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Transport for London
Image:Transport-for-London.svg
Type Local Government body
Founded Greater London Authority Act 1999
Headquarters Greater London
Key people Mayor of London / GLA
Website tfl.gov.uk

Transport For London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system throughout Greater London in England. The role of TfL is to implement the transport strategy for and to manage transport services across London. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Greater London Authority Act 1999 (1999 c. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... Ken Livingstone, the current Mayor of London The Mayor of London is an elected politician in London, United Kingdom. ... The Greater London Authority (GLA) administers the 1579 km² (610 sq. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A transport network, or transportation network in American English, is typically a network roads, streets, pipes, aqueducts, power lines, or nearly any structure which permits either vehicular movement or flow of some commodity. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130...

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Management

TfL is controlled by a board whose members are appointed by the Mayor of London, a position currently held by Ken Livingstone, who also chairs the Board. The Commissioner of Transport for London (Peter Hendy since 17 January 2006) reports to the board and leads a management team with individual functional responsibilities. Ken Livingstone, the current Mayor of London The Mayor of London is an elected politician in London, United Kingdom. ... Kenneth Robert Livingstone (born June 17, 1945) is an English politician who became Mayor of London on the creation of the post in 2000. ... Transport for London (TfL) is responsible for the transport system of London, the capital city of the United Kingdom. ... Peter Hendy (born 19 March 1953) started his career in the public transport industry in 1975 as an LT graduate trainee. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


History

Transport for London was created in 2000 as part of the Greater London Authority by the Greater London Authority Act 1999. It gained most of its functions from its predecessor London Regional Transport in 2000. However, it did not take over responsibility for the London Underground until 2003, after the controversial Public-private partnership (PPP) contract for maintenance had been agreed. Management of the Public Carriage Office had previously been a function of the Metropolitan Police. The Greater London Authority (GLA) administers the 1579 km² (610 sq. ... The Greater London Authority Act 1999 (1999 c. ... Some buses lost their iconic red colour when privatised in 1993. ... Public-private partnership (PPP) is a system in which a government service or private business venture is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies. ... Taxicabs are regulated throughout the United Kingdom, but the regulation of taxicabs in London is especially rigorous both with regard to mechanical integrity and driver knowledge. ... Metropolitan Police redirects here. ...


Transport for London Group Archives holds business records for TfL and all its predecessor bodies and transport companies. Some early records are also held on behalf of TfL Group Archives at the London Metropolitan Archives. Transport for London Group Archives is the official historical business archive for Transport for London (TfL) and its predecessor bodies. ... The London Metropolitan Archives are the main archives of the Corporation of London. ...


Organisation

Transport for London's roundels
Transport for London's roundels

TfL is broken down into three main directorates and corporate services, each with responsibility for different aspects and modes of transport. The three main directorates are: Image File history File links Roundelfamily. ... Image File history File links Roundelfamily. ... The modern proportion RAF roundel A roundel in heraldry is any circular shape; in military use it is an emblem of nationality employed on military aircraft and air force flags, generally round and consisting of concentric rings of different colors. ... Mode of transport (or means of transport or transport mode or transport modality or form of transport) is a general term for the different kinds of transport facilities that are often used to transport people or cargo. ...

  • Surface transport - consisting of:
    • London Buses - responsible for managing the red bus network throughout London, largely by sub-contracting services to private sector bus operators.
    • London Dial-a-Ride - provides paratransit services throughout London.
    • London River Services - responsible for licensing and coordinating passenger services on the River Thames within London.
    • London Streets - responsible for the management of London's strategic road network.
    • London congestion charge.
    • London Trams - responsible for managing London's tram network, by sub-contracting to private sector operators. At present the only tram system is Tramlink in south London, but others are proposed.
    • Public Carriage Office - responsible for licensing the famous black cabs and other private hire vehicles.
    • Victoria Coach Station - owns and operates London's principal terminal for long distance bus and coach services.
    • Cycling Centre of Excellence - promotes cycling in London
    • Walking - Promotes better pedestrian access.
    • London Road Safety Unit - promotes safer roads through advertising and road safety measure.
    • Transport Policing and Enforcement - responsible for enforcing traffic and parking regulations on the Red Route, tackling fare evasion on buses, delivering policing services that tackle crime and disorder on public transport in cooperation with the Metropolitan Police Service's Transport Operational Command Unit (TOCU) and the British Transport Police.
    • Freight Unit - which is currently developing the London Freight Plan and is heavily involved with setting up and supporting a number of Freight Quality Partnerships covering key areas of London.

