Newslinks | 4th July 2007

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Metronet deserves no compensation for Tube overruns, says TfL "Transport for London has hit back in the 2 bln stg dispute with Metronet by arguing that the maintenance company deserved no financial compensation for huge cost overruns, according to The Guardian.

"The report said that in a submission to the civil servant refereeing the row, the publicly owned body that runs the London underground network said Metronet should not receive any more public money." [from]

Clapham Junction could be on Tube by 2012

"Clapham Junction could be on the Tube map in time for the 2012 Olympics, Martin Linton MP claimed, as he stepped up his campaign to bring the underground to Battersea.

"The Battersea MP took part in a debate in Westminster Hall to put pressure on transport and treasury ministers to fund the extension of the East London line to Clapham Junction." [from Wimbledon Guardian]

Bus journey times improved in Kensington

"While average bus journey times throughout London continue to rise, simple measures adopted by Kensington and Chelsea Council has seen this trend reversed across the Royal Borough.

"The Council introduced simple changes, such as changing traffic light signal times and moving bus stops that meant variability in journey times fell by five per cent in the borough, whereas it rose by nine per cent in other boroughs, giving a net improvement of 13 per cent." [from]

Nick Boles Pulls Out of Mayor Race

Nick Boles, frontrunner in a number of polls for the Conservative nomination for Mayor has pulled out of the race for health reasons. We at LondonUnlocked wish him a speedy recovery.