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The Tube With the end of the Olympics, London begins to return to normal. Sadly, that's not all good news:

Weekend closures are to resume on London's Tube network after they were paused for nearly two months for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

From Saturday, engineering work will restart to replace old track and signals on the network.

London Underground said works had been reduced by 10% compared with last year and by 25% compared with two years ago.

There will be closures on the Northern, Jubilee, District, Circle and Bakerloo lines this weekend.

As ever, real-time travel news (and details of planned closures) is available on the TfL website.

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Elections

It might be a way off yet, but transport commentator and general wise head Christian Wolmar has thrown his hat into the ring to be Labour's next candidate for Mayor of London. Here's Mr Wolmar on transport in central London:

The current situation in central London makes no sense. While the vast majority of people travel there by public transport or by walking or cycling, cars are allocated vast amounts of space and given priority. So Parliament Square is an ugly roundabout where Churchill’s statue is marooned, invisible to all but the most intrepid tourist. Oxford Street is a park for empty buses and bad-tempered taxi drivers while part of London’s most famous park is a dual carriageway for motorists speeding between two roundabouts barely a mile apart.

I'd recommend all readers visit Christian Wolmar's campaign site and read up on why he's standing. The campaign will be richer for the debate that he'll bring and London is lucky to have a candidate of his stature.