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Tube Star app presents travel updates with a human touch for the London Underground

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People looking for a real reflection of travel underground in London can now take advantage of an app that shows Twitter updates of the real experience. Transport for London (TfL) does a good job of providing technologies for us to get around the capital on time and find out where...
Tube Star app presents travel updates with a human touch for the London Underground
London Tube Wi-Fi network now live at King's Cross St. Pancras and Warren Street

London Underground, Overground Get Free Wi-Fi

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Just in time for the Olympics, London's tube and commuter rail trains are getting free internet that's fast enough to stream video. However, the free Underground Wi-Fi won't stick around for long.London's tube trains and elevated rails are getting equipped with free Wi-Fi. Transport for London (TfL), the city's transit...
London Underground, Overground Get Free Wi-Fi

Virgin Media wins tube Wi-Fi contract

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London Underground Wi-Fi service, to be free for the Olympics, will be rolled out to 80 stationsVirgin Media has been awarded the contract to provide Wi-Fi access on London Underground platforms, with mobile internet services set to be available in time for the London Olympics.The service will initially be rolled...
Virgin Media wins tube Wi-Fi contract

London mayor: your ideas on road traffic congestion | Dave Hill

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As part of our project to create a new vision for London, the next crowdsourcing debate looks at the capital's heavy road useTransport for London (TfL) figures show that road-traffic volumes in London have been in general decline for 10 years, but also that a hefty 35% of journey stages...
London mayor: your ideas on road traffic congestion | Dave Hill

National Rail Enquiries launches real-time mobile apps for UK travelers

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When Transport for London (TfL) announced back in 2010 that it was opening its bus and London Underground data for developers to access, a steady stream of apps began to emerge from the developer underworld, as we’ve seen already. There’s BusIt London, the mobile-friendly Web app, Bus Guru which gives...
National Rail Enquiries launches real-time mobile apps for UK travelers

Where are all the roadworks?

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A new map of roadworks in England and Wales is launched today. Could this be the extra information you need to plan a journey seamlessly?With the plethora of maps available these days you would think every journey could be planned perfectly. But when you're planning a route the maps rarely,...
Where are all the roadworks?

London's Underground won't adopt slow-coach NFC

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London’s Underground metro may have recently introduced Wi-Fi and extra 3G capacity in time for this month’s Olympic Games – but mobile payments remain some way down the track. “We have carried out tests on NFC in both 2008 and 2010,” Transport for London customer experience director Shashi Verma told...
London's Underground won't adopt slow-coach NFC

London 2012 Olympics journey planner: Tfl unveils its social media strategy

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Transport for London will operate a range of new social media platforms to assist and inform commuters before and during the London 2012 Olympic Games....
London 2012 Olympics journey planner: Tfl unveils its social media strategy

Contactless debit cards to be allowed to pay for single bus journeys

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Transport for London announces move which starts Thursday for alternative payment when Oyster cards are out of creditTransport for London has announced that customers can use contactless debit cards to pay for single bus journeys if their Oyster cards are out of credit.From Thursday, the capital's 8,500 buses will accept...
Contactless debit cards to be allowed to pay for single bus journeys

The Google adverts helping to rip-off consumers

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Customers are fleeced by paying more for services, such as the congestion charge and visas, than they need toThere are a bunch of slimy toerags who create websites that trick people into paying £1.50 a minute to ring free services such as calling NHS Direct and DWP benefit helplines, or...
The Google adverts helping to rip-off consumers

Letters: Electric cars and the growing fuel crisis

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I don't agree with the CEO of Jaguar Land Rover's negative comments on government subsidies for electric vehicles (Report, 6 March). We have had two of the first mass market EVs (Renault Fluence) since last year. The subsidies and Transport for London's funding for 50% of our vehicle charge point...
Letters: Electric cars and the growing fuel crisis

Free WiFi service for London's black cabs approved

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Soon there will be no where left to hide in London Town. The city is quickly becoming one giant WiFi hotspot, just as mayor Boris Johnson promised. Its iconic red phone boxes, the Thames, the Underground and even a minicab company have all been hooked up with free wireless....
Free WiFi service for London's black cabs approved

London’s tube WiFi – Still a gimmick, with work to be done

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Being able to access the internet on the London Underground is a novel idea. For too long the tubes have been somewhat of a technological vacuum, stopping users from accessing their emails, tweets or favourite web pages. Transport for London (TfL) has recently teamed up with Virgin Media to bring...
London’s tube WiFi – Still a gimmick, with work to be done

When’s My Bus? This Twitter bot tells you when your next London ride is due

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Earlier today, we brought you Commuter, a fairly all-encompassing London-centric iOS app that centralizes all the key data conduits for those looking to traverse from A to B. Whilst we lamented the lack of bus information within the app, it’s not exactly the end of the world, as there are...
When’s My Bus? This Twitter bot tells you when your next London ride is due

