Car fire on M25 backs traffic up to Orpington

News Shopper: Traffic queues on the M25

8:03am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A car fire on the M25 is causing congestion on the M25 at Orpington this morning.

VIDEO: Out-of-control caravan crashes on motorway

News Shopper: A caravan crashing after snaking out of control

3:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

New CCTV footage shows a caravan snaking out of control on a motorway, narrowly missing other traffic, before overturning and crashing.

UPDATE: Lee diesel spillage is a 'false alarm'

News Shopper: Cars queue in a Bradford  traffic jam

4:47pm Monday 14th April 2014

Reports of a diesel spillage in Lee and hazardous driving conditions are a 'false alarm', according to Transport for London.

Travellers delayed on Southeastern trains between London Bridge and Sevenoaks

News Shopper:

9:34am Thursday 10th April 2014

Travellers on Southeastern train line between London Bridge and Sevenoaks suffered severe delays after a water mains burst this morning (April 10).

Car overturns in Welling

News Shopper: A 79-year-old man died following a car crash in New Cross last night.

5:07pm Monday 7th April 2014

A car overturned in Welling yesterday afternoon, closing Bellegrove Road in both directions.

Teenage boy in hospital after Catford crash with bus

News Shopper: New ambulance and A&E targets for care quality

1:36pm Monday 7th April 2014

A teenage boy has been taken to hospital after a crash between a bus and a pedestrian in Rushey Green today (April 7).

UPDATE: Southeastern trains disrupted between London Bridge and Dartford for third day after derailed train

News Shopper: Reader spots 'derailed train' in Charlton

9:09am Friday 4th April 2014

There is continued disruption on Southeastern trains between London Bridge and Dartford for the third day after a freight train derailed near Charlton.

No trains through Charlton and Blackheath after derailed train

News Shopper: Southeastern trains ranked worst in the UK by survey

8:17am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Southeastern trains are not running between Charlton and Blackheath because of a derailed freight train.

A2 traffic slow at Gravesend and Dartford

News Shopper: DELAYS: Queuing traffic on the M4 in Newport

8:04am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Traffic is slow on the A2 near Gravesend and Dartford because of an accident and road works. 

M25 accident causes queues

News Shopper: The Dartford Crossing

7:45am Thursday 27th March 2014

An accident on the M25 approaching the Dartford Crossing has caused queues coming into Kent this morning.

Jubilee Line tube driver arrested over fears he was drunk

News Shopper: Tube strike planned

4:07pm Monday 24th March 2014

A Tube driver on the Jubilee Line has been arrested over suspicions that he was drunk.

Woolwich tarmac spillage on roundabout causes queues

News Shopper: Delays likely by Dome Roundabout in north Watford

3:02pm Monday 24th March 2014

Drivers can expect queues near the Woolwich Ferry roundabout after a spillage of tarmac.

Travel chaos at Dartford Crossing after lorry breakdown and multi-vehicle crash

News Shopper: The Dartford Crossing

2:36pm Friday 21st March 2014

Travel chaos erupted at the Dartford Crossing on Friday afternoon after a lorry broke down in one of the tunnels and a multi-vehicle crash happened minutes later.

UPDATE: Catford Gyratory reopened after crash between car and pedestrian

News Shopper: The scene at the Catford Gyratory, picture courtesy of TFL Traffic News

11:55am Thursday 20th March 2014

The Catford Gyratory has reopened following a collision involving a car and a pedestrian this morning (March 20).

Broken down car causes queues on A102 approaching Blackwall Tunnel

News Shopper: Heavy traffic on A2 London-bound at Blackwall Tunnel

8:31am Thursday 20th March 2014

A broken down car has caused disruption on the Woolwich flyover approaching the Blackwall Tunnel this morning.

Van overturns on the A20 between Sidcup and Swanley

News Shopper: Traffic is queueing back to the Swanley Interchange.

11:12am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A van overturned on the A20 between Sidcup and Swanley this morning after colliding with a car.

Southeastern services hit by delays caused by train faults

News Shopper: Southeastern trains ranked worst in the UK by survey

8:27am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Southeastern trains in and out of London this morning have been delayed by train faults and earlier service holdups.

Sidcup Road traffic light failure causes Fiveways travel chaos

News Shopper: Sidcup Road traffic light failure causes Fiveways travel chaos

4:53pm Monday 17th March 2014

A traffic light failure is causing travel chaos at the Fiveways junction this afternoon.

