11T16:02:02Z Hole: the M2 is shut both ways after it appeared VIDEO: Watch shocking footage of woman driving wrong way along a dual carriageway http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/video-watch-shocking-footage-of-woman-driving-wrong-way-along-a-dual-carriageway-9121252.html <p>Terrifying footage of the moment a woman drove the wrong way up a busy dual carriageway has emerged online.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:17:09 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/video-watch-shocking-footage-of-woman-driving-wrong-way-along-a-dual-carriageway-9121252.html Robin de Peyer 2014-02-11T12:17:09Z Shocking: the footage shows the woman driving up the A11 and A14 Tube strike cancelled after unions reach last-minute deal http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-strike-cancelled-after-unions-reach-lastminute-deal-9120760.html <p>A 48-hour Tube strike was called off just hours before it was due to start today after the two unions involved in the dispute ordered its members not to walk out.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:07:27 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-strike-cancelled-after-unions-reach-lastminute-deal-9120760.html 2014-02-11T10:07:27Z Commuters make their way home on the Northern Line as things start to return to normal on the Tube after the last strike Picture: Nigel Howard Tube strike: Talks set for Monday in bid to avert second walk-out http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-strike-talks-set-for-monday-in-bid-to-avert-second-walkout-9115833.html <p>Talks being held between unions and London Underground officials aimed at stopping a second strike will resume on Monday.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:33:07 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-strike-talks-set-for-monday-in-bid-to-avert-second-walkout-9115833.html Staff/Agency 2014-02-07T18:33:07Z Squeeze: commuters faced difficulties getting to work this week as London Tube workers went on strike Tube staff refuse to take fares as talks begin to stop second strike http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-staff-refuse-to-take-fares-as-talks-begin-to-stop-second-strike-9114423.html <p>Talks between unions and London Underground aimed at averting a  second 48-hour Tube strike resumed today.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:58:46 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-staff-refuse-to-take-fares-as-talks-begin-to-stop-second-strike-9114423.html 2014-02-07T10:58:46Z Commuters make their way home on the Northern Line as things start to return to normal on the Tube Picture: Nigel Howard Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary: 'New runways at UK airports are inevitable' http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/ryanair-boss-michael-oleary-new-runways-at-uk-airports-are-inevitable-9111531.html <p>Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary expects three more runways to be built at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and says locals should not be able to block plans because they “chose to be a resident under a flight path”.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:13:29 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/ryanair-boss-michael-oleary-new-runways-at-uk-airports-are-inevitable-9111531.html 2014-02-06T11:13:29Z Runway plans: Michael O'Leary (Picture: PA) Police urged to act over 'complete lawlessness' on central London roads during Tube strike http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/police-urged-to-act-over-complete-lawlessness-on-central-london-roads-during-tube-strike-9111481.html <p>Drivers today called on the police to intervene to ease the gridlock on London’s roads.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:00:01 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/police-urged-to-act-over-complete-lawlessness-on-central-london-roads-during-tube-strike-9111481.html 2014-02-06T11:00:01Z Traffic on the Strand during the London Tube Strike Picture: Nigel Howard 760 jobs made safe as Bombardier wins £1bn contract to supply Crossrail trains http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/760-jobs-made-safe-as-bombardier-wins-1bn-contract-to-supply-crossrail-trains-9111031.html <p>Hundreds of British manufacturing jobs were safeguarded today as transport giant Bombardier won a tough-fought battle for the £1 billion order to supply 65 trains for Crossrail.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 08:37:50 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/760-jobs-made-safe-as-bombardier-wins-1bn-contract-to-supply-crossrail-trains-9111031.html 2014-02-06T08:37:50Z Train design: Bombadier's Aventra train in Crossrail colours Tube strike: Londoners refuse to be beaten as delays continue for second day http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-strike-londoners-refuse-to-be-beaten-as-delays-continue-for-second-day-9110333.html <p>Almost nine out of ten regular commuters have refused to be defeated by the Tube strike and have battled into work on public transport, according to official figures.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:51:51 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-strike-londoners-refuse-to-be-beaten-as-delays-continue-for-second-day-9110333.html Staff/Agency 2014-02-05T20:51:51Z Delays: Commuters at Waterloo Picture: Jeremy Selwyn Commuters vent their fury over 'chaotic' journeys to work http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/commuters-vent-their-fury-over-chaotic-journeys-to-work-9109501.html <p>Commuters today told of their anger at the strike as hundreds of thousands struggled to make it into work.