The portal went through a candidacy for featured portal with not much luck. The areas of the portal are becoming more active with the the voting and changing of the selected pictures and articles. The transport news seems has started to be updated again but with the most up-to-date news being in this newsletter. Did you know is being improved. The portal has had a new selected biography section added to bring it up to standard. Please vote at Portal:London Transport/Vote.
As usual all suggestions to improving the Metropolitan are welcome so if you have one we would be happy to hear from you.
Please also could people submit suggestions for DYKs or does anyone want to do the next issue?
Again i would like to state this newsletter is looking for anyone willing to do an issue. This is especially for August as i am going to be too busy. I may not be able to do September either. Please help.
I have also had to give less detail on some reports as the Article Alert Bot is currently down.
New guidelines have been proposed for railway accidents. Please see WP:RAILCRASH.
Major discussions arose over the notability of many London bus routes, which resulted in some routes being kept and some being deleted. Please leave your comments at WT:LT#London bus route articles and WT:BUS. This has essentially ground to a halt.
Another discussion as well as straw poll has been on whther the frequency of trains per hour should be added. It appeared there was no consensus.
New usage data has been given by TfL for the London Underground for 2009
A small discussion talk places regarding which project banners should be placed on London Underground navboxes.
Did you know...
that at 44 tons, the locomotives of the Central London Railway's first underground trains were so heavy that they shook buildings as they passed 60 feet below and were scrapped after three years?
...that bus company London Country North East lost over £5 million in less than two years of existence before it was split up in 1989?