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Boris Johnson declines challenge to spend a day in a wheelchair

The Mayor's office has confirmed to ITV London that Boris Johnson has declined a challenge by paralympian Hannah Cockcroft to spend a day in a wheelchair using the tube network to get around.

The Mayor thanks Hannah for her passionate efforts to highlight the challenges wheelchair users face using public transport and will ask TfL to work with her to gain further understanding of the issues she raises.

He is very aware of the difficulties that are posed by our 150 year-old Tube network and that the picture for disabled people travelling in the capital is far from perfect.

London has one of the most accessible transport networks in the world, but delivering continued improvements is a key priority for the Mayor.

– Mayor of London


Your views: London's Night Tubes - long overdue?

Transport for London has named September 12th next year as the start date for 24 hour services at weekends. Long overdue? Will it make your weekends easier? Tweet us @itvlondon or go to our Facebook page.

Sue Holland That's handy, I live next to Manor House tube and I already have trains rumbling under my home late into the night! Can never have an early night.

Brian Smailes Why not do it now?


Smoke at Manor House Tube caused by defective motor

Manor House station was closed today at 0830 this morning due to reports of smoke on the westbound platform.

LU staff worked quickly to identify the cause of the issue and found that the smoke was caused by a defective motor on the train which was then taken out of service.

The London Fire Brigade, who were called as a precaution, gave the all clear at 0940. Customers and staff were not at any risk but we would like to apologise to customers for the disruption caused to their journeys this morning.

– Transport for London

Piccadilly Line passengers report 'carriage filled with smoke'

Rush hour panic as Tube reportedly fills with smoke

A rush hour Tube train reportedly filled with smoke this morning sparking panic among passengers on part of the Piccadilly Line. Manor House was evacuated at around 8:30am after the London Fire Brigade was called to reports of smoke beneath a carriage.

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