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LU Airports
  • The Budget announced many things, not least a drop in the rates of Air Passenger Duty airport departure tax. Given that the Chancellor called the old system 'crazy and unjust' it's perhaps not a surprise that this change was made, but it is welcome nonetheless.
  • A Minister for HS2? That's what the HS2 Growth Taskforce are calling for - someone to help create and co-ordinate local plans around the HS2 roll-out.
  • And while the new Minister's at it, perhaps they could look at the Mayor's call for an HS2-long cycle route to be introduced.
  • Ministers and the Mayor have announced that CrossRail is to be extended to Reading and Twyford.
  • Another week, another new version of the Tube Map - this time based around high fashion. Enjoy.
  • Yet another map, albeit an (almost) real one this time - what the Tube map will look like by the end of this year when an additional 25 Overground stations are added to it.

And finally...

Tiring of someone else's Underground maps? Need some light relief? This upcoming game may be right up your street...

Mini Metro is an upcoming minimalistic subway layout game. Your small city starts with only three unconnected stations. Your task is to draw routes between the stations to connect them with subway lines. Everything but the line layout is handled automatically; trains run along the lines as quickly as they can, and the commuters decide which trains to board and where to make transfers.

However the city is constantly growing, along with the transport needs of its population. How long can you keep the subway system running before it grinds to a halt?

Sounds (worryingly) familiar?