Newslinks | 19th June 2007

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Transport for London hosts third annual conference on parking and traffic enforcement "Industry leaders gathered in central London last week to discuss the hot topics around parking and traffic enforcement in the Capital.

"Representatives from Transport for London (TfL) and other parking authorities, London TravelWatch, London Councils, NCP Services, attended alongside London’s Chief Parking Adjudicator." [from TfL]

Unlicensed barge owners targeted

"Barge owners who moor up in London without paying a fee or having a valid licence are being targeted in a clampdown by British Waterways.

It is aiming to claim up to £500,000 from owners of 2,000 unlicensed boats around the capital's waterways." [from BBC News Online]

Rising Passenger Levels Deliver Bus Fare Cuts

"Ken Livingstone has announced that from 30 September the cost of a single bus fare, at any time of the day, will be reduced by ten per cent from £1 to 90p on Pay as You Go on the Oyster Card. The price of a weekly bus pass will be reduced from £14 to £13.

"According to Mr Livingstone the cuts are possible because of the record levels of tube passengers and increases in bus ridership and the strength of London's economy." [from MayorWatch]

UK Govt says Gatwick Express to be merged into Go-Ahead's Southern in June 2008

"The Gatwick Express rail service, currently operated by National Express Group, will be incorporated into Go-Ahead Group's Southern franchise on 22 June 2008, the Department for Transport has announced.

"The new agreement secures extra peak capacity into London and a new hourly direct service between Brighton and Southampton, which Southern will introduce in December 2007, the DfT added." [from]