Each of the above main units has its own corporate identity, formed by differently-coloured versions of the standard roundel and adding appropriate lettering across the horizontal bar. The roundel rendered in blue without any lettering represents TfL as a whole (see Transport for London logo). The same range of colours is also used extensively in publicity and on the TfL website. The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... The Bakerloo Line is a line of the London Underground and coloured brown on the Tube map. ... London Transport Portal The Central Line is a line of the London Underground and coloured red on the tube map. ... London Transport Portal The Victoria Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured light blue on the Tube map. ... The Jubilee Line is a line on the London Underground, coloured silver grey on the Tube map. ... For other uses, see Northern Line (disambiguation). ... The Piccadilly Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured dark blue on the Tube map. ... London Transport Portal The Metropolitan Line is part of the London Underground, coloured maroon on the Tube map. ... The District Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured green on the Tube map. ... London Transport Portal The East London Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured orange on the Tube map. ... The Circle Line of the London Underground became known as such in 1949, when it was separated from its parent lines, the Metropolitan Line and the District Line, although it had been shown on Underground maps since 1947. ... The Hammersmith and City Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured salmon pink on the Tube map, running between Hammersmith and Aldgate East, extending to Barking in the rush hours. ... The Waterloo & City Line is a short underground metro line in London, formally opened on 11 July 1898. ... London Rail is an arm of Transport for London (TfL), involved in the provision of passenger service on the National Rail network within London. ... National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo A typical National Rail station sign showing the double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... London Overground [1] is the network of rail services in London, United Kingdom to be provided by the London Rail division of Transport for London (TfL) from 11 November 2007. ... London Transport Portal The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a light rail system serving the redeveloped Docklands area of east London, England. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... East London area East London is the name commonly given to the north eastern part of London, England on the north side of the River Thames. ... The private sector of a nations economy consists of all that is outside the state. ... An Enviro 400 bus, a modern interpretation of the famous London red double-decker. ... London Dial-a-Ride is an arm of Transport for London (TfL), which provides multi-occupancy door to door transport service for people with a permanent or long term disability or health problem who are unable, or virtually unable to use conventional public transport. ... Paratransit is an alternative mode of flexible passenger transportation that does not follow fixed routes or schedules. ... Logo of Thames Clipper London River Services is an arm of Transport for London, which manages public transport on the River Thames in London. ... The Thames is a river flowing through southern England, and one of the major waterways in England. ... London Streets (known as Street Management until April 2007) is an arm of Transport for London (TfL), which is responsible for managing the main through routes in London, a total network of 580 km of roads. ... The white-on-red C marks all entrances to the congestion charge zone although in some areas the charge zone is poorly signed, and accidental journeys into the zone can occur The London congestion charge is a fee for some motorists entering the Central London area. ... London trams operated from the mid 19th century until 1952, re-appearing in 2000. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Tramlink (initially known as Croydon Tramlink) is a public transport tramway in south London, operated by FirstGroup on behalf of Transport for London. ... Taxicabs are regulated throughout the United Kingdom, but the regulation of taxicabs in London is especially rigorous both with regard to mechanical integrity and driver knowledge. ... Taxicab, short forms taxi or cab, is a type of public transport for a single passenger, or small group of passengers, typically for a non-shared ride. ... Victoria Coach Station is the largest and most significant coach station in London, and is operated by Victoria Coach Station Ltd. ... The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is the name currently used by the territorial police force which is responsible for Greater London other than the City of London (the responsibility of the City of London Police). ... The British Transport Police (BTP) is a non-Home Office national police service responsible for policing the railway system throughout Great Britain. ... Freight Quality Partnerships or FQPs are groups of transport operators and local authorities that come together to tackle the issues around freight access and deliveries in a particular location. ...


Fares

Most of the transport modes that come under the control of Transport for London have their own charging and ticketing regimes. As an exception, buses and trams share a common fare and ticketing regime, and the DLR and the Underground another.


Superimposed on these mode-specific regimes is the Travelcard system, which provides zonal tickets with validities from one day to one year, and off-peak variants. These are accepted on the DLR, buses, railways, trams, the Underground and provides a discount on many river services fares. One Day Travelcard issued at a National Rail outlet A Travelcard is an inter-modal ticket, valid for a period of time varying from one day to a year, for use on most public transport in London. ...


