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19 April 2007

Brixton station works

MODERNISATION works are taking place at Brixton Tube station as part of Transport for London's £10billion Investment Programme.

During the works, existing CCTV cameras will be replaced and additional cameras fitted to provide extensive coverage of public areas.

Additional Help points with induction loops will also be fitted around the station.

There will also be new visual electronic information display panels in the ticket hall and on the platforms, as well as various improvements for mobility-impaired and partially
sighted passengers, such as tactile strips on stairs.

At present, there are no planned station closures.

However, during weekends when there is engineering work on the Victoria line, it is likely that applications will be made to close the station.

Passengers will be advised in advance of any closures.

Bus open day for women

On Saturday, April 21, London Sovereign bus company is holding a recruitment open day for women between 10am and 2pm at its Edgware bus garage.

The day will provide an opportunity for women to see what it would be like to drive a bus for a living.

There will be a chance to meet other women drivers and to talk to bus company managers about what is really involved.

Nick Bolam, recruitment manager for London Sovereign, said: 'This open day will be a great opportunity for women who enjoy driving to come and have an informal chat with staff at the garage, and find out what it is really like driving a bus.

There will also be a chance to have a go at driving a bus on the day.'

London Sovereign has garages at Edgware and Harrow, and its sister company, London United, has garages at Chiswick, Hounslow, Shepherd's Bush, Tolworth and Twickenham.

To register, please phone 0800 085 6984 or email vacancies@lonutd.co.uk

Blackwall Tunnel safety

TRANSPORT for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police yesterday announced an end to the practise of 'tidal flow' traffic in the Blackwall Tunnel, to improve safety for motorists.

Tidal flow is the term used to describe traffic operating in opposite directions in the southbound tunnel in morning rush hours.

The system has been used since 1978 to cope with the demand of northbound traffic across the Thames.

However, an increase in dangerous driving behaviour, including overtaking in the tunnel, has led the Metropolitan Police and TfL to bring an end to this system, from tomorrow.

While an increase in congestion on the south approach to the tunnel as a result of this decision is anticipated, changes in traffic flows will be monitored and congestion alleviated wherever possible.

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