With the rapidly changing situation in the COVID-19 situation, we have taken the decision to postpone the workshop on the ‘Future of the Coach in London’ on 30 March 2020 until later in the year, once the situation becomes clearer. This decision was not taken lightly, as we recognise that this is a time that the coach operator needs as much assistance as possible. However, it was thought unwise to go ahead with an event that will bring individuals into close contact with one another.
The west side of Russell Square is now closed until 3 April 2020 to allow for gas main works. Local diversions are in place.
TfL have introduced reduced speed limits across 8.9km of London roads within the Congestion Charging Zone from Monday 2 March 2020. This is a significant move to reduce road danger across the capital. The new 20mph speed limits will be enforced across all TfL roads within the Congestion Charging Zone and are supported by new … Continue reading “New 20 mph speed limits on all TfL roads in central London”
As a result of COVID-19, the Government have announced that the London Mayoral Election and that of the London Assembly have been postponed one year and will now take place in May 2021. Other local elections in England have also been postponed until next year. This means that the current Mayor, Sadiq Khan, will serve … Continue reading “London Mayoral Election Postponed”
Broad Sanctuary (the road that leads from Victoria Street to Parliament Square, by Westminster Abbey) will be closed eastbound from 1 to 23 April 2020. For coaches travelling towards Whitehall, turn right at Great Smith Street, ahead Marsham Street, left into Horseferry Road, then Millbank, ahead into Abingdon Street to Parliament Square.
Useful updates and practical advice on COVID-19 can be found on the NHS website – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
At the London Tourist Coach Operators Association / Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport workshop on Operating Coaches in London in September 2019, Mark Anderson, MD of Anderson Travel presented the view from the industry. He concluded with an action plan for all those involved with the industry (i.e. both operators and stakeholders). Effective communication … Continue reading “The ‘Anderson’ Plan to improve Coach Operation in London launched”