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2012 Transport

London 2012 - first helicopter in space?

Dave Ward, Network Rail's Olympic delivery director, told the Greater London Assembly's transport committee that a helicopter was sent 380,000 miles out of Southend Airport during the Games to inspect infrastructure.


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Miracle on the Underground

We've had the Olympics saving the economy, putting people back to work, being saved by the sponsors. Now it's the turn of Transport for London to describe the miracle on the Underground!


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Cyclists killed on local roads

 Vigil for Dan Harris 10 Aug 2012. Lea Interchange. Photo David Arditti Vigil for Dan Harris 10 Aug 2012. Lea Interchange. Photo David Arditti


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Olympic lane causes morning traffic jam

 A12 morning traffic jam A12 morning traffic jam


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Tourist numbers in London down 30%

David Cameron is giving upbeat press conferences about how well the Tube system is working despite the influx of 100,000 Olympic visitors. Transport for London say passenger numbers on the Tube on Monday were up 4%.


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Open Our Towpath Demonstration

.: Next to the guarded barrier by the Eastway bridge over the Lee Navigation in HackneyNext to the guarded barrier by the Eastway bridge over the Lee Navigation in Hackney


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Little to celebrate

BRITISH Waterways has ceased to exist in England and Wales and in its place Canal & River Trust (CART) has at last been created to care for the waterways.


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The Olympic Fringe: A postgraduate study

I have just stumbled across this document published by the LSE Cities Programme

In "2009-10 the focus was on the areas surrounding East London's massive Olympic Park development: Hackney Wick, Fish Island, Sugarhouse Lane, Carpenter's Estate, Stratford Town Centre and Leyton. How will they benefit from the regeneration projects promised for this largely deprived part of London? Students suggested some interventions, emphasising the role small, local projects could play in the growth and change of the Olympic fringe sites.


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