Category Archives: Transport

DLR strikes called off

Terrific! From the East London Advertiser: It was called off after Serco Docklands management made “an improved offer” to pay staff for the extra workload and more responsibilities with the introduction of a third carriage to DLR trains. An overtime … Continue reading

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No rail work during Games, but plenty before it

It’s all about rail news lately, it seems, but this one is worth mentioning. The ever-dependable (mostly) Press Association reports: Transport for London (TfL) said non-essential engineering upgrade work on London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and Tramlink would be suspended … Continue reading

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DLR strike days announced

Workers on the Docklands Light Railway will begin a 24-hour strike at 4am on 23rd July. There will be more similar strikes on the 27th July and 6th August. The row – if you hadn’t heard – is over a … Continue reading

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120,000 will use Stratford station at peak times

Incredible numbers. Three years ago, 35,000 people used Stratford station in a single peak hour. That’s just under the amount it takes to fill nearby Upton Park, home (for the time being at least) to West Ham. Nowadays, that number … Continue reading

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LINK: Lord Heseltine adds voice to Newham Mayor’s high speed rail call

Lord Heseltine has backed Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales’s call for Stratford to become an international railway hub. The Tory peer spoke in favour of High Speed One stopping at Stratford International station at a City Hall event hosted by … Continue reading

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