People planning to celebrate in central London have been warned that the city and public transport services will be extremely busy on the night.
Many London bridges will start to close from 2pm on December 31 as preparations get under way for the New Year’s Eve fireworks display on the Southbank.
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The radical 1950 GM Futurliner is a whole-lot-of bus. It’s quite fitting that it also commands an equally ginormous price tag. This pristine example drew a substantial amount of fanfare when it went up for auction at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event on Saturday, and even more when the gavel fell for $4 million.
The story behind the futuristic hauler is no less exciting. In 1936, General Motors created the Parade of Progress – a campaign to exhibit GM’s vision of the future to the American public in the form of a traveling exhibition. By 1939 at the New York World’s Fair, GM raised its own bar with the introduction of the Futurliner bus, which would become the new packhorse of the traveling show. Imagine seeing one of these cruise through your rural town in the 1940s.
London’s congestion charge is set to rise by at least 15% as the transport authority looks to raise revenues and maintain tariff’s deterrent effect on motorists.
The proposed changes would see the standard daily charge rise from £10 to £11.50, or from £9 to £10.50 for drivers who pay automatically. The increase is the first since 2011.
Transport for London said the changes would bring the congestion charge back in line with increased costs of other forms of transport in the capital over the last three years.
Planning for a football match tomorrow? Just keep your ears on the ground regarding the train operations tomorrow as it is hinted the security staff could strike.
Action could affect the stations close to football matches at Crystal Palace, West Ham and Spurs! Check out full story here
Some tram tracks are drivable, but this one is clearly not one you can drive on? This I can only describe as one of those miraculous escapes! Read on to find out more…
The new prototype London Routemaster bus ran out of fuel on a motorway, just days after being formally unveiled.
The New Bus for London had to pull over on Monday after warning lights came on.
The bus, which runs on a hybrid diesel-electric motor, was not refuelled before being driven from London to Millbrook Testing Ground, Bedfordshire.
Transport for London (TfL) said the bus recharged its battery using energy from its brakes, but on long journeys had to run on diesel.
The prototype bus was unveiled by London Mayor Boris Johnson on Friday and is undergoing testing in the capital.
It had been displayed in London over the weekend after the Trafalgar Square unveiling. More
First Weymouth bus drivers claim they are the worst paid drivers in the region and have rejected a two-year pay deal.
Threats of strike action come after First Bus Group was announced as an official Games transport provider.
Final talks about pay will be held between unions and management on December 14.
The company said it is confident there will be no strike action and that talks would continue with the unions.
But one Weymouth driver, who didn’t wish to be named, said: “We are looking at industrial action and we’re thinking about striking during the Olympics if we don’t achieve this pay deal.
“There are about 100 drivers who are prepared to walk out.
A double decker bus has been destroyed after it caught fire on London’s North Circular road.
London Fire Brigade said it was called to reports of a bus alight on the A406 at the Woodford New Road junction, South Woodford, at 06:58 GMT.
Three fire engines attended the blaze, and the fire was brought under control almost an hour-and-a-half later.
SOUTH DAYTON – Many parents entrust bus drivers with ensuring thir children reach school and return home safely.
Pine Valley Elementary School recognized bus drivers’ hard work and honored them at a school assembly.
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