London's black cabs to get free high-speed WiFi hotspots from early 2013

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London’s ever-expanding network of free WiFi access points could soon be extended to the city’s fleet of iconic black cabs, after Tech City based startup Eyetease received approval by Transport for London to roll out its high-speed service over the course of next year. Working on its bid for over...
London's black cabs to get free high-speed WiFi hotspots from early 2013

Addison Lee minicab boss's criticism of cyclists angers bike lobby

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Campaigners say John Griffin's comments, spotted in company magazine amid London bus lanes row, are 'beyond belief'The head of Addison Lee, one of the UK's biggest minicab companies, has angered cycle campaigners by describing deaths and serious injuries among inner-city cyclists as inevitable and primarily the fault of untrained riders.John...
Addison Lee minicab boss's criticism of cyclists angers bike lobby
First 80 Wi-Fi Tube stations announced in London

Commuter: A step closer towards the ultimate UK public transport app

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There’s no shortage of travel apps for those who like to get out and about – there are peer recommendation apps such as TripAdvisor, country guide apps from experts like Lonely Planet, and for those averse to public transport, there’s the likes of Hailo which lets you beckon a black...
Commuter: A step closer towards the ultimate UK public transport app

O2 crash hits Barclays London bike rental scheme

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Almost one in five of capital's bike terminals out of commission for pay-as-you-go customers as O2 network used for paymentsBoris Johnson's popular fleet of rental bikes have become an unexpected victim of O2's nationwide outage, as more than 100 bike stations across London were hit by the network blackout.Some Londoners...
O2 crash hits Barclays London bike rental scheme

PSA: Virgin Media begins charging for tube WiFi today

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Today's the day that your cost-free tweeting about red signals comes to end, as Virgin Media begins charging for its WiFi service on the London Underground. If you're a Virgin, Vodafone or EE customer, then you just need to sign up to continue getting access as part of your...
PSA: Virgin Media begins charging for tube WiFi today

Wi-Fi arrives at first London tube stations

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Wireless internet launches at King's Cross and Warren Street, with access free for all until end of OlympicsWi-Fi internet access has arrived at London Underground stations, promising to keep passengers in touch with news and allow the anguish of the subterranean commuter to be instantly tweeted to the world above.The...
Wi-Fi arrives at first London tube stations

Google adds live London Underground updates to Maps

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Google has added real-time London Underground service alerts to its Maps tool in a move that is hoped to ease travel chaos during the OlympicsGoogle has added real-time London Underground service updates to its Maps tool ahead of what promises to be a testing summer for the city's public transport...
Google adds live London Underground updates to Maps
Programmer shuns images, recreates intricate London subway map from pure web code

London Underground: NFC mobile payment technology 'too slow' for the tube

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While it's tested the idea several times in the past, London's Tube system won't be getting mobile-based payment technology any time soon. Customer Experience Director Shashi Verma told GigaOM that existing NFC technology wasn't able to drop below the 500 millisecond barrier -- something which Transport for London demands...
London Underground: NFC mobile payment technology 'too slow' for the tube

Virgin Media names the first 80 tube stations to get WiFi hotspots

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Transport for London and Virgin Media has announced the first 80 London Underground stations that'll receive free WiFi in time for the Olympics. By the end of July, users will be able to surf from the train platform, ticket offices and escalators -- ideal for a few extra rush-hour...
Virgin Media names the first 80 tube stations to get WiFi hotspots

Contactless payment rollout on London Underground delayed until 2013

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The roll out of contactless payments on the London Underground has been delayed by a year, after Transport for London (TfL) was forced to admit that “there is a huge amount of development to be done” before it can be launched, Computing.co.uk reports. The news will frustrate travellers who wanted to utilise...
Contactless payment rollout on London Underground delayed until 2013

London's buses become the city's first mode of public transport to accept contactless card payments

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While plans to roll out contactless payments across the London Underground are on hold until 2013, the whole fleet of London buses ais now able to handle wireless payments using a MasterCard or Maestro card, offering the same discounts offered to Oyster card owners. Computing.co.uk reports that Transport for London...
London's buses become the city's first mode of public transport to accept contactless card payments

Virgin Media wins contract to bring free WiFi to London Underground stations

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Back in January, we reported that Transport for London (TfL) would be rolling out WiFi access to London Underground stations by this summer. Just in time for the Olympics. Now, news has emerged that Virgin Media has been awarded the contract to roll out WiFi to 80 tube stations in...
Virgin Media wins contract to bring free WiFi to London Underground stations

Private data on British drivers will be stored offshore

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Secret move by IBM, which runs London's congestion charge, will allow access to sensitive DVLA informationThe government has secretly agreed that the "particularly sensitive" personal data of all 43 million drivers in the UK can be contracted offshore to India in a move that will allow the private firm running...
Private data on British drivers will be stored offshore
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