National Rail

7 Ways People Have Had To Change Their Lives Because Of Rising Rail Fares

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK

Furious commuters are planning protests over the annual train fare price rise - and it has been revealed that millions have already had to drastically...

Why We Should Look Closer To Home For Adventure

Charlie Hainsworth | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Hainsworth

Every year many Brits travel abroad in search of the beauty in our world. As the very fortunate individual chosen as 16-25 Railcard's first Chief Adventure Officer, it is my job to show the Great British public why they should be looking closer to home, embracing a staycation, and exploring all our nation has to offer.

Teenager Charlie Hainsworth Is Paid £10K For Britain's Ultimate Part-Time Job

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Many students have a part-time job while they are at uni. Some work in their local pub to earn extra cash, while others stack supermarket shelves. An...

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.

Nationalisation Is Not Against EU Law

Sam Fowles | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

Sorry Nigel but EU law will not prohibit a properly handled nationalisation of energy utilities.

Always Forget Your Railcard? We've Got Some Very Good News

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.09.2015 | UK

Railcards are great - who doesn’t love getting a hefty chunk off an expensive train ticket? But most people have experienced that awful moment wh...

Two Hospitalised After 'Low Speed Collision' At Kings Cross

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

Two people have been left hospitalised after a train collided with railway buffers at Kings Cross Station in London. The incident took place just a...

National Rail Strikes Called Off After Fresh Pay Rise Brokered

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK

A strike by Network Rail workers has been cancelled following an updated pay offer. The RMT Union had called for its members to walk out on Thursday a...

Looks Like Getting To Work Is Going To Be Rather Tricky On Thursday

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

Commuters are set to face multiple days of travel misery after Network Rail workers voted to stage not one, but three days of strikes. Members of t...

Why You're Return To Work Commute Was A Nightmare...

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

Commuters have endured a difficult return to work due to problems on main line trains as well as the Tube. Passengers on the busy London to Scotlan...

There Is Now a Golden Opportunity For Taking the Railway Back Into Public Ownership

Katy Clark | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Katy Clark

abour is finally shifting ground on the railways with a real debate going on in the party about public ownership. It is widely recognised that privatisation has been a colossal failure. Despite record levels of public subsidy we have the highest fares in Europe and private sector investment and innovation is non-existent.

Student Beans' Offers Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

This week's Student Beans offers, exclusive to HuffPost UK Students... Free Palmers Cocoa Butter Get yours now... Samsung Galaxy S3 + Unlimit...

WATCH: Man 'Entertains' Fellow Passengers On Liverpool To London Train

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Comedy

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the internet's latest star: a passenger on a Liverpool Lime Street to London train one Sunday in March. Captured by fell...

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...

Potters Bar Train Crash 'Will Reoccur' If Cost-Cutting Measures Go Ahead

PA | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK

Tragedies like the Potters Bar train crash will reoccur if proposed cost-cutting measures are introduced on the railways, unions warned before the 10t...

Human Remains Found By Rail Line

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

Detectives are investigating after suspected human remains were found near a railway line. A skull and other bones were discovered by workers clear...

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...

Fares Are Mean And Weather's Foul: Travel Chaos Greets Commuters

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Commuters faced a grim start to the new year, as the first full working day of 2012 was marked by fare rises, union protests, driving rain and stormy ...

Commuters Face Rush Hour Delays As Fare Rises Set To Hit

Posted 28.12.2011 | UK

Rail users already facing above-inflation fare rises next week, also had to contend with delays to some rush-hour services as they returned to work af...

Scottish Rail Workers Plan Christmas Strike

PA | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK

Rail services could be disrupted from Christmas eve as signal workers in Scotland stage a 72-hour walkout in a row over career progression. The Rai...

Commuter Protest Bubbles up as Train Fares Rise Above Inflation for Yet Another Year

Sophie Allain | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK
Sophie Allain

It's never nice to find out that a household bill has gone up, but for many rail commuters finding out just before Christmas that their season ticket will cost hundreds of pounds more next year is all the more galling. The average wage is certainly not going up, the rising cost of living is hitting many families hard and the increase in rail fares will do nothing to help.

British Rail Workers 'Told To Learn German'

PA | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

Rail workers are being told to take German lessons as part of their training course for operating new track equipment, it has been revealed. Staff ...

Reports Of Escaped Lion Cause Delays For Train Passengers In Yorkshire

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

Rail passengers are used to being given all sorts of reasons for delays - but 'lion on the line' doesn't tend to be one of them. Travellers hoping ...