The latest transport newslinks below. If we've missed something, please get in touch.
River services are increasing their offering to meet Olympic demand [Docklands 24].
London2012 has launched an Olympic journey planner.
Closures, congestion & costs
Val Shawcross attacks the Mayor on the announcement of further Jubilee Line closures in the autumn [BBC]...
…and closures such as those are revealed to have cost London £46m in funding bus replacement services [Evening Standard]… and a further £16m in lost fares as commuters shifted to other forms of transport.
Tom Edwards examines the effect that 'lane rental' might have on capital congestion.
The RMT has issued a warning on passenger safety following a couple of potentially fatal incidents [Morning Star].
Full-time union activists working for TfL are revealed to cost £1m every year [Evening Standard].
The Government has delayed the competition for a £16bn CrossRail train manufacturing contract as it considers in a review what lessons could be learned from the Bombadier/Thameslink bid. [The Guardian].
The future of Britain's railways
Christian Wolmar has posted an excellent article on the future for Britain's railways.
Newsbits: narrowboating, Tube maps, the cost of cycling, Dartford Crossing
Narrowboating in London? The FT has a slideshow.
Kottke.org pulls together a fantastic list of London Underground map resources.
The cost of cycling? A £3bn boon to the UK economy according to a new report by the LSE.
The British Retail Consortium has called on the Government to delay increasing the toll on the Dartford Crossing to help customers and retailers.