MBNA Thames Clippers has seen two new 150 capacity catamarans loaded onto a vessel in Hobart, Tasmania, ahead of setting off on a 10,000 mile journey to the River Thames in London. The two new boats represent a £6.5 million investment boost for London’s commuters and sightseers and they will provide additional capacity across the river transport network when they go into service in autumn 2015.
Taxi drivers across Europe have blockaded major cities in a coordinated protest against online booking services such as Uber. Paris, Madrid, London, Milan, Berlin and other cities in protest against the rise of taxi services booked using smartphone apps.
Recent figures for London’s tube transport system confirm that more than a billion people travel on the complex network of trains and tracks each year. With it being the biggest and longest-standing underground train system in the world, the current overhaul of the whole operation is much needed, although the full extent of the proposed improvements is not expected to be completed for another 10 years.