UK Commuting

On Your Bike

Simon Elson | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Elson

If I said there was a way you could save serious money and get fitter/lose weight, you would probably think I'm an hypnotist plugging my latest book. Well I'm not and I don't need you to keep your eyes on a pendant I'm swinging in front of your face.

How To Survive Your Daily Commute

Izzy McRae | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

If I ever get ahead of myself, and start thinking how well I am managing to keep calm and happy in this crazy city, all I need to do is take the tube in rush hour. 20 minutes of having people barging past me, pushing their backpacks into my face as I try to find a place to stand where I can hold onto something to avoid falling into the person next to me as the train stops...I completely lose my zen.

Escape To The Country Or Stay In The City?   

Victoria Fox | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Fox

I'm sure you've all had the dream, as you shout to make yourself heard over police sirens for the kids to get their shoes on, then dodge dog poo dashing them to school, before you're late to work because you got stuck in traffic/the train was late/tube was delayed.

8 Commuter Changes To Help You Live Your Best Monday Morning Life

Claudia Canavan | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s Monday morning again. You wake up, shower, maybe start the day with a few sun salutations. You’re feeling good - what could possibly spoil yo...

How Commuting For More Than 30 Minutes Could Be Damaging Your Health

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Standing on a packed train with someone’s armpit in your face doesn’t just leave you starting work in a bad mood. Long commutes are hitting the he...

How Commuting Is Turning Electric And Saving The Environment

Phillip Othen | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech

Twice a day, the world experiences a mass migration of people, moving in their hundreds of millions – if not billions – over distances that might ...

Yes, Chris Grayling, Cyclists Do Count As Road Users

Katie Teehan | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics
Katie Teehan

Let's create a cycling - and pedestrian-friendly city. That doesn't mean penalising motorists, it means promoting cycling and protecting vulnerable road users so we can all get around safely. Having a transport secretary who acknowledges the right of cyclists to be on the road in the first place would be a good place to start.

Sadiq Khan's Spin Is Derailing Devolution

Keith Prince | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Prince

This morning Sadiq Khan issued a press release in which he made five pledges to suburban Londoners listing improvements that he claims would happen if the Government devolves control of suburban rail to Transport for London.

Mum Caught In Train Row Because Passenger Didn't Want To Sit By 'Screaming Baby'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who was carrying a baby on a Thameslink train was told by another passenger that she couldn’t sit down because she didn’t have a first class...

The Rush Hour Commute Is Quite Literally Killing Us

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech

Just in case you weren’t already enjoying sitting stationary in gridlock traffic, here’s something to make you feel a little better about the situ...

Cycle To Work Every Day

Daniel Leather | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Sport
Daniel Leather

Wednesday 14 September saw yet another successful Cycle To Work Day in the UK. With unprecedented numbers of Brits ditching their cars and season tickets to ride into work.

Six Best Podcasts: What To Listen To

Thomas Church | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Church

Every day I cycle an hour to work and listen to podcasts. It's my favourite thing to do while riding and turns a commute into a productive, educational moment. Here is a list of six best podcasts you should listen to, particularly if you are interested in health, business, productivity, entrepreneurship and comedy.

Commuting For Long Hours Might Be Making You Put On Weight

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Commuters add an extra 800 calories to their diets every week as a result of their journey to and from work, a new report has found. Research from the...

Rush Hour Commuting Takes On A Whole New Turn

Dan Flanagan | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Comedy
Dan Flanagan

Three hours a day, five days a week, twenty days a month. That's sixty hours being penned in, thinking you've had a right result if you managed to get a seat, even if it was beside a sweaty reprobate with the personal hygiene standards of a sumo-wrestler on a dirty protest in a Bikram Yoga session.

Six Things I've Learned About Commuting With a Toddler

Katie Dickerson | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Dickerson

We're not talking about a simple car commute, here. We're talking about a half-hour ride on a public bus through a busy city, followed by a long walk down a very steep hill with one-year-old who refuses to get into a push chair. Getting to work is almost as exhausting as actually working. So here's what I've learned so far...

The Southern Rail Nightmare Goes On

Tom Walters | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK
Tom Walters

We're now in the fifth week of Southern Rail madness. Five weeks of sudden cancellations, unhealthily packed trains and increasingly futile attempts by the Southern Rail customer service team to blame it all on 'staff sickness'.

Don't Pay to Go to Work - Cut the Cost of Your Commute

Sarah Willingham | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK
Sarah Willingham

We certainly need to start getting savvier about how we travel to and from work. Just making some simple tweaks to our journey could save hundreds of pounds of our hard earned salaries, so it is definitely worth the effort!

The Future of Cycling in London

Ken Shuttleworth | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK
Ken Shuttleworth

Whether we're discussing how to make our roads safer or the environmental benefits of getting more people to commute by bike, cycling is a topic that many of us feel passionately about. Cycling is an integral and increasingly important part of London's transport network, but there is still a long way to go before it becomes as inclusive, safe and widely enjoyed here as it is in the likes of Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

In Defence of London

Laura Maisey | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

London is a reflection on our own willingness to embrace opportunity. If we can see other alternatives but dismiss them then continue to moan about the choices we have made, then London is not the problem. We are.

Commuter Chaos As Kings Cross Station Evacuated At Peak Of Rush Hour

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

London's Kings Cross station was thrown into chaos on Tuesday morning as hundreds of commuters were evacuated. Emergency at King's Cross station! ?...

The Great Train Robbery - Why This Government Is Mugging Us Off

Kylie Barton | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Kylie Barton

We, the commuters, look forward to hearing more about these trials, and plead with parliament to take The Railway Bill seriously, we have had enough.

Everything You Need To Know About London Travel This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris & Jack Sommers | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

As the festive period draws ever nearer, it’s important to make sure you know exactly how you’re going to get around - so don’t be caught out by...

As Rail Fares Rise Again, Commuters Are Entitled to Ask Just Where Their Extra Money Is Going

Lilian Greenwood | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Politics
Lilian Greenwood

A 1% rise might seem relatively small, but set against fare rises in previous years it represents an overall increase of 25% since 2010. On the most expensive routes this means that some passengers are paying over a thousand pounds more, each year, just to get to work.

Train Club - Metros, Mayhem, BO

Olivia Tilley | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Tilley

Thousands of people cram themselves into train carriages every day, slowly losing the will to live whilst spooning complete strangers.

Bog Post: You Faint Hearted?

Ian Watson | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

As I sit on the bog for the 6th time this morning, gas mask in one hand, Germolene in the other, 'Ring of fire' on the iPod. I wonder what I could possibly have eaten to make my insides so rancid.