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Not quite the Olympics, but a cable car

Over the weekend plans were announced in the media for a cable car crossing the Thames between the 2012 venues The Dome and Excel Centre, perhaps in time for 2012. But it seems this isn't an entirely new brainwave from Bojo and his chums.


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Inclusive Censorship: Art on the Underground TriFLes with our lives

There’s nothing new in patrons of the Arts censoring the work of artists they employ. Transport for London is no exception. During the summer TfL commissioned two community arts projects through its cultural arm, Art on the Underground. In keeping with current platitudes Tamsin Dillon, Head of AotU, pronounced ‘From the beginning, Art on the Underground was certain that the artwork produced for this station should involve the individuals and groups who live in, work in and visit Stratford. Central to the lives of so many people in the area, the station should embody something about the community that use it.’ The projects would have ‘the Olympic agendas of inclusion and celebration at their heart.’


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London Underground refurbishment company Metronet bankrupt

London's £30 billion subway upgrade program, aimed at easing overcrowding and vital to the success of the 2012 Olympics, is at risk after its leading contractor applied for protection from creditors.


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2012 Games Site Preparation

Road closures

Road, cycle and pedestrian routes across the Olympic Park

Preparation works are now underway on the Olympic Park site As part of these works it is essential to close some road, pedestrian and cycle routes on 2 July Details of routes that will be affected are:


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TfL cause chaos for home-going sports fans

The new stadium has a 60,000-seat capacity. Arsenal fans are demanding an end to what they say is match-day transport chaos at the club's new stadium. Supporters complain it can take up to an hour to get away after matches at the 60,000-seat Emirates Stadium. They said a decision not to invest in upgrading Holloway Road and Drayton Park stations had been a mistake.


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