Cancellations and delays at Dartford station

News Shopper: The works will begin next Monday (February 10) and last until April.

12:49pm Monday 17th March 2014

Dartford commuters have experienced a difficult start to the week with delays and cancellations at the station.

Consultation on Kidbrooke B16 bus route

News Shopper: Kidbrooke bus route changes 'will leave estate isolated'

3:38pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

A previously withdrawn Kidbrooke bus route could be returning following residents' protests.

Man rushed to hospital after two lorry M20 slip road crash at Swanley Interchange

News Shopper: The two lorry collision has put one man in hospital (pic from Twitter by @markgosy).

7:32am Wednesday 12th March 2014

A lorry driver was rushed to hospital following a two lorry crash which closed a slip road onto the M20 at the Swanley Interchange.

Shooters Hill crash between two cars

News Shopper: Met Police launches road safety operation with 2,500 officers

12:56pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

Drivers faced traffic in Shooters Hill this morning (March 11) after a crash between a car and a people carrier.

London Bridge signalling problem causes rail delays

News Shopper: London Bridge to New Cross overrunning engineering works causing major travel problems

10:58am Tuesday 11th March 2014

A signalling problem at London Bridge is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to trains travelling through the station.

UPDATE: Catford queues after water main bursts

News Shopper: CHIGWELL: Burst water main closes road

4:20pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Drivers can expect queuing traffic in Catford after a four-inch water main burst in A205 Brownhill Road this afternoon (March 6).

Woolwich ferry maintenance leads to lane closures

News Shopper: The Woolwich ferry - 50 years of service

11:02am Wednesday 5th March 2014

Maintenance on the Woolwich ferry jetty has started - with lane closures expected until the end of May when the work is expected to finish.

Broken down car causes queues on A102 approaching Blackwall Tunnel

News Shopper: Heavy traffic on A2 London-bound at Blackwall Tunnel

8:02am Tuesday 4th March 2014

TRAFFIC is still heavy on the A102 northbound after a broken down car was cleared. 

UPDATED: 150 toll booth staff could be made redundant when free-flow system comes in at Dartford Crossing

News Shopper: This is how the Dartford Crossing will look once the tollbooths are removed.

12:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

This is how the Dartford Crossing free-flow toll system will look when the scheme is introduced on October 26 this year, it has been revealed.

UPDATE: Blackwall Tunnel motorcyclist has 'potentially life-changing injuries' after accident shuts crossing

News Shopper: A picture of the scene by @BrooklineTours

4:20pm Thursday 27th February 2014

A Blackwall Tunnel accident which left a motorcyclist in hospital with potentially life-changing injuries and closed the crossing for five hours has sparked a police appeal.

One-year-old girl hurt in three-car rush hour Blackfen smash

News Shopper: Steve Hattrill wants to find the person who saved his life.

5:39pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

A one-year-old girl was hurt in a three-car smash which caused rush-hour chaos in Blackfen.

New Cross Road and Blackwall Tunnel among most polluted roads in the country

News Shopper: The Blackwall Tunnel is often congested

4:37pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

New Cross Road and the Blackwall Tunnel have some of the highest pollution levels in the country, it has been revealed.

Woolwich Road roundabout: Boris Johnson announces safety improvements to scene of fatal accident

News Shopper: A ghost bike and tributes have been left at the scene

3:58pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

The Woolwich Road roundabout is the only south east London junction set for improvements as part of a £300m project by the Mayor of London.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist and car collide in Deptford Church Street at junction with Creek Road

News Shopper: UPDATE: Dunkery Road partly closed after motorbike and car crash

10:50am Tuesday 25th February 2014

A SERIOUS accident closed the A2209 Deptford Church Street at the junction with Creek Road this morning and left a 60-year-old man in hospital.

Rail passengers delayed by 20 minutes between Dartford and London Bridge due to lineside fire

News Shopper: COMMUTERS across the News Shopper patch have been hit by travel chaos this morning.

7:50am Tuesday 25th February 2014

RAIL passengers are experiencing 20 minute delays on Southeastern between London Bridge and Dartford.

Delays on London-bound A2 between Bluewater and Darenth Interchange

News Shopper: Three-month  bridge scheme to fix A2 bridge in Darenth starts

1:12pm Monday 24th February 2014

DRIVERS are experiencing delays on the London-bound A2 between Bluewater and the Darenth Interchange.

