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Labour call for transport ticket price freeze

Commuters at a ticket gate Credit: PA

The Labour London Assembly member, Val Shawcross, is calling on Boris Johnson to scrap a 2.5 per cent increase to Transport for London fares.

Ms Shawcross is instead suggesting that the Mayor uses money from unallocated TfL income to reverse the need for an increase.

A study commissioned by the Labour member found that seventy six per cent of Londoners now believe fares are too high.

Tube passengers to face year long disruptions due to Tottenham Court Road station upgrade

Commuters are facing journey disruptions for almost a year when Central Line trains cease stopping at one of London's busiest stations. From Saturday, Central Line trains will not stop at Tottenham Court Road until December.

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The work is intended to ensure the station in able to deal with the demands of more passengers when Crossrail arrives in 2018. Refurbishments will improve access to platforms, install eight new escalators & five new lifts and improve lighting and CCTV. Transport for London have said the station will be fully accessible by 2016 and the ticket hall will be five times larger than its current size.

Crossrail will see 50,000 extra commuters use the station each day, according to TfL. Credit: PA

The refurbishment is part of London Underground's £10bn programme of modernisation. TfL has advised passengers to change at Oxford Circus or Holborn for alternative routes. Northern Line trains will continue to stop at Tottenham Court Road.

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Lamborghini 'abandoned' on Tower Bridge

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A Lamborghini Countach has been abandoned on Tower Bridge.

The Italian super-car blocked traffic this morning after it was left at the side of the road.

A picture of the car, worth at least £250,000, was shared on Twitter by Transport for London.

It is not known who the car belongs to but it appeared to have a UK registration plate.

New trains to 'recreate the ambiance of the living room'

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The new tube trains will have air-conditioning and walk-through carriages for the first time on the “deep-level” lines, as well as wider doors and step-free access. London Underground claim the interiors will 'recreate the ambiance of the living room, with new levels of comfort for seats and vestibules, pools of lights and electronic notice boards.'

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