Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Wed, 25/05/2011 - 23:08.
First it was the wobbly bridge, now it’s the wobbling Javelin. Trains from St Pancras to Stratford are back to their customary crawl after Southeastern Trains had to withdraw its fleet of probably iconic 140mph Javelin trains because passengers complained of carriages wobbling. Southeastern acknowledged there had been a ‘sideways movement’.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 02:27.
The 'normal' IOC which says it 'needs efficient transport' has come under attack from Tory GLA member and Transport spokesman Richard Tracey. He told the insidethegames blog: "The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is concerned that traffic is the biggest problem facing London 2012, but this is because they expect thousands of their officials and camp followers to be whisked around in limousines."
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Fri, 27/08/2010 - 04:07.
A union, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association has lifted the lid on volunteering for the 2012 Olympics. It is objecting because South-West Trains is preventing its staff volunteering by not accepting requests for leave over the next 18 months, leave which could be used to volunteer at the 2012 Olympics. By the time the company accepts leave applications the window for applying to be a volunteer will have closed.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Wed, 04/08/2010 - 03:02.
A novel take on the 2012 Games. Apparently businesses are anticipating losses from the London Olympics. A range of legal, financial, media and public sector organisations are unhappy at the lack of attention being paid to the possible disruption and loss of revenue the Games may bring.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Thu, 22/07/2010 - 04:45.
Plans to upgrade Stratford regional station for the 2012 London Olympics have been approved.
The work forms part of a package of three planning applications, the first to go before the Olympic Delivery Authority Planning Committee since it was handed powers in September this year.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Fri, 24/11/2006 - 18:27.
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.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Sun, 29/10/2006 - 05:48.