Six mile tailbacks on M25 at Dartford Crossing toll booths

News Shopper: Six mile tailbacks on M25 at Dartford Crossing toll booths

3:51pm Friday 21st February 2014

MASSIVE six mile tailbacks are reported on the M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford River Crossing toll booths.

Reader comment: 'Commuters deserve better from their regular Southeastern train journey'

News Shopper: 'Oyster system could be incorporated into the carriage entrance, instead of in the ticket office'

10:42am Friday 21st February 2014

Bexleyheath resident, commuter and News Shopper reader Sean Ottley shares his strong views on Southeastern trains and how services can be improved.

Nine south east London and north Kent roads and junctions that belong in Hell

News Shopper: A picture of the scene

7:00am Friday 21st February 2014

THE Blackwall Tunnel, the Dartford Crossing, Loampit Vale... names to make any driver shudder. Here we rundown 10 tarmac terrors.

UPDATE: Woman nearly lost her toes in 'potentially life-threatening' Cutty Sark DLR escalator 'nightmare'

News Shopper: The Cutty Sark DLR escalator 'sped up, went backwards and trapped commuter's foot'

2:50pm Thursday 20th February 2014

A GREENWICH DLR station escalator is closed after a "potentially life-threatening" fault meant a woman nearly lost her toes in the machinery.

What are your train travel habits? Do you have favourite seats or places to stand on platform?

News Shopper: What are your seating or standing preferences when travelling by train?

6:00am Monday 17th February 2014

ARE you a creature of habit when travelling by train or do you like to mix things up?

Trains running again after Chelsfield landslip

News Shopper:

4:02pm Friday 14th February 2014

TRAINS heading south between Orpington and Sevenoaks are running again after a landslip at Chelsfield.

M2 partially reopens for north Kent commuters as 50ft sinkhole dealt with

News Shopper: sinkhole

7:51am Thursday 13th February 2014

THE M2 has partially reopened between junctions 5 and 6 as the Highways Agency gets to grips with a 50ft sinkhole.

Dartford Crossing closed due to high winds

News Shopper: The Dartford Crossing

2:40pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

THE Dartford Crossing has been closed due to high winds as a storm batters the south-east.

Commuter chaos in Chislehurst and Petts Wood due to roadworks

News Shopper: Three-month  bridge scheme to fix A2 bridge in Darenth starts

7:49am Wednesday 12th February 2014

DRIVERS in Chislehurst and Petts Wood are experiencing huge delays this morning.

Huge pothole opens on the M2, likely to cause disruption across News Shopper patch

News Shopper: sinkhole

4:44pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A HUGE 50 foot hole has opened up in the middle of the carriageway on the M2 closing the motorway.

Talks resume over London Underground as fresh Tube strike looms

News Shopper: Tube strike planned

9:27am Tuesday 11th February 2014

TALKS aimed at averting another strike by London Underground workers will resume today, just hours before the latest walkout is due to start.

Blackwall Tunnel approach accident cleared but severe A2 delays remain

News Shopper: Heavy traffic on A2 London-bound at Blackwall Tunnel

7:42am Tuesday 11th February 2014

AN ACCIDENT on the approach to the Blackwall Tunnel which backed traffic on the A2 all the way back to the M25 has been cleared.

UPDATE: Southeastern train delays through London Bridge till 8pm

News Shopper: COMMUTERS across the News Shopper patch have been hit by travel chaos this morning.

4:40pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

COMMUTERS across the News Shopper patch have been hit by travel chaos today - with disruption on Southeastern services through London Bridge set to continue until 8pm.

UPDATE: Forest Hill collision between bus and pedestrian leaves man in hospital with head injury

News Shopper: South Western Ambulance Service says it is striving to improve

10:00am Tuesday 4th February 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital with a head injury after a collision involving a pedestrian and a bus in Forest Hill yesterday (February 3).

UPDATE: Eltham Yorkshire Grey roundabout accident lorry 'narrowly missed learner driver on her test'

News Shopper: A picture of the scene

2:10pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

AN ELTHAM accident at the Yorkshire Grey roundabout has seen a lorry keel over and hit a van, narrowly missing a learner driver during her test.

Two-car crash at Danson Interchange brings A2 to standstill

News Shopper: Orpington bypass closed following crash on hard shoulder

11:04am Wednesday 29th January 2014

A TWO-car crash at the Danson Interchange near Blendon brought the London-bound A2 to a standstill on Tuesday evening.






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