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  • Call for Gatwick bound trains to stop at Balham

    By JulieGK at 20:34 on 03/09/12
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    Wandsworth councillors are calling for some rail services between central London and Gatwick Airport to stop at Balham Station. The move would enable passengers to avoid heavy congestion at Victoria, Clapham Junction and London Bridge, and would create a new link between Gatwick and the Northern Line. The proposed timetable change could vastly reduce journey times to the airport for residents in Balham and Tooting and would be a...
  • Olympic bus route revealed for Balham area

    By JulieGK at 10:25 on 05/07/12
    Bus route for Olympicsin Balham area is revealed.
    Details have been released of how the borough's bus services will be affected during the 2012 London Olympics. Some buses will increase in frequency to cope with extra passengers during the games. There will also be a large number of diversions. Transport for London has put a summary of changes to all affected bus routes on its website, and has incorporated any changes into its journey planner. Putney buses will be affected by the Cycle...
  • TFL issue bus strike advice

    By JulieGK at 18:07 on 21/06/12
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    Transport for London has issued contingency travel advice if tomorrow's (Friday's) bus strike goes ahead. TfL is calling on the leadership of the Unite union to call off tomorrow's industrial action, but is warning Londoners that if the strike does go ahead bus services could be severely disrupted. If the strike does go ahead TfL is urging passengers to use other transport options, or to walk or cycle where possible. The average bus...
  • Cycle safely in Balham

    By JulieGK at 09:16 on 10/05/12
    Free bike safety events in Balham
    Free cycle safety check and secutory marking are takin gplace in Balham next month. The cycle training classes and bike safety checks are taking place throughout the spring and summer to help more local people convert to pedal power. The programme is hoped to help ease overcrowding on the transport network and to tackle air pollution caused by London's heavy traffic. This year the council has also teamed up with British Cycling and Team...
  • Balham residents advised to leave the car at home on Jubillee Sunday

    By JulieGK at 08:28 on 01/05/12
    Don't travel into London by car on Jubilee Sunday, motorists warned
    Balham residents are being advised to leave their cars at home on Sunday, June 3, as the capital celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Traffic police are urging people who need to travel around London that day to use public transport instead if possible. Many roads across London will be closed to traffic because of royal street parties. In Wandsworth at least 150 roads are scheduled to be closed to vehicles - and this figure is...

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