UK Commuting

Six Ways a Bike Change Transformed My Cycle to Work

Stephen Hull | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Hull

It was the day I took my beloved road bike in for its fourth urgent health check in as many months that I felt it was time to make a decision I'd been avoiding for some time - I needed a better set of commuting wheels.

I Tried to Charm a Woman on the Train

Chris Rooney | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

She opened her mouth as if to speak then looked back at her book, a compendium of 15th Century Dutch art. We both had our headphones in. I took mine out and listened a while to the train chatter.

An Open Letter to Commuters Everywhere

Francesca Peak | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Peak

Move all the way down the carriage. People are going to squash on whether you're standing halfway down the aisle or at the very end. Take a dive through those sweaty bodies and use up all available space, before someone (read: me) passive-aggressively asks you to move down.

Rise of the Commuter Snoopers

Christian Toon | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Imagine the situation: you're on the train to a meeting, going over some papers and you need to leave the carriage to go grab a coffee from the buffet car. What do you do with your briefcase? You'll only be gone two minutes and your laptop is safely stowed in the office, so what's the harm in leaving it on your seat?

Tips for Commuting on the Train

Laura Blumenthal | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Blumenthal

I spend my life on the train. I've learnt a few tips on the way so let's get going with train etiquette and other crucial nuggets of information.

On The Train?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

If you're on your way to or from work, this might be up your street - YouGov has asked Londoners about the most annoying habits of fellow commuters. ...

Live Here, Work In London

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

Living in London is expensive. Really, really expensive. House asking prices rose £50,000 in one month recently, an astronomical price hike. So...

The Tube: Don't Cross The Line

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

Public transport is a common method of travel by many people across the globe, yet somehow some people still haven't mastered the art of getting it right. We have people that seem to think that they are the only one in a rush to get to a certain place, that they are the only one on the tube or that nobody around them has any transport requirements.

Tech Caress: Should We Treat Our Tech More Like Boba Fett?

Simon Pont | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Tech
Simon Pont

What I like about travelling by morning train, beyond the fact it doesn't involve cycling, is how I'm awake to what everyone else in the carriage is up to. Of course, what they're doing is what I'm doing.

Bombay - A Commute From Hell

Priya Shah | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Priya Shah

As I reflect on my experiences in India so far, one daily pain I have to endure is my commute to work. That is, four hours a day spent travelling to and from work. This is normal, of course; plenty of people spend a sizeable part of their day just commuting to work as in a developed, modern society, often we live further away from our work than we desire...

Exercise Your Right for Clean Air

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Will air pollution become partly responsible for sedentary lifestyles in the future? Will people avoid going for a run outdoors or perhaps choose the bus to work instead of cycling or walking, in fear of their health? This has been playing on my mind for the past few days now, as more news stories emerged highlighting air pollution levels across the world.

Commuting

Emily Sargent | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Emily Sargent

I am the antithesis of an organised commuter - I just can't get my packing right. 8am: I usually arrive at Brighton station, late, and hurriedly buy ...

Sex, Sciatica And My Don Draper Moment

Grant Feller | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

I often think I could have been (could be?) Don Draper - obviously - and always want to endure the train commute in and out of town dressed in an immaculate Mad Men outfit. And one day, most importantly, I'll add the stiff-brimmed Fedora. That's the important bit.

Cycle to Work: Just Say 'No' to Bargain Hunt

Joe Williams | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Williams

Cycling provides a brilliant antidote sickness and the costs associated with it. We recently discovered that 68% of people that use our National Cycle Network threw not a single sickie last year. Just by riding to work every day, we can improve our health to such an extent that we reduce the number of sick days we take to almost half.

Train Punctuality: Are We Measuring the Wrong Thing?

Karan Chadda | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics
Karan Chadda

Here's a question that's not often asked: what if train punctuality is a false measure? Perhaps commuter punctuality is what we should really care about? Instead of the number of trains getting to stations on time, perhaps we would get more useful information if we tracked the number of people being delivered to stations on time.

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...

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.

A Three-Month Flirtation With a Stranger on a Train

The Guyliner | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Commuting is a dull, necessary evil only a few of us can avoid. Usually, I work from home, the full journey from bed to office via bathroom taking around 90 seconds. But, on landing myself a new contract in a suburb of London, I am to rejoin the rat race I'd so fondly missed.

From Bed to Desk in Less Than 60 Minutes

Jonathan Ambrose | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Ambrose

Not only do you save on public transport by working close to home, but you can also save money on expensive food and overpriced lattés. At some point we've all been guilty of spending an eyebrow raising amount of our pay packet on over-priced and over-salted lunch meals.

Why Cycling to Work Should Be Your Number One New Year's Resolution

Harry Cockburn | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cockburn

While Britain is entering its traditional period of detox after the festive excesses, commuters ought to be re-assessing the all-round gains that can be made by taking to two wheels and celebrating rather than loathing their journey to work.

'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...

Stage Your Own Derren Brown's Apocalypse

Toby Earle | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Toby Earle

Commuting; it's disgusting. Aboard a morning rush hour train you become more acquainted with a neighbour's elbow than its owner, are forced to listen to shrill one-sided perspectives of personal crises, and are forced into positions yogis only achieve after years of spine-worrying atop a mountain.

Where to Meet Your Next Lover: The Daily Commute

The Guyliner | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Sympathy eyes are an unspoken sign between two commuters that a third commuter is getting on their tits. Don't forget, from tiny acorns of simmering, shared hate, mighty oaks of frenetic sex in rail station toilets grow.

Rush Hour Crush

Amy Whitear | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK
Amy Whitear

If there's one thing London thing I'm not completely sold on, it's commuters. Living south of the river, I've managed to live in blissful ignorance when it comes to the underground; my nearest tube stations are both over a half an hour's walk away.