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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.


Cross Rail users of Woolwich

THE decision not to build a Crossrail station at Woolwich will hinder the regeneration of the whole of the region, say borough leaders.

Greenwich council leader, Chris Roberts and Greenwich MP Nick Raynsford both slammed Cross London Rail Links' negative response to the Crossrail Select Committee's recommendation to build a station at Woolwich in a statement released on October 11. Mr Roberts said: "We are shocked and disappointed at this announcement which will come as a tremendous blow to the people of Woolwich and south east London.

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Waste in bargeloads

London's Olympics and CrossRail development projects could offer a unique opportunity to develop the city's canal network sufficient to transport millions of tonnes of waste each year.


Not waving but drowning

On the face of it, this should be a golden era for Britain's public swimming pools. The government is constantly urging us to do more exercise. And ministers have pledged to improve sporting facilities in the run up to the London Olympics in 2012. But despite that, hundreds of local pools are increasingly shabby and some are threatened with closure.

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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.


Legacy Trust gets 'Culture' contract

Northern development agency Yorkshire Forward is linking up with the City of London to ensure the 2012 Olympics brings benefits throughout the UK. The consortium, which also includes Business in the Community, has been chosen to run a new £40m trust.


Ramadan Clash

Muslim groups from across the world are criticising the organisers of the 2012 Olympics in London after it was revealed that the games will take place over Ramadan. The most holy month in the Muslim calander, which will take place from the 21 July to 20 August in 2012, involves fasting during daylight hours and will affect an estimated 3,000 athletes.


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