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Government contract firm Serco extends deal to operate Santander Cycles 

The government contract specialist firm Serco has extended its contract to operate London’s Santander Cycles scheme.  Hampshire-based Serco, an international contractor for government services in a variety of sectors, has signed a new three-year deal with Transport for London (TfL) maintain and distribute London’s cycle hire bikes, including the newly …

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TfL extends London e-scooter trials, launches procurement process for second phase

Transport for London has announced it will extend the trial of e-scooter rentals in London, ahead of the Government’s planned legalisation of private-use scooters.  In an announcement this week, Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils confirmed that e-scooter schemes in the capital run by Dott, Lime, and Tier, will …

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London’s e-scooter trial exceeds half a million trips

TfL and e-scooter operators Dott, Lime and Tier have released new data that shows the progress of the capital’s trial, with more than 585,000 trips now made, covering a total of 1.6 million kilometres. Around 180,000 people have used the scheme to date and the most rides by a single …

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Private e-scooters banned from TfL network due to fire risks 

Private-use e-scooters have been banned from London’s transport network due to concerns over fire risks.  Transport for London (TfL), the authority responsible for much of London’s public transport, has announced that all privately-owned e-scooters and e-unicycles are banned from Monday, 13th December. The decision has been made because of safety …

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Camden to join London’s rental e-scooter trial

TfL, Camden Council and London Councils have announced an expansion of the capital’s trial of rental e-scooters, with e-scooters available to rent in Camden from 27th September. Camden becomes the tenth borough to join the trial alongside Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond, Tower Hamlets (including Canary Wharf), City …

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Westminster joins London’s rental e-scooter trial

TfL, Westminster City Council and London Councils have announced an expansion of the capital’s rental e-scooter trial, with e-scooters available to rent in Westminster from today, 2nd August. Following the Government’s decision to legalise rental trials of e-scooters, TfL and London Councils launched a trial of rental e-scooters in the capital in June. The trial initially covered …

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City of London, Lambeth and Southwark join London’s rental e-scooter trial 

TfL and London Councils have expanded the capital’s trial of rental e-scooters. E-scooters are now available to rent  in the City of London and northern parts of Lambeth. Southwark will also join the trial as a ride-through borough. The expansion will mean that the number of vehicles will increase from around 600 to …

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London’s rental e-scooter trial begins

TfL, London Councils, participating boroughs and e-scooter operators Dott, Lime and Tier have today launched a trial of rental e-scooters in the capital, which will last for up to 12 months. Following the Government’s announcement to legalise rental trials of e-scooters run by local authorities, TfL and London Councils launched an …

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TfL’s Santander Cycles to introduce e-bikes in 2022

Around 500 e-bikes are set to be introduced to TfL’s Santander Cycles scheme from next summer. Santander is extending its sponsorship of TfL’s flagship cycle hire scheme until 2025, supporting TfL as it moves forward with planned investment in cycle hire. The next three years will see Santander Cycles expanded to …

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Santander Cycles sees record new users during tenth anniversary year

Figures released by TfL have shown a 167% rise in new 24-hour Santander Cycles membership registrations in the year to December 2020, representing the largest increase in the scheme’s ten-year history, Total hire numbers for 2020 were 10,434,167, an increase of around 6,000 hires from 2019, despite an overall reduction …

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