OUTINGS: Kew Gardens

sIf you are thinking about a great outing, whether your on school holidays, a visitor or even bored. One great place that you can go is Kew Gardens in Surrey, located near Richmond. Kew Gardens manages a vast array of botanicals, in various gardens, in Kew, Southwest London. FUN FACT: The organisation has an average of …

NOSTALGIA: Bus Route 60

This is a quick history for the King of Ol' Coulsdon, the Route 60. This route started in 1982, originally operating between Brixton and South Croydon Garage. This route remained intact until 1990 when it was extended to Clapham Common. This bus was then withdrawn between Clapham Common and Streatham, and was further extended between South …

SPOTLIGHT: BYD/Enviro200 MMC

BYD, the world’s largest maker of pure electric buses started production of 51 emission-free, pure electric buses on routes . These will be used on routes 507 and 521, which operate between Waterloo, London Bridge and Victoria. These important buses will be built on BYD chassis and powered by an all-electric drivetrain. Each bus will …

The Knowledge

  Taxi cabs, or Hackney Carriages as they are formally known, have a vigorous test that drivers have to undertake in order to drive them. The Knowledge. Taxicabs are regulated throughout the UK, but to be a driver in the capital requires immense driver knowledge. In 2015, there were around 298,000 licensed drivers in the UK, 164,000 …

INSIGHT: London Overground

Here is some interesting facts about London's orange line, the Overground. The Overground is operated by a private company, Arriva Rail London. Although a TfL service, the Overground is part of the National Rail network, unlike the Underground. There are 6 current types of Overground trains that are in use today. London Overground will run 24-hour trains …

NEWS: Mercedes-Benz announces £195m fix for 3 million diesels

Mercedes has announced a £195 million plan to update three million diesel vehicles with new software to improve emissions, following alarms at parent brand Daimler. Mercedes-Benz is also facing an investigation by the US Justice Department and the EPA in the US. Mercedes has not said the if update offer is related to the claims. Hundreds …

First Post!

Hello, My name is James and welcome to the blog of today (in a modern, in-the-loop sense.  For the foreseeable future I will update you in regards the vast expanse that we call London Transportation. Please be patient; I have got a lot of ideas but no blogging experience as of yet. I am very …