All the news that's fit to print (or run on a blog), below:
- Santander are the new sponsors of the cycle hire scheme, with the bikes going red from April.
- Christian Wolmar reviews ‘The English Railway Station’.
- The cable car scheme closed 20 times last year due to ‘too much wind’, joining ‘leaves on the line’ as a new favourite excuse to be late to work.
- The GetTaxi app, a rival to Uber which has been running for a number of years in London, is expanding across the UK.
- Londonist asks what the new 2015 Tube map will look like once inner London suburban services are added to the mix in May. Time for a new format?
- Are plans afoot to deliver 3G & 4G signal in the Tube tunnels themselves?
- London has started trials of driverless cars (and shuttle buses).
- All-night rail services are to be extended to the London Overground, Docklands Light Railway and most Tube lines, reports The Evening Standard.
- A court ruling has protected the right of black cabs to drive in bus lanes.
- The Night Tube will run as a loss-making service until 2033.
- “Can we turn London’s disused tunnels into cycle routes?” asks Gensler. Surely a clear-cut case of Betteridge's law of headlines…
- Do you need a medieval Tube map of London? Just in case you are planning that jaunt back in time…