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The Tube

Two more Underground stations are to have their temperatures cooled this summer: Green Park and Oxford Circus [RAC].

Londonist asks how Tube fares compare with other major cities.

"Blackfriars Station is as clean as a Swiss maternity ward," says the Mayor. It's also re-opened [Telegraph].

The Standard looks at the Tube link to Battersea and Nine Elms.

What if London's geography were twisted to match Harry Beck's Tube map? CoDesign has the answer.

Olympics

A two day drill, testing the emergency services preparedness and response to a mock incident of terrorism on the Tube, begins today [Reuters].

TfL have released their data congestion feed to developers allowing them to build predictive apps ahead of the Olympics [PC Advisor].

Election 2012

Londonist looks at the transport challenge facing whomever wins the upcoming election.

On our own Election 2012 page, we've recently added pledges from the candidates on: lowering the Freedom Pass age; linking theatre deals to Oyster usage, and the rollout of new Son-of-Routemaster buses.

Dates for your diary

A public meeting is being held on 29 Feb to discuss the proposed river crossing changes at Silvertown & Beckton [London24].

Strike dates have been set for Heathrow Express staff. Two 24 hour walkouts will occur on the 26 Feb and 11 Mar, with a 48 hour strike on 3 & 4 March [BBC].