The Oyster card is a new contactless smart card system, which can be used in pre-pay mode to pay individual fares or to carry various Travelcards and other passes. It is used by touching the card flat on the yellow card reader, found on all ticket gates where otherwise a paper ticket would be fed through, allowing the gate to open and the passenger to walk through. Oyster pre-pay cannot be used on most National Rail routes in London. However Oyster pre-pay does have a set of daily maximum charges that are cheaper than buying a Travelcard for those not using National Rail. The Oyster card is a form of electronic ticketing used on Transport for London and National Rail services within the Greater London area of the United Kingdom. ...


Journey planning

TfL has developed an electronic 'Journey Planner', which enables users to plan journeys by multiple modes in and around London. Additionally, it is available at kiosks and some payphones throughout London. The Journey Planner is also available via mobile phone applications - some mobile phone network operators may charge to access this service. An Internet kiosk with a touchscreen in Vienna, Austria in 2005 An Internet kiosk is a terminal that provides public Internet access. ... A payphone or pay phone is a public telephone, with payment by inserting money (usually coins) or a debit card (a special telephone card or a multi-purpose card) or credit card before a call is made. ...


Mentions in 2006 honours list

After the attacks on the underground and bus systems on 7 July 2005, many staff were recognised in the 2006 New Year honours list for the heroic work they did. They helped the survivors out, removed the bodies, and got the transport system up and running, to get the millions of commuters back out of London at the end of the work day. Those mentioned include Peter Hendy, who was at the time Head of Surface Transport division, and Tim O'Toole, head of the Underground division, who were both awarded CBEs. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... Peter Hendy (born 19 March 1953) started his career in the public transport industry in 1975 as an LT graduate trainee. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander...


Others include:

  • David Boyce, Station Supervisor, London Underground (MBE)
  • John Boyle, Train Operator, London Underground (MBE)
  • Peter Sanders, Group Station Manager, London Underground (MBE)

The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander...

Transport museum

TfL owns and operates London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, a museum that conserves and explains London's transport heritage. It is currently closed for a redevelopment project, due to reopen in 2007. The museum also has an extensive depot, situated at Acton, that contains material not normally on display; the depot has several open weekends each year. Londons Transport Museum, formerly known as the London Transport Museum, is a museum which seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of London, the capital city of the United Kingdom. ... Covent Garden is a district in central London and within the easterly bounds of the City of Westminster. ... Smacton is a place in west London, situated 6. ...


Transport for London website

TfL's website, found at tfl.gov.uk includes information on all aspects of operation, from corporate affairs to 'real time' travel disruption news.


See also

Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... In the United Kingdom, Passenger Transport Executives (PTEs) are local government bodies which are responsible for public transport within large urban areas. ...

External links

  • Transport for London website
  • TfL Journey Planner
  • TfL Congestion Charging website
  • Transport Briefing Public transport developments in and around London
  • Parking permit information for all London boroughs
  • Mentz Datenverarbeitung GmbH
Transport for London
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Tube | DLR | Buses | Taxis | Trams | Rail | Coaches | River | Dial-a-Ride | Streets | Congestion charge | Oyster The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... London Transport Portal The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a light rail system serving the redeveloped Docklands area of east London, England. ... An Enviro 400 bus, a modern interpretation of the famous London red double-decker. ... Taxicabs are regulated throughout the United Kingdom, but the regulation of taxicabs in London is especially rigorous both with regard to mechanical integrity and driver knowledge. ... London trams operated from the mid 19th century until 1952, re-appearing in 2000. ... London Rail is an arm of Transport for London (TfL), involved in the provision of passenger service on the National Rail network within London. ... Victoria Coach Station is the largest and most significant coach station in London, and is operated by Victoria Coach Station Ltd. ... Logo of Thames Clipper London River Services is an arm of Transport for London, which manages public transport on the River Thames in London. ... London Dial-a-Ride is an arm of Transport for London (TfL), which provides multi-occupancy door to door transport service for people with a permanent or long term disability or health problem who are unable, or virtually unable to use conventional public transport. ... London Streets (known as Street Management until April 2007) is an arm of Transport for London (TfL), which is responsible for managing the main through routes in London, a total network of 580 km of roads. ... The white-on-red C marks all entrances to the congestion charge zone although in some areas the charge zone is poorly signed, and accidental journeys into the zone can occur The London congestion charge is a fee for some motorists entering the Central London area. ... The Oyster card is a form of electronic ticketing used on Transport for London and National Rail services within the Greater London area of the United Kingdom. ...

Preceded by
London Regional Transport
London transport authority
2000–present
Succeeded by
Current

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