London cab firm drivers told to defy bus lane law – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2012 in news, road traffic, taxis, transport by sally

“London’s biggest taxi company and Transport for London (TfL) are on collision course after the company’s chairman instructed his 4,000 drivers to defy the law and use bus lanes.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Alstom Transport v Eurostar International Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted January 25th, 2012 in contracts, EC law, law reports, public procurement, state aids, transport by sally

Alstom Transport v Eurostar International Ltd [2012] EWHC 28 (Ch); [2012] WLR (D) 4

“Regulation 3(2) of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (‘UCR’) should be construed as if it said that network ‘includes a system operated in accordance’ instead of ‘means a system operated in accordance’. The term ‘contracting authority’ in regulation 2(1) of the UCR and regulation 3(1) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (‘the PCR’) was restricted to domestic bodies only. The fact that an undertaking was able to continue trading only as a result of very substantial state aid did not preclude it from being of an industrial or commercial character within the terms of article 2(1) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/17/EC.”

WLR Daily, 20th January 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Legal bid to halt Tube strike – The Independent

Posted December 19th, 2011 in industrial action, news, transport by tracey

“London Underground today launched legal action in a bid to halt a planned strike on Boxing Day by Tube drivers in a row over pay.”

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The Independent, 19th December 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Olympics may disrupt criminal justice system, officials warn – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2011 in courts, news, police, sport, transport by sally

“Courts may be forced to close for weeks and cases could be severely delayed during the Olympics next summer because of transport disruption and the need to free police for security duties.”

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The Guardian, 15th December 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Southern’s Gatwick Express claim ‘misleading’ – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2011 in advertising, news, ombudsmen, transport by tracey

“A train company has been ordered to remove a ‘misleading’ claim about its services between Gatwick and London from its website.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court rejects challenge to cycle hire station – The Independent

Posted July 12th, 2010 in bicycles, judicial review, London, news, planning, transport by sally

“The High Court today rejected a bid to bring a legal challenge over London Mayor Boris Johnson’s flagship cycle hire scheme.”

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The Independent, 12th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Tube strike on after court refuses injunction – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2010 in industrial action, injunctions, news, railways, transport by sally

“A 48-hour strike by London Underground maintenance workers will go ahead tonight after the High Court refused to grant an injunction preventing the stoppage.”

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The Independent, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

High Court move by Tube Lines to stop workers’ strike – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2010 in industrial action, news, railways, transport by sally

“The firm responsible for repairs to the Tube network is to seek a High Court injunction to stop a strike by maintenance workers.”

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BBC News, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mayor threatens Tube legal action over £4.4bn ruling – BBC News

“Mayor of London Boris Johnson is considering legal action after it was ruled Underground maintenance firm Tube Lines’ costs should be £4.46bn.”

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BBC News, 10th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

OFT proposes referral of local bus services to Competition Commission – Office of Fair Trading

Posted August 20th, 2009 in competition, press releases, transport by sally

“The OFT has today published its market study into the supply of local bus services and proposes to refer the sector to the Competition Commission (CC) for more detailed investigation.”

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Office of Fair Trading, 20th August 2009

Source: www.oft.gov.uk

Local bus sector referred to Competition Commission – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2009 in competition, news, transport by sally

“The local bus sector is to be investigated over concerns that lack of competition is leading to higher fares for passengers, the Office of Fair Trading announced today.”

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The Guardian, 20th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

EU privacy watchdog issues warning over transport monitoring – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 24th, 2009 in EC law, news, privacy, transport by sally

“New systems planned by the European Commission to ease traffic problems across Europe do not adequately protect the privacy of travellers, according to the regulator set up to monitor the privacy implications of Commission actions.”

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OUT-LAW.,com, 24th July 2099

Surce: www.out-law.com

OFT launches competition inquiry on the buses – The Times

Posted March 6th, 2009 in competition, news, transport by sally

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) began an investigation into local bus services yesterday. The regulator said that the inquiry had been prompted by increasing concentration in the sector, which, after a number of takeovers, had left nearly two thirds of services controlled by only five large operators: Arriva, Go-Ahead, Stagecoach, FirstGroup and National Express.”

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The Times, 6th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police seek new rights for searching rail passengers – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2009 in news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search, transport by sally

“Passengers who buy a London train or tube ticket would automatically be giving their consent to be searched, under proposals now under consideration.”

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The Guardian, 13th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Local Transport Act 2008

Posted December 18th, 2008 in legislation, transport by sally

Local Transport Act 2008 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Solicitor pocketed £4,000 by claiming non-existent delays on Tube – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2008 in fraud, news, transport by sally

“A ‘senior’ solicitor, who pocketed thousands by claiming for non-existent delays on London Underground, narrowly escaped jail today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Local Transport Act 2008

Posted November 27th, 2008 in legislation, transport by sally

Local Transport Act 2008 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

No appeals for bus passengers – The Times

Posted October 6th, 2008 in complaints, news, transport by sally

“Bus passengers will have weaker legal rights than rail passengers, despite a government pledge that they would be treated equally by a new public transport watchdog.”

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The Times, 6th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Certificates of Professional Competence – response to consultation – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 10th, 2008 in consultations, transport, Transport Tribunal by sally

“A response to the consultation paper, Certificates of Professional Competence – Transport Tribunal Amendment Rules 2008.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Criminal record for not paying bus fare – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 11th, 2008 in criminal records, fines, news, transport by sally

“A young mother has been fined and given a criminal record for not paying her 90p fare on a London bus.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk