UK Commuting

Six Best Podcasts: What To Listen To

Thomas Church | Posted 24.08.2016 | 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 17.08.2016 | 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 27.07.2016 | 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 04.06.2016 | 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 04.05.2016 | 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 18.03.2016 | 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 10.03.2016 | 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 20.01.2016 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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 15.10.2015 | 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 12.10.2015 | 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.

I Was Late Home Last Night

Frankie Lowe | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frankie Lowe

That's the thing, isn't it? It's one thing to moan about the selfish bridge jumper when you're at the back of a three mile pile-up, but it's another thing when you have felt the very vehicle you are sitting in steamroller over flesh and bones.

The Five Tribes of Cycling Commuter

Adam Stones | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Stones

It's Cycle to Work day on Thursday so we can expect thousands more people taking power to the pedal as they shake up their daily commute. If you're one of them, good on you. But so you don't feel out of place, here's a quick guide to the other cyclists you're likely to meet on the street...

Commuters 'Made To Give Up Their Seats For First Class Customers'

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

One First Great Western customer has caused a Twitter storm after claiming that standard class passengers were asked to give up their seats to first c...

London: The Supernova City

Alasdair Rae | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Tech
Alasdair Rae

These images are based on commuting data released earlier this year by the Office for National Statistics and show the commuting links between different cities in London and the south east. The point here is that, seen in this way, London is very much the 'mega city' depicted by the late urbanist Sir Peter Hall in his study of urban mega city regions of Europe.

In Defence of Doing Your Makeup on the Tube

Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Style
Rosy Cherrington

We can't all be blessed with the Kardashian Khromosones or plucked from the same exquisite gene pool as Victoria's Secret models, so sometimes I like to draw on myself to feel better. But should that compromise my precious sleeping time?

Are Commuters in Danger of Losing Their Humanity?

Tom Beetham | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Beetham

I am writing this, quite fittingly, on the train. My train - our train. After three weeks catching the 7.13 I began to feel like we were bonding: the ...

Moving to the Country

Robbie Knox | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Robbie Knox

In my mind my life was going to change overnight as I slotted smoothly into the community, winning marrow growing contests whilst rising to a position of power within the WI. But what's the reality? Here's what I've learnt about moving to the country, so you don't have to.

Creating a National Powerhouse

Stephen Fear | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

Government must take the lead on infrastructure. Creating thought out, integrated transport links within our top ten cities would be a start. Turning each into a mini London in terms of linking remote areas of each city.

Power Cut Chaos Sees Commuters Evacuated From Trains By Firefighters

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK

• Outage saw all Southern train services unable to run through Victoria • 904 passengers evacuated from one train • One train was stuck for si...

Every London Commuter Will Be Able To Relate To This Southeastern Railway Parody Twitter Account

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy

A journey of a thousand miles must start with a single delay. #Southeastern— Southeastern (@Se_Raleway) March 4, 2015 Southeastern trains run, as ...

The Most Politically Incorrect Train Announcement Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK

UPDATE 17/03/2015: This article has been expanded to include the full statement from South West. Commuters on a South West Trains service at Basing...