Month: February 2016

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TfL Journey Planner Updates – Feb 26

Welcome to the latest installment from our Journey Planner team, with the latest summary of our data updates. These include all forthcoming bus service and stop changes for timetables which are available on Journey Planner, as well as in the Journey Planner API.

As ever, if there are any points of interest you’d like to see added to Journey Planner, just let us know. You’ll find the email address at the bottom of this post.

London Underground

Most engineering works timetables for trains and replacement buses are now in place for the next three weekends.

Please click the link below and select Planned Works Calendar for a full list of forthcoming engineering works https://tfl.gov.uk/forms/12392.aspx

Docklands Light Railway / River / Tramway

DLR:

No works

River:

New timetables have been introduced on Routes RB2, where sailings will leave ten minutes earlier, and on Route RB6 where new express and stopping services operate to London Bridge and Canary Wharf

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TfL Journey Planner Data Updates – Feb 19

The Journey Planner team produce a weekly summary of our latest data updates, which includes all forthcoming bus service and stop changes for which timetables are available on Journey Planner, as well as in the Journey Planner API.

As these updates are of interest to the general public and developers alike, we’ll begin sharing them as regular posts on this blog. If there are any points of interest you’d like to see added to Journey Planner, just let us know. The email to do so is at the bottom of this post.

This is a brief summary of this week’s new data highlights. Full details are in this blog post:

Timetables

Bus-wise, new timetables with alternative routeings due to the closure of Bexley Village are available for Routes 492 601 and B12. These apply from Monday 22 February until Sunday 27 March. There are also changes to stops at Aldgate East station from Saturday 27 February and a small number of changes to operators.

On the river, Thames Clippers introduce new timetables from Monday 22 February on Routes RB2 (Vauxhall to Bankside), with new services to London Bridge and Canary Wharf on Route RB6 (Putney to Canary Wharf)

Stops

Around 80 stop changes have been added to NaPTAN – many are related to the revision of suggested Hail and Ride boarding points for Route 192 (Tottenham Hale to Enfield), with a number of name changes as well and removal of redundant stops in the Victoria, Embankment and Barbican areas.

Points of Interest

Some new points of interest have been added in the King’s Cross area this week.

We'll be posting a weekly summary of Journey Planner data updates, including timetables, stops and points of interest

We’ll be posting a weekly summary of Journey Planner data updates, including timetables, stops and points of interest

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Disruptive Technology & Road Transport – Event Review

The Disruptive Technology and Road Transport event took place last Wednesday, February 10, and was part of the Streets Ahead exhibition currently running at the New London Architecture.

The purpose of the event was to continue TfL’s engagement with the technology sector and road user groups, to consider how technology is introducing new challenges and opportunities for the way the road network functions. It was also a good chance to help shape our collective thinking on how to respond, and to identify the role that the tech sector can play in solving some of the challenges London faces.

The event was split into two halves, with speakers presenting to the audience in the first half before a group discussion across multiple tables, with each tackling a different topic.

The speakers at the event were as follows:

  • Chair’s Welcome: Ben Plowden (TfL)
  • Scene Setting: Isabel Dedring (Deputy Mayor for Transport)
  • The Future is Now: Greg Lindsay (Journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker.
  • Traffic Management in the Digital Age: Alan Bristow and Helen Chapman (TfL)
Isabel Dedring

Isabel Dedring, the Deputy Mayor for Transport, introduces the major themes of the afternoon in the opening presentation

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Our use of social media

We recently shared some thinking about how we provide the best service to our customers via Twitter (‘TfL Social Media – Adapting to Twitter’s Changes’).

This has been taken as suggesting that we’re stepping back from providing the full range of information we currently provide our customers and that we object in some way to the changes being proposed to Twitter.  That was not our intention, so we’ve taken down the post.

We’re not going to make any immediate changes to the current range of information we put out on Twitter, which means customers will continue to get everything they are used to receiving.

We’re working with Twitter to ensure that we make best use of their platform and bring customers the messages they want to receive.

We’ve also got loads of ideas about how we use new features and approaches to give customers an even better service on this channel.

We’ll keep you updated with all of that here and really value your thoughts about how we can provide better travel information on all the channels we use.

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Disruptive Technology & Road Transport Event – Register Now

Register now for the Disruptive Technology and Road Transport event, taking place at New London Architecture on Wednesday February 10. 

With London’s population on course to grow to more than 10 million by 2031, it’s never been more important for organisations to understand how to plan for the future. But with so many developments and kickstarters already being worked on, how do businesses work out whether ipads, autonomous vehicles or hoverboards are the future when thinking what the world will look like in 20 years time?

On 10 February, renowned future thinker Greg Lindsay will be holding a presentation and discussion session with London’s Deputy Mayor, Isabel Dedring and TfL’s Ben Plowden, as the centrepiece of the ‘Disruptive Technology and Road Transport’ event being hosted by the New London Architecture.

London’s population is set to grow to more than 10 million by 2031. How will technology shape our lives as we face this challenge?

London’s population is set to grow to more than 10 million by 2031. How will future technology shape our lives as we the city grows at such a rapid pace?

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