Uber has informed customers that it will continue to be a legal requirement to wear a face covering on its services, despite restrictions around mask-wearing in England ending today.
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed that masks will remain mandatory on all TfL services beyond 19 July, when it will not be a legal requirement to wear a face covering in England.
Debate has been sparked within the transport industry among politicians, local authorities, and unions alike, as face coverings look set to be ditched as a legal requirement in England.
TfL has updated its Tfl Go app to include more accurate crowdedness information for its stations, as Londoners return to the city’s transport network with restrictions easing.
Londoners will be able to enjoy mobile coverage on the city’s Tube network by the end of 2024, but some of the city’s stations will see work begin very soon.
How do we ensure the long-term growth and investment of public transport with a continually stifled approach to finances, especially in recovery from a pandemic? Adam Tyndall, Programme Director for Connectivity at London First, takes up the issue in the case of Transport for London.
TfL says it will introduce further education to both transport staff and schoolchildren on how to deal with hate crime, and has launched a poster campaign on the UK capital’s transport network to highlight the issue.
With the public remaining sceptical on the rollout of e-scooters across the UK, TIER Vice President Fred Jones explains the steps his company is taking to make its vehicles safe for all road users, and with that win over some hearts and minds during London’s e-scooter trial.
TfL’s scooter trial begins today, with Londoners able to rent Lime, Dott, and TIER vehicles in select areas of the capital.
TIER has revealed a new pricing structure to encourage safer riding, with users given a free minute at the start of each trip so they can put on their helmet and carry out other safety checks.
The DfT has agreed a new funding package for TfL, yet it has laid out strict conditions that London’s transport operator will need to fulfil in return for the much-needed cash injection.
The UK government has announced the formation of a new public body, Great British Railways, which will bring the UK’s railways under single, accountable national leadership.