Buses

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

Asa Cusack | Posted 17.09.2014 | 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...

PHOTO: Man Tries To Board Train With A Sheep

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Thinking of jumping on a UK bus or train with your pet cow, goat or sheep in tow? Stop right there! A long-standing rule states that livestock are...

Olympic Bus Driver Arrested After Cyclist Death Crash

PA | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

The driver of an official Olympic bus has been arrested after a cyclist was knocked down and killed. The 28-year-old died last night after being hi...

I Can't Stand Labour; But I Will Be Voting for Ken

Lisa Egan | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics
Lisa Egan

It saddens me that Ken rejoined Labour after serving his first term as London Mayor as an independent candidate. I would feel much happier putting my mark next to his name if he weren't affiliated with a party I have no love for.

Students Wage War On Buses Over 'Ageist' Passes

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Mature students at a university have launched a campaign after deeming a bus company "ageist" for saying they are too old for a discounted bus pass. ...

City Cycling - Breaking the Law Meant Reducing the Risk

Imogen Clements | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK
Imogen Clements

Have been following with interest The Times' highly worthy campaign to make cycling safer in our cities. I used to cycle regularly across London to work.

Fatal Crash As Roads Turn Icy In Winter Weather Freeze

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

A young man died after his car collided with a lorry in icy conditions early today. The collision happened on the A470 in Powys near the Storey Arm...

Wintry Weather Wreaks Havoc On Rail And Roads

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

Wintry weather is set to cause widespread disruption across transport routes in England and Wales following significant overnight snowfall and sub-zer...

Space-Age Driverless Pods Replace Buses At Terminal 5

The Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Tech

Heathrow Airport has unveiled a driverless pod system designed to replace some bus services. Called ULTra (Urban Light Transit), the UK-designed ...

Topless Men Banned From Brighton Buses

Metro | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK

Topless men have been banned from buses in Brighton in a bid to prevent sweaty seats. The Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company claim that there new r...