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A lengthy re-cap of the latest London transport news below. Airports

Even though the Davies review appears to now be defining the timetable around any decision on UK airport capacity, the Mayor continues to steam ahead, seeking funding for his pet project overseas and even suggesting a name for the estuary airport:

  • Boris to raise upto £80m from Arab states to build Thames Estuary airport - London Loves Business
  • Boris Johnson flies to the Gulf in search of investment cash - City AM
  • Name Thames Estuary airport after Baroness Thatcher - Kent Online
  • Airport: Disarming the SS Richard Montgomery in Thames Estuary could cost £30 million, expert reveals - Kent Online
  • Access All Areas (Foster + Partners CEO Mouhzan Majidi talks about the potential benefits of an estuary airport - Airport World
  • Flight paths for a cloudy future - The Economist

CrossRail (1&2)

  • The world beneath our feet: Crossrail gets into full swing as it powers through the earth - Evening Standard
  • Crossrail trains to be fully funded by the taxpayer - The Guardian
  • Mayor demands faster Crossrail 2 progress -
  • Boris Johnson rallies for £12billion Crossrail 2 across South West London - SWLondoner
  • In Pictures: Catching up with Crossrail - London Reconnections


  • Boris Johnson: Bakerloo line extension to Peckham's “time has come”. - Evening Standard
  • John Lanchester rides the London Underground - The Guardian
  • London's Tube map creator Harry Beck gets blue plaque - BBC News
  • Londoners call for Tube strikes to be outlawed in exclusive poll - Evening Standard


  • Boris Johnson: 'Cycle hire users won't be forced to wear helmets' - Bike Biz
  • Thefts on bikes triple in London - BBC News
  • Boris’s £1bn bike strategy is about more than cycling - City AM
  • Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme extended to south-west London - Bike Radar
  • Boris Johnson's cycling plan is great – but we'll still need to ride tough - The Guardian

Tickets, Contactless & Oyster

  • TfL Make Changes To Bus Transfer Tickets - London Reconnections
  • Zip Oyster cards hold £600,000 'unclaimed' - BBC News
  • Contactless payments reach one million on London buses - Finextra
  • Cash payments on London buses could be phased out by 2014 - London24
  • Part-time travelcards would ease Tube overcrowding, say Tories - Evening Standard