Buses

Could Crowdfunding Be the Answer to TfL's Financial Woes?

Keith Prince | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Politics
Keith Prince

As the financial pressures on Transport for London (TfL) grow, it is more important than ever that it considers alternative ways of financing its grow...

Angry Man Who Told Muslim Woman To 'Speak English' Gets Brilliantly Corrected

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK

When Nigel Farage complained about the number of foreign languages spoken on public transport in Britain he probably didn't imagine the following scen...

Sadiq Khan's New London Bus Fare 'Will Make Life Cheaper'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK

Sadiq Khan has hit the ground running and announced the introduction of a new 'bus hopper' fare for Londoners on his second day in office. The new ma...

'Praise Allah' Advert On Buses In England Aimed At Helping Syrian Victims

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

Hundreds of buses across England will carry adverts praising Allah as part of a drive to highlight the plight of Syrians fleeing civil war during Rama...

London Bus Explosion Stunt Leaves 7/7 Families Reeling

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

A blockbuster film stunt that saw a bus blown up in the middle of central London has left residents raging, after they feared another '7/7'-style atta...

If Zac Thinks Electric Cars Will Abolish the Need for Buses, That Probably Means He's Never Been on One

Caroline Russell | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

My Twitter timeline has just exploded with reaction to an extraordinary interview that Zac Goldsmith gave to Nick Ferrari this morning. The headline ...

To Win Over Rural Communities, Labour Must Adopt a Transport Policy Beyond the Railways

Ben Wood | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Wood

Last week, Jeremy Corbyn announced his strategy to bring back the railways into public ownership. Considering the widespread public support for the policy, most in the party that are ideologically opposed have reserved their criticism. However, for Labour to win over rural communities, both in next year's regional elections and in 2020, the party must adopt a transport policy that stretches beyond the railways.

The Success Story That Transport for London Doesn't Believe

Darren Johnson | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

The next Mayor is faced with an air pollution crisis to solve and the knowledge that expanding our road network will just make that crisis worse. What we need is the same kind of determination as when London adopted the congestion charge. The only way London will work is if we reduce traffic at the same time as increasing our population. The next Mayor has to instil a sense of optimism into Transport for London. They have done it before, they can do it some more.

Catch the Bus Week

Mary Creagh | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mary Creagh

Buses serve the society and the economy, as well as offering a sustainable travel option. It has been a pleasure to support this year's celebration of the bus!

Cardiff - A Refection of What Could Be

Mik Scarlet | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

It's not just the big chains and shopping centre that is easy. Through out the city centre there are arcades of boutique style shops and restaurants, and pretty much all of these are equally accessible. Most of these are historic in nature and yet there has been great effort taken to ensure as many of them are as accessible as possible.

Panicked Passengers Flee Exploding London Bus

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

A London bus exploded sending a flaming tyre shooting across a busy street just moments after it's terrified passengers had escaped. Luckily for th...

Leave the Summer Behind

The Mac Twins | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

In these soggy autumnal times we are all aware that little droplets of joy aka a cup of something hot, can turn into a pool of contentment. Based on this theory we decided to share our list of little things to keep us buoyant during the Summer to Winter transitionary "cagoule" period.

Why No Solution to Oyster-Contactless 'Card Clash' on London's Tube and Buses?

Asa Cusack | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Asa Cusack

For most people the real issue is having to take out their Oyster various times a day instead of just pressing their wallet or purse against the reader. A trivial complaint? Perhaps, but with about 19 million Oyster journeys a day, that adds up to a lot of needless frustration. So why haven't TfL come up with a solution?

Bristol Workmen Have Actually Managed To Misspell 'Bus'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

At least if a bup should ever come along, it'll know where it needs to stop. Workmen have managed to misspell the word 'bus' during roadworks. "Bup...

London Buses Going 'Cash Free'? Stoopid Idea

Alexi Duggins | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexi Duggins

Yes TfL has started letting you bus it even if you have only one penny's worth of credit. And sure, if you're lucky enough to have a contactless debit card, you're probably fine. But let's face it: at some point, most of us are going to want to get a night bus, having run into negative Oyster balance. And then what, eh?

What Month Is Cheapest to Book Your Summer Holiday?

Sarah Willingham | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willingham

Should we be spending even MORE money straight after the festive season on so-called 'bargain holiday offers' or is there a savvier time to be booking our holidays? Could we in fact be saving hundreds of pounds by waiting? Well, the answer is a resounding YES!

Transparent LCD-Covered Bus Might Be The Future Of Annoying Transport

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Tech

Anyone who thinks the new London bus with two staircases and LED lights is too modern might want to look away now. A new concept for a city bus is ...

Accessible Transport Is Good for Everyone

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Public transport is an essential part of the infrastructure of any civilised society and therefore if disabled people are to achieve full equality as contributing citizens, it is important that public transport is as accessible as it can be, and by this I do not just mean wheelchair access but also a whole range of features so that transport is accessible to a wide range of people with differing impairments.

Avoid the Tube? Who Are They Kidding?

Danielle Lowe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Over the weekend TFL shared with the world a new idea of theirs, that they hope and think will really work. They've decided to hand leaflets out to people between Tooting Bec and Clapham North on the Northern Line to try to encourage them to take another method to get to work in the morning...

AMAZING Moment Deer Crashes Through Bus Windscreen - And Survives (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

This is the shocking moment a young deer crashes through the windscreen of a bus, and the panicked beast miraculously survives. Authorities from Ca...

Tackling the Big Four Issues on 2 May

Natalie Bennett | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Voters on 2 May will be making important choices about the direction of local communities and entire counties in the next four years; county and unitary councils have a big influences on social services, in housing and planning, transport and waste management, education and more

The Perils of the London Bus Commute

Danielle Warren | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Warren

Getting on a bus in Doncaster was always painful, but that was largely due to the fourteen year olds shouting from the back seat of the bus and scaring me to ever venture past the seats for the elderly or disabled. There are much bigger worries for the London bus traveller...

Off the Rails

B.J. Epstein | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Politics
B.J. Epstein

Considering what you get for the amount of money you pay for a rail journey in this country and considering how essential it is that we encourage people to use public transportation, this rise in fares is something we need to rail against.

Is A Deal With Virgin Over West Coast Mainline Near?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

Transport group Stagecoach delivered a 39% rise in half-year profits thanks to continued strong growth in its regional bus division. Chief executiv...

Charlie Thomas

FirstGroup Shareholders The Latest To Suffer From West Coast Flawed Bidding Fiasco

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK

Transport giant FirstGroup has been forced to freeze its dividend because of the uncertainty caused by the botched attempt to win the West Coast mainl...