Newslinks | 13th June 2007

The NewsEditor

No change please - a thoughtful piece in the Guardian about bus routes and social evolution. Passenger feedback on bus safety

"Passengers are being asked to suggest ways to improve security measures to help reduce crime on London's buses.

"The public feedback is a part of the London Assembly's investigation to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour." [from BBC News Online]

TfL adjusts the clocks

"TRANSPORT for London (TfL) is adjusting its clocks after it was revealed Londoners could have been overcharged for off-peak tube journeys.

"Faulty clocks across the tube network could mean that off-peak travellers using Oyster pay-as-you-go have been charged peak rate fares." [from Ealing Times]

40 Tube ticket offices to shut

"Tube chiefs are to close dozens of ticket offices across London, sparking safety fears.

"Many more stations will see ticket office hours cut, in a move described as a "recipe for chaos and confusion".

"The order has been sanctioned by Mayor Ken Livingstone to force more passengers to use Oyster cards - which can be purchased outside stations - instead of cash." [from This Is London]

Olympic rail link up to speed

"By the time the Games open in just over five years' time, the Olympic Javelin service will shuttle 25,000 passengers an hour to Stratford International from the new Eurostar terminal at St Pancras.

"Yesterday the IOC became the most high-profile guinea pigs to make the journey since the seven miles of tunnelling was completed and tracks were laid last year." [from]