Archive for the 'transport' Category

Court rejects challenge to cycle hire station – The Independent

“The High Court today rejected a bid to bring a legal challenge over London Mayor Boris Johnson’s flagship cycle hire scheme.”

Full story

The Independent, 12th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Tube strike on after court refuses injunction – The Independent

“A 48-hour strike by London Underground maintenance workers will go ahead tonight after the High Court refused to grant an injunction preventing the stoppage.”

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The Independent, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

High Court move by Tube Lines to stop workers’ strike – BBC News

“The firm responsible for repairs to the Tube network is to seek a High Court injunction to stop a strike by maintenance workers.”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mayor threatens Tube legal action over £4.4bn ruling – BBC News

“Mayor of London Boris Johnson is considering legal action after it was ruled Underground maintenance firm Tube Lines’ costs should be £4.46bn.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

OFT proposes referral of local bus services to Competition Commission – Office of Fair Trading

“The OFT has today published its market study into the supply of local bus services and proposes to refer the sector to the Competition Commission (CC) for more detailed investigation.”

Full press release

Office of Fair Trading, 20th August 2009

Source: www.oft.gov.uk

Local bus sector referred to Competition Commission – The Guardian

“The local bus sector is to be investigated over concerns that lack of competition is leading to higher fares for passengers, the Office of Fair Trading announced today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

EU privacy watchdog issues warning over transport monitoring – OUT-LAW.com

“New systems planned by the European Commission to ease traffic problems across Europe do not adequately protect the privacy of travellers, according to the regulator set up to monitor the privacy implications of Commission actions.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.,com, 24th July 2099

Surce: www.out-law.com

OFT launches competition inquiry on the buses – The Times

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) began an investigation into local bus services yesterday. The regulator said that the inquiry had been prompted by increasing concentration in the sector, which, after a number of takeovers, had left nearly two thirds of services controlled by only five large operators: Arriva, Go-Ahead, Stagecoach, FirstGroup and National Express.”

Full story 

The Times, 6th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police seek new rights for searching rail passengers – The Guardian

“Passengers who buy a London train or tube ticket would automatically be giving their consent to be searched, under proposals now under consideration.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Local Transport Act 2008

Local Transport Act 2008 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Solicitor pocketed £4,000 by claiming non-existent delays on Tube – Daily Telegraph

“A ‘senior’ solicitor, who pocketed thousands by claiming for non-existent delays on London Underground, narrowly escaped jail today.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Local Transport Act 2008

Local Transport Act 2008 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

No appeals for bus passengers – The Times

“Bus passengers will have weaker legal rights than rail passengers, despite a government pledge that they would be treated equally by a new public transport watchdog.”

Full story

The Times, 6th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Certificates of Professional Competence – response to consultation – Ministry of Justice

“A response to the consultation paper, Certificates of Professional Competence – Transport Tribunal Amendment Rules 2008.”

Full response

Ministry of Justice, 9th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Criminal record for not paying bus fare – Daily Telegraph

“A young mother has been fined and given a criminal record for not paying her 90p fare on a London bus.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 11th August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008

Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (pdf)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Transport for London Act 2008

Transport for London Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Lords warn Government on passenger data isolation – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government’s hard line on the collection and use of information on travellers could isolate it within Europe and leave it with less information than other states, a parliamentary committee has warned.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 16th June 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Boris bans alcohol on buses and tube – The Independent

” New London Mayor Boris Johnson today announced an alcohol ban on transport in the capital.”

Full story

The Independent, 7th May 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Commuter fined £69 for standing in first class – Daily Telegraph

“A train passenger was given a £69 on-the-spot fine for standing in a first class luggage area because there was no room in second class.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bus passengers in EU law “farce” – BBC News

“Passengers across the UK have been hit by EU rules on working hours meant to protect drivers, bus companies say.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MI5 seeks powers to trawl records in new terror hunt – The Guardian

“Millions of commuters could have their private movements around cities secretly monitored under new counter-terrorism powers being sought by the security services.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Magistrate carried out Tube scam – BBC News

“A magistrate who carried out a £5,000 Tube ticket scam has been given a suspended sentence.”

Full story

BBC News, 12th Februrary 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

TfL unveils legal panel – The Lawyer

“Transport for London (TfL) has awarded panel positions to a dozen law firms, with Eversheds retained to work specifically on the company’s mainstream work.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 29th August 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007

Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source:  www.opsi.gov.uk

Transport thugs may face heavier sentences – Reuters

“Thugs who commit crimes on public transport may face longer sentences than at present because of the fear they spread with their mindless aggression, Chancellor Gordon Brown said on Tuesday.”

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Reuters, 19th June 2007

Source: www.reuters.com


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