Peter Hendy - Articles and news items

TfL carries record number of bus passengers following Monday’s storm

Industry news  •  31 October 2013  •  Transport for London

On Monday evening the bus network carried around 30 per cent more passengers between 16.00 hrs and 19.00 hrs…

Sir Peter Hendy CBE elected President of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

Industry news, News  •  26 May 2013  •  UITP

Sir Peter Hendy CBE has been elected President of the UITP…

Mayor heads to Northern Ireland to meet bus workers who benefit from capital’s investment

Industry news, News  •  10 May 2013  •  TfL

The Mayor of London is in Northern Ireland to open a manufacturing plant…

TfL sets out plans to implement the Paralympic Route Network

Industry news, News  •  23 August 2012  •  Transport for London (TfL)

The Paralympic Games are smaller in scale than the Olympic Games but are still the world’s second largest sporting event…

Record numbers carried on the transport network during London’s unforgettable Olympics

Industry news, News  •  12 August 2012  •  Transport for London (TfL)

‘We have seen record numbers using the transport network…”

TfL’s ultimate test during the 2012 Games

Issue 3 2012  •  25 June 2012  •  Peter Hendy, CBE, London’s Transport Commissioner

This summer, the world’s spotlight will settle on London with the staging of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In the biggest event the capital has ever seen, tens of thousands of the world’s greatest athletes will arrive in one of its finest cities to put their sporting ability to the ultimate test.

As the capital’s transport authority, we know that the 2012 Games will present Transport for London (TfL) with its own ultimate test. Our challenge is to ensure that those competing, watching and working on the Games can move around the city quickly and safely, and that all the daily journeys that have no connection to the event can be completed with minimum disruption. Around 800,000 spectators and 55,000 athletes will be travelling to and from the Olympic venues on the busiest days, along with Games officials, sponsors and members of the media who all need to get to events on time. On the busiest days, we are expecting an additional three million journeys on the public transport network against a backdrop of 12 million journeys which are made on London’s public transport network every working day.

TfL’s detailed planning and testing means we are confident we will meet our twin objectives of helping to deliver a great Games and sporting spectacle for the capital and the country, and keep London and the UK moving. We do, however, recognise the scale of the task.

Emirates Air Line to open to passengers from end of June

Industry news, News  •  18 June 2012  •  Transport for London (TfL)

Passengers will be able to take the first flight from midday Thursday 28 June 2012…

TfL Annual Report: Upgrades delivered, savings secured and record Tube ridership and reliability

Industry news, News  •  8 June 2012  •  Transport for London (TfL)

TfL has published its draft Annual Report and Statement of Accounts for the year…

Work continues to keep passengers cool this summer and beyond

Industry news, News  •  28 June 2011  •  Transport for London (TfL)

First air-conditioned Tube trains now running in central London. London Overground served by full fleet of air-conditioned trains…

‘Public transport Games’ on track

Industry news, News  •  1 June 2011  •  Olympic Delivery Authority Press Office

The transport ‘Big Build’ that will help spectators & London moving during the Games is complete with works at the main ‘Gateway’ station now finished…

Biggest investment in London’s transport in 80 years as TfL publishes Business Plan

Industry news, News  •  28 March 2011  •  Transport for London (TfL)

London’s transport network will see massive growth in both the number of passengers it carries and the number of services it operates, according to TfL’s revised Business Plan…

Mayor announces £146m for local transport improvements across London

Industry news  •  16 December 2010  •  Transport for London

The Mayor of London has confirmed £146m of funding which will allow boroughs to transform town centres and revolutionise roads…

First ever air conditioned Tube train is now in passenger service

Industry news, News  •  2 August 2010  •  Transport for London (TfL)

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today joined Tube passengers in welcoming the Tube’s first new air conditioned train…

Delivering for London

Issue 2 2006, Past issues  •  23 June 2006  •  Peter Hendy, Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL)

After being appointed London’s transport commissioner in January this year, I was immediately asked – “how does it feel?”

The answer, then and now, is an immense sense of challenge, yet a confidence we can deliver. The challenge is to lead Britain’s first truly integrated transport authority through a period of major change and growth. The confidence comes from a lifetime working with the dedicated staff who are committed to delivering better transport for London.

European ticketing news

Issue 2 2006, Past issues  •  23 June 2006  •  ET

The ticketing and automatic fare collection market is booming as the latest technology now ensures more reliable equipment, reduced maintenance costs, faster transactions and greater security. In this article we summarise the latest ticketing and automatic fare collection news from across Europe.

Integrated ticketing and fare collection systems specialist Thales has launched the TransCity Pass – its next-generation contactless ticketing and fare collection solution for bus operators. The company describes it as a complete secure modular ticketing solution that can readily adapt to all sizes of networks and corresponding passenger volumes.

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