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The latest transport newslinks are below. If we've missed something, please get in touch.

London Transport Awards

Harringey Council has won Most Improved Transport Borough of the Year at the London Transport Awards [Tottenham Journal].

The full list of winners can be found here.

CrossRail

The Mayor has pledged to 'think again' about the route taken by lorries heading towards the Westbourne Park depot [London24].

The Emirates Air Line (the Cable Car running from the 02 to ExCel Centre)

The BBC reports that the cables for the above mentioned line were put in place this weekend.

Airlines, Airports and Air-travel

Airlines have urged a review of the Budget with passenger duty due to rise by 8% [BBC]

BA has completed its takeover of once-rival BMI [ITV].

Gatwick's boss has suggested that a second runway there would 'hit fewer people' than the expansion of Heathrow [Evening Standard].

Christian Wolmar looks at the Government's airport 'muddle'.

The Independent thinks that the Government is about the make a u-turn on Heathrow expansion… but Boris Johnson says he will block expansion while he is Mayor [PA].

Maps

Wired highlights a new look at London, as distorted by the Harry Beck tube map.

While Londonist has a 3D map for your consideration.

Fuel Crisis

The Mayor is planning for potential fuel strikes [City AM].

Rail

Doug Oakervee has been appointed Chair of HS2 [eGov Monitor].

Election 2012

Ken Livingstone has launched his transport manifesto:

"Outlining his transport manifesto, the Labour candidate launched a "London Travel Voucher" which promises "£1,000 off London Tube, bus and Overground" and which he said will only be valid if he is elected as London mayor.

"Livingstone also promised a four year freeze on the £10 daily congestion charge in central London which was introduced under his watch in 2003, and better bus services in the capital's suburbs." [The Guardian]

Simon Less, writing in The Guardian, asks which candidate will tackle London's air pollution.

Boris Johnson's claims of the potential of driverless trains is questioned by Christian Wolmar. The RMT are also not happy about the plan [Metro].

The Green Party have pledged to make a third of all Tube stations step free should they win [BBC].

Brian Paddick has returned to one of his themes from the last campaign - a one hour ticket for buses [Evening Standard].

- all Election 2012 stories are also added to our running tally of the candidates' policies, here -