All posts by Charles Martin

‘Driverless cars: on a road to nowhere’

We are very pleased to announce that Christian Wolmar will be joining us once again at a special event on Friday 9th February 2018.

Driverless cars: on a road to nowhere’ is the title of Christian’s latest book, and Christian will be speaking about this from 6pm at The Gallery, 75 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EL. The venue is close to Farringdon station.

If you would like to attend the event, and join the discussion, it would be useful if you could let Chris Barker, Secretary of the London Group, know as places are limited. Full details, including how to contact Chris, are provided in the flyer below (which is also available as a pdf here).

Flyer for Christian Wolmar event 'Driverless cars: on a road to nowhere'

 

 

TfL and DfT partnership for a joined-up London rail network

A week after the publication of the Centre for London’s report Turning south London Orange: reforming rail to support growth, the secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced a new approach to the delivery of rail services in London and the south east.

In an announcement on 21 January 2016, the Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL) set out a commitment to improve capacity and service levels across the region’s rail network. Essentially, the DfT and TfL will work together to create a more joined-up London rail network with more frequent services and increased capacity.

The proposals are set out in a prospectus to accompany a consultation (open until 18 March 2016). Details are provided at: A new approach to rail passenger services in London and the south east.

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Reforming suburban rail

On the 14 January 2016, the Centre for London published a new report “Turning south London Orange: reforming suburban rail to support London’s next wave of growth”.

The press release read: “South London’s transport network is over-crowed and congested. By 2025, the population is set to grow by 270,000 and the pressure on rail services will intensify. The solution? Upgrade south London’s rail network into the Overground, by devolving rail services to Transport for London”.

Details can be found at the Centre for London’s website in Turning south London Orange: Reforming Suburban Rail to support London’s next wave of growth, where you can also download the the report.

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An update on the 2050 London Infrastructure Plan

The Mayor launched a three-month consultation on his 2050 London Infrastructure Plan on 30th July. The Plan is the first attempt to set out the full range of infrastructure requirements for the capital over the next half century, during which time the population of London is forecast to increase by thirty seven per cent to more than 11 million people.

Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport, will present an update on the plan’s progress to the London Group of the Campaign for Better Transport at City Hall on Wednesday, 22nd October at 4pm.

If you would like to attend, please let us know in advance. Full details of how to do this are provided on the attached poster.

IsabelDedring_PublicityPoster_October2014