Newslinks : Oyster 2.0 | Cable car construction | Electric cars | Airport expansion | CrossRail business case | RMT rumbles on Thameslink and the Olympics

LondonUnlocked, The NewsEditorComment
  • Tom Edwards considers the possible benefits of Oyster 2.0 [BBC]
  • Work begins on the east London cable car scheme [TfL] whilst the NLA runs an exhibition on the project until 26 August [NLA]. More here.
  • TripAdvisor users have voted London the easiest city to get around, but most overpriced [BBC]
  • The Guardian examines the viability of electric cars [Guardian]
  • Baroness Valentine - of London First - makes the case for airport expansion [BBC]
  • The business case for constructing CrossRail is reported to have improved [Transport Briefing(£)]
  • The RMT is unhappy with plans to use up to 600 volunteers to help deal with extra Tube passengers during the Olympics... [Evening Standard].
  • ...and that's not all they're concerned about. The RMT threatens legal action over the decision to not award the Thameslink contract to Bombardier [BBC].