Lords warn Government on passenger data isolation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 17th, 2008 in data protection, news, transport by sally

“The Government’s hard line on the collection and use of information on travellers could isolate it within Europe and leave it with less information than other states, a parliamentary committee has warned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th June 2008

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Boris bans alcohol on buses and tube – The Independent

Posted May 7th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, London, news, transport by sally

” New London Mayor Boris Johnson today announced an alcohol ban on transport in the capital.”

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The Independent, 7th May 2008

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Commuter fined £69 for standing in first class – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2008 in fines, news, transport by sally

“A train passenger was given a £69 on-the-spot fine for standing in a first class luggage area because there was no room in second class.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2008

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Bus passengers in EU law “farce” – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2008 in EC law, news, transport, working time by sally

“Passengers across the UK have been hit by EU rules on working hours meant to protect drivers, bus companies say.”

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BBC News, 25th March 2008

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MI5 seeks powers to trawl records in new terror hunt – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2008 in data protection, news, special report, terrorism, transport by sally

“Millions of commuters could have their private movements around cities secretly monitored under new counter-terrorism powers being sought by the security services.”

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The Guardian, 16th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Magistrate carried out Tube scam – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2008 in magistrates, news, theft, transport by sally

“A magistrate who carried out a £5,000 Tube ticket scam has been given a suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 12th Februrary 2008

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TfL unveils legal panel – The Lawyer

Posted August 29th, 2007 in law firms, news, transport by sally

“Transport for London (TfL) has awarded panel positions to a dozen law firms, with Eversheds retained to work specifically on the company’s mainstream work.”

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The Lawyer, 29th August 2007

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Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007

Posted July 25th, 2007 in legislation, transport by sally

Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source:  www.opsi.gov.uk

Transport thugs may face heavier sentences – Reuters

Posted June 20th, 2007 in news, sentencing, transport, violence by sally

“Thugs who commit crimes on public transport may face longer sentences than at present because of the fear they spread with their mindless aggression, Chancellor Gordon Brown said on Tuesday.”

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Reuters, 19th June 2007

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