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More than 2,000 new developers sign up for TfL’s open data in last six months

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that its open data Application Program Interface (API) has seen more than 2,000 new developers sign up for access to live information in the last six months to 14 April - and so helped millions of Londoners plan their journeys more easily across the Capital. TfL said the data, available free of charge at its Open Data Users page , is part...
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Jam Cam and car park data feeds added to Transport for London’s open data portal

Transport for London has announced that video 'jamcams' and live London Underground car park data has been added to its open data API, provided free of charge for developers. The latest data, that provides live information on the number of parking spaces available in London Underground car parks, as well as improved traffic camera information that could help drivers avoid disruption, is...
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TfL announces the winners of its Accessible Apps competition

Further to our feature on Transport for London's competition to create accessibility apps back in March, the winning apps were announced last Tuesday - on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. A panel judges selected as the best all round app Tube Tracker by Andy Drizen , a multi-modal app that finds the nearest station to the user with directions, the...
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'Stonking Success' of London 2012 out-of-hours deliveries code prompts new TfL trials and wider freight legacy measures - 08/10/13

A plan for new trials of out-of-hours deliveries to businesses across London was announced last week as part of a wider package of works to deliver a freight legacy for London. Presented at the London Freight Forum, the Delivering a road freight legacy document reported the outcome of the temporary night time delivery arrangements made by Transport for London (TfL), key partners and...
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Transport for London consults on ending cash payment for bus fares, to save cash

Claiming that less than one per cent of bus fares are now paid in cash, Transport for London (TfL) has today launched a public consultation seeking customers' views on proposals to withdraw cash fare payments on London buses . Since the introduction of the Oyster card in 2003, and the launch of contactless payment cards on London's buses last year, passengers have been induced, by...
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Fast Bagel Line one of several proposals under discussion for Infrastructure Plan for London

In an interview with Isabel Dedring , London's deputy mayor for transport, the Financial Times last week reported that a new high-speed “rail bagel” line, encircling London is one of several proposals for the capital as its population soars to 10m over the next 20 years. Boris Johnson’s transport adviser Isabel Dedring said that new light-rail and tram services are under discussion for...
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Transport and the Olympics - what's in the plans..and are we ready?

A recent parliamentary paper details comprehensive plans for transport during the Olympics and Paralympics. The paper constitutes joint written evidence from:  Transport for London (TfL), Greater London Authority (GLA), Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), Network Rail and the...
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Transport for London website developed to help mobility during the Games

Getaheadofthegames You can use TfL's  getaheadofthegames.com website to find out where to avoid and how to plan your journeys around the Games, at the 14 London venues, and the other 11 UK-wide locations. You can use the website to find out whether stations or lines that you plan to use will be amongst those most affected, with predicted day-by-day impact, along with advice...
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TfL trialling live countdown bus arrival information for public digital signs

Transport for London has announced it is trailing a new business version of its 'Countdown' real time bus information service for public displays , that extends availability of its data that has been available at bus stops for several years, and since October 2011 for free via the web (tfl.gov.uk/buses) as well as an API for use in apps. The new service will be charged at (a...
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Oyster card online accounts for easier management of travel costs

Transport for London (TfL) yesterday announced more online options for managing travel costs via its Oyster online accounts service  at tfl.gov.uk/oyster Oyster customers can now receive weekly or monthly journey statements by email and request refunds online. Oyster online accounts were launched in 2012 to enable Oyster users to more manage their account, check their journey...
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Transport for London launches competition to create accessibility apps

Transport for London (TfL) today launched a competition desiged to encourage app developers to design 'Accessibility Apps' for its network . Developers are being invited to apply with ideas for a new travel app which will make Transport for London (TfL) realtime data more accessible to disabled and older people. The winning entries will receive development support from TfL. ...
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Small diesel and hybrid cars to lose London congestion charge exemption

Drivers of small diesel and hybrid cars, even the Toyota Prius, could be forced to pay the capital’s congestion charge in full under plans by Transport for London . TfL proposals would mean from July 2013 to qualify for the 100% discount from the Congestion Charge for electric and ultra low emission cars and vans, cars would will have to be either pure electric or be cars and...
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TfL confirms NFC payments to go live on London buses this week

According to a report in Computerworld UK, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that near field communication (NFC) contactless payment systems will go live on buses in the capital this Thursday . The systems were meant to be rolled out in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games, but were delayed due to “complexities with the technology”. NFC allows users to benefit...
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By plane, train and automobile over £1.2BN likely to be spent on travel in the UK this Christmas

According to a survey by financial services provider Santander, the British will spend about £1.2 billion to travel to see friends and family over Christmas, as seven out of ten adults will be using some form of transport over the festive period. Santander's research finds that 73% of adults will travel to see their loved ones over Christmas, with over 36 million people...
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TfL’s real time bus information service serves 620million requests in its first year

In the year since launching its Countdown’ real time bus information service, Transport for London’s (TfL) has dealt than 620 million requests online or through more than 30 mobile apps . In that time around 2,500 improved bus signs have been installed to make journey planning easier for passengers by providing advance information for when buses are due to arrive. An...
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More than 2,000 new developers sign up for TfL’s open data in last six months

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that its open data Application Program...

Jam Cam and car park data feeds added to Transport for London’s open data portal

Transport for London has announced that video 'jamcams' and live London Underground car park...

TfL announces the winners of its Accessible Apps competition

Further to our feature on Transport for London's competition to create accessibility apps ...

Transport for London consults on ending cash payment for bus fares, to save cash

Claiming that less than one per cent of bus fares are now paid in cash, Transport for London...

Fast Bagel Line one of several proposals under discussion for Infrastructure Plan for London

In an interview with Isabel Dedring , London's deputy mayor for transport, the Financial...

TfL trialling live countdown bus arrival information for public digital signs

Transport for London has announced it is trailing a new business version of its...

Transport for London launches competition to create accessibility apps

Transport for London (TfL) today launched a competition desiged to encourage app developers...