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More flights over southeast London?

Is southeast London seeing more aircraft passing over? Green Party London Assembly member and Lewisham Councillor Darren Johnson certainly thinks so, and he’s said so on Twitter. Has anyone else noticed this? And is there any empirical evidence that it is happening? Pressure group HACAN is confirming the increase in aircraft noise, says Johnson.

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Runaway bus smashes Lambeth Palace wall

Historical building came face-to-face with reckless bus earlier today. London SE1 has the full story: Lambeth Palace Road was closed to traffic in both directions whilst fire crews and police dealt with the crash. The bus is a single-deck Mercedes Citaro on route 507 between Waterloo and Victoria. It is operated by Go-Ahead London. via [...]

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Last week’s round up

We were away for most of last week and we’re just catching up. Here’s what we missed last week: Blackfriars station is closing for two months from 20 November (though trains will still run through it) as part of the Thameslink upgrade works. And there’s also asuggestion from LibDem Simon Hughes that the station should [...]

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Plans for improving Peckham and Nunhead streets

Peckham Rye Labour councillor Gavin Edwards points us at the documents for the upcoming local transport meeting taking place on Thursday 2nd September. Of particular interest is the report, by Living Streets, into Peckham and Nunhead’s streets, which focusses on how they can be improved, particularly for pedestrians. Anyone who goes into Peckham regularly knows [...]

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South Circular falls into a sewer

The A205 into Forest Hill from Dulwich – never the quietest stretch of road at the best of times – is going to be really messy for the next two weeks, because a big part of it has fallen into a sewer. A section of the London South Circular is to remain shut for two [...]

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SE1 on Lambeth’s Waterloo cycling strategy

We’re still catching up with new stuff following our break, so we haven’t had time to go through Lambeth’s draft cycling strategy in much detail. Luckily though those nice people at SE1 have done it for us. Draft Lambeth cycling strategy calls for enforcement of South Bank bike ban [3 August 2010]: The draft cycle [...]

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Thameslink signal upgrade on the way

A signal upgrade to Thameslink is on its way, signalling a major upgrade in the capacity of the line. London Reconnections: Thameslink Signalling Awarded: Network Rail has announced the award of the, £32 million, Thameslink core area resignalling contract to Invensys Rail. The project is designed to provide a significant increase in route capacity, allowing [...]

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Traffic chaos expected in Streatham

Traffic is never exactly free-flowing through Streatham, but this week it’s going to get a lot, lot worse. Ambleside Avenue, part of the gyratory system at the bottom of the hill, is being closed for roadworks. Traffic jams expected as Ambleside Avenue closes for 15 weeks (From Streatham Guardian): “Due to this work, Ambleside Avenue [...]

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853 on six months of Oyster

853 has a nice, thoughtful post on the first six months of Oystercard prepay on the overland train system, and how it’s made his life easier (and, in some cases, made it oddly confusing too): So Oyster… it’s a success and definitely A Good Thing. But it shows up a lot of the internal politics [...]

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Roadworks coming on Lewisham Way

Brockley Central has news of major roadworks on Lewisham Way in the second half of this year: From July 21st until at least December 13th, road works will take place between Tressillian Road and Malpas Road on Lewisham Way. Work will happen between the morning and afternoon rush hours, but expect disruption for both cars [...]

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