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2012 Transport

Stratford travelator plan not included

Construction of a travelator linking Stratford Regional and Stratford International station in east London will not be completed in time for the 2012 Olympics.

Although there is a requirement to provide a mechanised link between the two stations, it now appears that the extension of the Docklands Light Railway, approved by government two weeks ago, will fulfil this criterion. A spokesman for Newham council said a travelator would complement the link, but admitted it would not be included in London & Continental Railway's planning application to the council for the proposed Stratford City development.


£5000 VIP road lane fines

IT has been confirmed that Olympic VIPs will be provided with designated lanes on some of the capital's busiest roads.

Lanes on major routes could be closed 24 hours a day during the Games to transport VIPs and emergency vehicles to and from the venues in east London.


Sustrans Goal 2012

GOAL 2012 is Sustrans’ vision of a sustainable transport infrastructure for the London Olympic Games, and now British Cycling has pledged its support for the idea. Greenways for the Olympics and London, or GOAL 2012, is Sustrans' vision of how the Olympics and London can capitalise on the opportunity presented by 2012 to create a sustainable transport infrastructure that would benefit both visitors to the Games and Londoners.

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Dalston to Croydon rail contract to Balfour Beatty

A consortium comprising engineering companies Balfour Beatty and Carillion was today awarded a £363m contract to build a key new rail line. The contract, awarded by Transport for London (TfL), is for the extension of the East London Line south to Crystal Palace and West Croydon and north to Dalston Junction.


Thameslink rail project approved

The delayed Thameslink 2000 rail upgrade project has taken a major step forward with the government today agreeing to grant planning permission and legal powers to Network Rail to rebuild and expand the route.


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