Passengers regularly endure packed and uncomfortably hot trains during the summer months, with those travelling on metro routes suffering worse thanks to the firm’s continued use of older 465 and 466 trains which were commissioned by British Rail in the early 1990s.
Established by Boris Johnson to build on the success of the 2012 Olympic Games, the LLDC has full planning powers and works closely with Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest councils to regenerate and deliver growth in east London. It’s also responsible for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
As part of the review, independent experts from the Department of Health will update a 2004 study of dust on the Tube to ensure London Underground’s understanding of any health risks posed is in line with the latest medical evidence.
The commitment is a key part of the Mayor’s new transport strategy which sets out how he intends to create “a fairer, greener, healthier and more prosperous city” for all Londoners.
While it’s illegal to drive a vehicle powered by the cheaper fuel on the public highways, some supermarkets and other fleet operators use it to run unregulated secondary engines which power their refrigeration units.