ING direct will sponsor free travel on the Underground at New Year's Eve
Maida Vale tube station received the National Rail Heritage Award due to its modernisation
Blackwall Tunnel temporarily closed because a vehicle caught fire
A new ticket hall is installed at Kings Cross St Pancras station giving a 30 per cent increase in capacity with more entrances and escalators as well as lifts installed giving most of the remaining lines at this station step-free access for disabled passengers. The exception to this is the Northern Line with works still occurring until mid 2010.
New bridges installed at Limehouse station to provide easier interchange between DLR and National Rail services
A new campaign is launched warning Londoners of unbooked minicabs.
South Croydon railway station is to cut its power from the National Grid and instead have its CCTV and lighting powered by solar panels to be installed. This is part of an effort to go green and have a big cut in carbon emissions
The Docklands Light Railway celebrates 10 years of its Lewisham extension
Oyster Pay As You Go now accepted on Thames Clipper services
Oyster Pay As You Go to be accepted on all National Rail services in London from 2 January 2010
The TfL Lost Property Office has donated a lot of new toys to the Salvation Army to help disadvantaged children in south London
During the festive period, London Overground will be operating extra services on Saturdays to help Christmas shoppers
Bendy buses to be removed from route 38 to be replaced by double-decker buses
New traffic light timings in Camden Town on trial, giving green light to those within speed limit and red light to speeders
Coca-cola to sponsor LU busking over Christmas period
new Surface Transport and Traffic Operations Centre opened by Duke of York
Brixton Hill gyratory removed
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