2008 Manifesto: Getting Londoners Moving

Please see below for a sample of several of the pledges in this section of the 2008 Manifesto. For the full list of pledges, please download the complete Progress Report.

Making Transport More Convenient

Stopping proposed Tube ticket office closures

"I will stop the proposed Tube ticket office closures in outer London."
Status Update: Delivered

All stations, including those in outer London, which had a ticket office when Boris Johnson became Mayor have retained their ticket offices. London Underground has changed the opening hours of ticket offices so that all stations with a ticket office have retained that facility, but are now open at times that reflect demand. This has also enabled a more efficient deployment of staff, who are often now freed from their position behind a glass screen to locations such as gate lines and platforms where they can be of most help to passengers (link).

Providing Londoners with new LiveBus technology

"I will provide Londoners with new LiveBus technology, so that every Londoner will be able to see in real time, online, where their bus is as they wait, or as they plan their journey."
Status Update: Delivered

Londoners are now able to plan bus journeys in real-time. LiveBus technology was launched in 2011, allowing Londoners to check live arrival times online (link). Having already launched live bus arrival information for all 19,000 bus stops across London via the web and text messaging, Mayor Boris Johnson’s current focus is TfL’s rollout of 2,500 new on-street signs at key bus stops (link).

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