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.
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@itvlondon this will make London better and it enhance life here. A 45 minute tube vs a 2-3 hour night bus that's going everywhere
@itvlondon As a regular visitor to London from Scotland, night tubes would be a huge help for attending gigs without having to drive in
@itvlondon it's about time. We are supposed to be a 24-hour city. So we need a service to go along with it.
@itvlondon Night buses can be overcrowded and waiting for them can be dangerous for women on their own. Night tubes are desperately needed!!
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.
Here's what London's 'Night Tube' map will look like. You can also take a more detailed look here.
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.
We were called at 8.28am to reports of smoke under a train at Manor House station but we found nothing and the case has been passed back to Transport for London.
My Piccadilly tube just got evacuated at Manor House as it started to fill with smoke. Station now evacuating.
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.
Scenes at Manor House. Full on evacuation of the station, tube and tunnel all filled with smoke http://t.co/cfjoTrIBOy
Just got caught up in a fire at Manor House tube station. Nice bit of smoke inhalation to wake me up today. http://t.co/oWFWivhQal