UK Commuters

Could This Jacket Help Fight Against Flu?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the sound of a commuter's sneeze sends shivers down your spine, fear not. This new jacket may help protect you against flu and other nasty viruses....

There's A Reason You Never Get Signal On The Train

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech

A study by Global Wireless Solutions has revealed the shockingly low performance of phone signal coverage on commuter routes in and out of London. ...

Could Getting The Bus To Work Help You Lose Weight?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From dodging traffic jams to cramming onto a packed train carriage, the daily commute is a stressful event that most of us wouldn't wish on our worst ...

Why the London Underground Sucks

Carina Maggar | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carina Maggar

The London Underground. It's dusty, it's grimy and it's full of people's body odours that I care not to sample. If i wanted your armpit shoved up against my chin, i'd be in a relationship with you. Then there are the breed of people who think it's acceptable to eat curries/pasties/burgers in such a confined place. This was my horrific experience recently:

Sick Of Cramped Commutes? This Vest May Solve All Your Problems...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK

Sick of your face being shmooshed into someone's armpit? Your head being used as a book rest? Feeling violated before you've even got into work? Cr...

Automation of Services and People - Are You Kidding Me?

Danielle Lowe | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

A spring is certainly present in a lot of Londoners steps right now. They're pleased to hear that they can party all night and take multiple methods of transport home rather than dashing for the last tube or trying to find where that night bus goes from. However, there are so many issues with this idea.

Smoke Alert Aboard Rush-Hour Train

PA | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

Passengers on a rush-hour train have been led to safety after smoke was reported underneath the rear four carriages. Travellers on the 7.17am Londo...

Are UKBA Officers Racially Profiling Commuters?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics

Immigration officers have been accused of racial profiling and heavy-handed tactics during visa checks at a London tube station. Four "burly men" i...

Trains Standing Room Only For Many Travellers

Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

More than 100,000 London-bound rail commuters - a fifth of the overall total - have to stand at the busiest times of the morning rush-hour, according ...

Eurostar Falls Victim To The Snow

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Travel chaos caused by the snow has reached the Channel Tunnel with Eurostar cancelling of its services. The company had been running some trains e...

PICTURES: More Travel Misery As Wintry Weather Continues To Bite

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Mid-March travel misery has continued for millions with roads shut, trains cancelled and flights disrupted by the late blasts of winter. After a ni...

'That'll Be An Extra Child Ticket, Madam'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

A baby girl has been born on a train packed full of commuters. The Southeastern train was delayed at West Malling in Kent while the infant was deli...

Fares Fair: Flexible Ticketing and Rebates for Commuters Working from Home

Roger Evans | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics
Roger Evans

Commuters should have the option of, for example, buying a three-day per week Travelcard. This would make part-time working more affordable for commuters and should encourage those who are able to work from home to do so more often.

Half Of Brits Drive To Work - But Londoners Spark Boom In Cycling

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Half of people (50%) working in London primarily use public transport to travel to work, according to the 2011 Census. This compares with nearly a ...

Britain's Most Overcrowded Commuter Journey Revealed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK

Commuters crammed into rush-hour trains would probably consider their own service to be the most overcrowded in the country. But the busiest route ...

'Intolerable' Rail Season Tickets Attacked

PA | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

Some rail season ticket holders will face fare rises of almost 6% in January, it has been revealed. An annual ticket from Canterbury in Kent to Lon...

Watch: Shocking Footage Of Collapsed Man Ignored By Commuters

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

This unbelievable footage shows commuters and London Underground staff ignoring a man as he collapses on a packed tube on Wednesday. As he falls, f...

Shock Inflation Rise To Push Rail Fares Even Higher

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK

Hard-hit rail commuters face a greater-than-expected 6.2% hike in average fares in the new year after official figures revealed a shock rise in the in...

Public Transport Games?

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

The doom-mongers gleefully predicted "gridlock", "transport meltdown" and "commuter hell". Monday 30 July was the day it was all supposed to go pear-shaped. To find out what it was actually like I took a tour round some of London's venues by a range of different transport options.

ON...London Welcomes the World - It's Boris's 'BIG ONE'

Martin Treanor | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

So it's Friday 27th July 2012 and, after 7 years of exhausting preparations, London is welcoming the world. For my part, I'm standing at Charing Cros...

Olympics 2012: Feeling Sick About The Commute?

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The Olympic transport misery that everyone's been predicting is on finally on its way. Athletes began pouring into the Olympic village today, accor...

Olympics 2012: 'Thick Of It' Style Video To Help Commuters

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

"Re-mode, reduce and re-time". That's the catchy phrase used by Transport Secretary Justine Greening to describe how we need to change our commuter be...

Baldrick's Cunning Plan For The Commute

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Blackadder star Tony Robinson has come up with a cunning plan to make the morning commute more bearable. The actor and presenter has teamed up with...

Rail Travel in the UK: Why So Many First Class Carriages?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

My wife and I arrived at Paddington railway station on Sunday lunchtime after a wet cold weekend in London. We were at the head of the queue entering the platform to board the train to Exeter. As I walked along the platform I counted three first class carriages out of a total of eight.

UK Weather: Lightning Strikes On Train Network Create Travel Chaos

PA | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

Rush-hour commuters faced widespread travel disruption on Thursday after lightning struck an electrical substation, causing many trains to be cancelle...