Newslinks | CrossRail savings, black cabs, hub and spoke, bike rental, rail franchises.

  • The Tories will review CrossRail for efficiency savings should they take power at the next General Election, reports the Evening Standard.
  • Black cabs are feeling the pinch as minicab firms encroach into their business during the downturn [AFP].
  • The Outer London Commission has backed a 'hub and spoke' approach to public transport over an orbital link around London [Transport Briefing].
  • The Observer looks to Paris' experience of the Velib bike rental scheme for pointers as to what the future holds for London.
  • The House of Commons Transport Select Committee has issued a damning report on the state of Britain's franchised rail networks [The Independent].