Well-known LGBT+ Londoners and TfL staff design new Pride roundels

Londoners using the Tube network will see Pride roundels specially designed by staff and prominent figures in the LGBT+ London Community as part of TfL‘s continuing support for the community. Ten roundels have been installed across London, carrying positive messages and vibrant colours as well as visual representations of the London LGBT+ community. Each location was specially chosen by the creators to best reflect their designs, including Vauxhall station – which is in the heart of an area of strong significance to the LGBT+ community – Brixton, Caledonian Road, Hammersmith and Baker…

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TfL takes a stand against hate crime and abuse

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a series of measures it is putting in place to continue to improve how it tackles hate crime on the network, making public transport a more welcoming and safer place for everyone as more people return to the network. This follows several months engaging with community groups and TfL’s frontline staff to better understand lived experiences and concerns about hate crime on the transport network.     Everyone has the right to use public transport without fear of abuse because of their disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion or any other characteristic.…

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TfL celebrates diversity with new roundels for Pride

The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) celebrate Pride this year with a trio of inclusive roundels ahead of Pride in London on Saturday 6 July. For the first time ever, the Bi Pride roundel can be seen across the transport network alongside the now iconic colours of the rainbow and Trans Pride flags to celebrate the LGBT+ community. To reflect the diversity of sexualities and gender identities, the ever-popular rainbow roundel returns with additional black and brown stripes to mark the representation of the BAME LGBT+ community.…

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HFSS ad restrictions across TfL network

Following a public consultation last summer to which the IPA responded, the London Mayor’s new rules against “junk food advertising” on the London transport network, kicked in on Monday 25 February 2019. As explained in our email to IPA members back in December, this means that new restrictions apply to ads on all modes of transport controlled by TfL, including the Underground, Overground, London buses, TfL Rail, trams and river services. Changes have been made to TfL’s advertising policy to reflect the restrictions, with guidance prepared for advertisers and their…

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Londoners encouraged to get home safely during the festive period

As the festive party season approaches, TfL is stepping up its Safer Travel at Night (STaN) activity, reminding people of the dangers of unbooked minicabs and providing advice on how to safely get a taxi (black cab) or booked minicab home. Working alongside the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and City of London Police (CoLP), TfL’s Taxi and Private Hire Compliance team – which has recently been given new powers to combat illegal taxi and private hire activity – will be increasing their enforcement activity to deal with unbooked minicabs and…

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