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:55:27 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/commuters-vent-their-fury-over-chaotic-journeys-to-work-9109501.html Miranda Bryant, Mark Blunden, John Dunne 2014-02-05T13:55:27Z Tube strike service update: Two lines down, DLR back to normal http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-strike-service-update-two-lines-down-dlr-back-to-normal-9108342.html <p>Here are this morning's updates on the ongoing Tube strike.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 08:20:46 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-strike-service-update-two-lines-down-dlr-back-to-normal-9108342.html 2014-02-05T08:20:46Z Picture of Tube booth worker 'sleeping on the job at Paddington' emerges as strike starts http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/picture-of-tube-booth-worker-sleeping-on-the-job-at-paddington-emerges-as-strike-starts-9108252.html <p>A Tube worker slumps, eyes closed, apparently asleep behind the glass screen of a ticket booth as commuters tried to beat the strike chaos.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 07:40:35 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/picture-of-tube-booth-worker-sleeping-on-the-job-at-paddington-emerges-as-strike-starts-9108252.html David Churchill 2014-02-05T07:40:35Z The image of the woman apparently sleeping in a Tube information booth Tube strike: Talks aimed at solving London Underground strikes to be held http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-strike-talks-aimed-at-solving-london-underground-strikes-to-be-held-9107723.html <p>Millions of Londoners battled to work by bus, bike or on foot today during the first Tube workers’ strike in four years.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:43:55 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/tube-strike-talks-aimed-at-solving-london-underground-strikes-to-be-held-9107723.html 2014-02-04T20:43:55Z Gridlock: Traffic at Trafalgar Square as people took to cars and buses to avoid the Tube strike (Picture: Twitter/@MPSinthesky) London Tube strike: David Cameron hits out at 'shameful' walkout as strike begins http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-tube-strike-david-cameron-hits-out-at-shameful-walkout-as-strike-begins-9106540.html <p>The Prime Minister today branded the Tube strikes as “shameful” as business leaders warned the action would cost London’s economy £200 million.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:56:18 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-tube-strike-david-cameron-hits-out-at-shameful-walkout-as-strike-begins-9106540.html Matthew Beard, Joe Murphy, Pippa Crerar, John Dunne 2014-02-04T11:56:18Z Bob crow: pictured leaving City Hall today Picture: Jeremy Selwyn London Tube Strikes 2014: union chiefs head to City Hall in last-ditch attempt to avoid walkout http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-tube-strikes-2014-union-chiefs-head-to-city-hall-in-lastditch-attempt-to-avoid-walkout-9105237.html <p>Union leaders were making a last ditch attempt to head off a strike by London Underground workers by seeking talks with the capital's mayor.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:11:13 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-tube-strikes-2014-union-chiefs-head-to-city-hall-in-lastditch-attempt-to-avoid-walkout-9105237.html Staff/Agency 2014-02-03T18:11:13Z Commuters at Oxford Circus last night (Picture: Nigel Howard) Grey 'stealth' speed cameras are just for making money, says minister who painted them yellow http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/grey-stealth-speed-cameras-are-just-for-making-money-says-minister-who-painted-them-yellow-9103580.html <p>The former minister who painted Britain’s speed cameras bright yellow today hit out at plans for grey “stealth” cameras on motorways.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:45:52 GMT http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/grey-stealth-speed-cameras-are-just-for-making-money-says-minister-who-painted-them-yellow-9103580.html 2014-02-03T15:45:52Z Visible: A traditional yellow speed camera Andrew Neather: Have the wheels begun to come off the Boris bikes? http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/andrew-neather-have-the-wheels-begun-to-come-off-the-boris-bikes-8748207.html <p>It's not quite the birthday present Boris Johnson might have wished his bikes. Yesterday, days after the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme celebrated its third anniversary, the RMT union announced that members working for Serco, which moves around and repairs the bikes, will strike next week over shift patterns and pay. </p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:11:12 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/andrew-neather-have-the-wheels-begun-to-come-off-the-boris-bikes-8748207.html 2013-08-06T13:11:12Z Running out of road: Boris Johnson now finds the number of Barclays cycling trips down almost 10 per cent and one in five users planning to ditch their annual membership Lucy Tobin: Parking fees are the last thing small shops need http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/lucy-tobin-parking-fees-are-the-last-thing-small-shops-need-8743497.html <p>My local greengrocer has another bill eating into his takings. On top of trying to stay afloat amid rising rent payments, ballooning energy bills and a jump in business rates, he now has to employ a bod to stand outside his store watching for parking attendants before they pounce on customers’ cars.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:14:17 BST http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/lucy-tobin-parking-fees-are-the-last-thing-small-shops-need-8743497.html 2013-08-02T12:14:17Z Jacking up the cost of parking on local high streets doesn’t prevent car journeys, it just reroutes them