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In normal First Capital Connect style, there will be disruptions to the usual schedules due to repairs. So if you’re planning on a trip by train this weekend please make sure you check the times just in case! http://www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/plan-your-journey/planned-timetables-changes/2012-04-06/?y=2012&m=4& On the brighter side, cross London travel is due to restart before the end of May.

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Air passenger rights need strengthening

by awitherick on 1 April, 2012

Did you know that because of the EU you’ve got more rights when there’s problems with your flights? Current EU laws are in place to compensate passengers for long delays and cancellations. Financial compensation can be sought if a flight is cancelled less that 2 weeks before the scheduled departure, and tickets may be refundable […]

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Badge renewal Blues for Blude Badge holders…

by awitherick on 30 March, 2012

If you, or someone you know has a blue badge- check the expiry NOW! It’s one of those things which has to be done every so often (three years from now on).  But the Conservative run Council just can’t keep up with things. Currently, there is up to an eight weeks delay in providing the […]

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Blackfriars Tube reopens…

by awitherick on 28 February, 2012

Based on the law of averages, there has to be some good news from Network Rail and First Capital Connect… Blackfriars Tube reopening is one of those things- but tell us how you get on!

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Coloured Bus? Actually- they are!

by awitherick on 14 January, 2012

You may have noticed a change towards the end of last year with a new colour-coded map providing simple, clear and understandable information for both new and existing bus passengers. The map, which has been produced by the Network St Albans partnership, covers the city’s ‘Pinks’ bus network and uses colour-coded routes to help bus […]

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How will your child get to school?

by awitherick on 13 December, 2011

The Tory run county council recently carried out a wide ranging review of school transport. Following consultation, they cut back school transport to only statutory provision for school age pupils from September 2012.  This will affecting all new pupils and some existing pupils. This means that some pupils will no longer get free home to […]

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FCC new train time table…

by awitherick on 11 December, 2011

First Capital Connects new timetable starts today and with it 12 coach trains… it’s not like local residents have been waiting long… http://www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/

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Free parking? More money for shopping!

by awitherick on 27 November, 2011

You might have missed last Thursday, but there’s a few more before Christmas! And with some local retaillers opening late on Thursdays to help people get their Christmas shopping done in time you can also benefit from free parking. Retailers in Christopher Place and the Maltings will welcome customers until 7pm on Christmas late night shopping […]

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If you want to have your say on the future provision of bus services in Hertfordshire, make sure you respond to Hertfordshire County Council’s draft bus strategy consultation by June 6. Liberal Democrat Councillor Allan Siao Ming Witherick, said: “Public transport provides a vital lifeline from all sorts of people, from students right through to […]

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Fresh Ways to Work, an initiative launched last October by Network St Albans under the previous Liberal Democrat administration, has received a boost by way of a prestigious endorsement from the Undersecretary of State for Transport, Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker. The Fresh Ways to Work project is part funded by the European Union, and […]

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