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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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Roads and public rights of way within the Olympic Park

2012 Games Site Preparation

Important information - Roads and public rights of way within the Olympic Park

A year on from London winning the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games for London, work has begun to prepare the Olympic Park. This tells you about some of the work taking place in your area over the next 12 months and what this might mean for you. We will keep you informed of progress through leaflets, through local newspapers and on signs around the area.


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Interim Cycling Provision at Royal Docks

British Cycling and the London Development Agency (LDA) have reached an 'in principle' agreement that British Cycling will operate an interim cycling facility at the Royal Docks during 2007, with the support of the LDA. The aim is to help bridge the gap between the closure of Eastway Cycle Circuit (which took place in November this year) and the opening of the replacement Hog Hill Cycle Circuit in Autumn 2007.


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Off yer bike

AFTER more than 30 years as home to London's cycle-racing scene, the Eastway Cycle Circuit in London's Lee Valley was closed in November to make way for the 2012 Olympics.

When the Olympic and Legacy planning permissions were granted in 2004, one of the conditions for the main Olympic Park site in Lee Valley was that the Olympic strategy should "ensure the continuity of suitable circuit facilities throughout the Olympic Construction"


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Stratford Station expansion plan approved

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.


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Transport upgrades

Campaigning lobby Rail Future have welcomed the 2005 Transport Select Committee's recognition that proposals must "fit into an integrated, long term transport plan" and leave a "legacy appropriate to the (ongoing) needs of [e]ast London". However, they query the extent to which the Government has agreed to fund basic improvements to the rail network in London.


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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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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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City Airport sale

LONDON City Airport is to be sold to a US consortium including insurance company AIG for an undisclosed amount. Although the sale sum has not been announced, reports suggested it could be £750 million.

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Olympic Airways Fines

The Commission has today adopted a decision requesting the European Court of Justice to impose a lump sum penalty and a periodic penalty on Greece for its failure to implement its 2002 decision in relation to the recovery of a State aid estimated at least €160 million granted by Greece to Olympic Airways between 1998 and 2002.


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