Public Transportation

London Buses Going 'Cash Free'? Stoopid Idea

Alexi Duggins | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexi Duggins

Yes TfL has started letting you bus it even if you have only one penny's worth of credit. And sure, if you're lucky enough to have a contactless debit card, you're probably fine. But let's face it: at some point, most of us are going to want to get a night bus, having run into negative Oyster balance. And then what, eh?

There's An AI That's Controlling Thousands Of Humans

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech

Following the recent news that a company is ready to unveil its first sentient computer, it now transpires that artificial intelligence is already bei...

Generation Gap 2.0: Is There Any Reason to Panic?

Madalina Ciobanu | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madalina Ciobanu

A couple of months ago, a University assignment brought a long-disputed issue to my attention - the so-called 'generation gap'.

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.

Accessible Transport Is Good for Everyone

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Public transport is an essential part of the infrastructure of any civilised society and therefore if disabled people are to achieve full equality as contributing citizens, it is important that public transport is as accessible as it can be, and by this I do not just mean wheelchair access but also a whole range of features so that transport is accessible to a wide range of people with differing impairments.

Avoid the Tube? Who Are They Kidding?

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

Over the weekend TFL shared with the world a new idea of theirs, that they hope and think will really work. They've decided to hand leaflets out to people between Tooting Bec and Clapham North on the Northern Line to try to encourage them to take another method to get to work in the morning...

HS2: U-turn If You Want to, the Train Is Not for Turning

Alex Porter | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Porter

As public and parliamentary support for HS2 falls, surely it is only a matter of time before one of the parties changes their position. At the rate things are going, the debate may well descend into a race to see who will be the one to push the plans well and truly off the rails.

Keep Cool and Carry On

Andrew Millard | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK
Andrew Millard

To avoid disruption to day-to-day operations and ensure workers don't have to endure further travel misery on sweltering trains and packed motorways, there is a compelling argument for equipping them with remote access and web conferencing technologies that will help them remain productive even if they cannot get into work.

Should Children Be Allowed To Travel On Buses For Free?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Politics

Children could be offered free bus travel under plans being considered by the Liberal Democrats. Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg w...

Trials and Tribulations of Disabled Travel

Stef Benstead | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stef Benstead

I travelled in to my local city recently. Not a big deal, given I live only 11 miles from the centre. Except now I can't walk even 100 metres in one go. So when I had two days' notice of a meeting I wanted to attend, it took more planning than a perusal of time tables and more effort than a half-mile stroll.

AMAZING Moment Deer Crashes Through Bus Windscreen - And Survives (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

This is the shocking moment a young deer crashes through the windscreen of a bus, and the panicked beast miraculously survives. Authorities from Ca...

Off the Rails

B.J. Epstein | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Politics
B.J. Epstein

Considering what you get for the amount of money you pay for a rail journey in this country and considering how essential it is that we encourage people to use public transportation, this rise in fares is something we need to rail against.

The Great Railway Robbery

Andrew Smith | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Hot on the heels of the Olympic we have been given yet another firmly entrenched tradition which will unite the nation. This time it's not a good one, in fact it a horrible and universally unpopular one. I am of course referring to the great annual railway robbery.

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.

Network Rail Boss: We're In Catch-Up Mode

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics

Britain's railways are on course to miss their targets for improvement, the head of Network Rail admitted to MPs on Tuesday morning. David Higgins...

To Shave or Not to Shave: Brown and Bearded in Britain

Ritwik Deo | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Ritwik Deo

I am an Indian living in Britain. I hate shaving. Having never been a creature of habit, I detest the sheer routine of tepid water and lacerated skin. This persistent sanding down of pebbledash on my face; what for? I am content with a bit of beard. Leave me be.

Rail Passengers Hit By Fresh Delays After More Cable Thefts

PA | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

Rail passengers have suffered fresh delays because of another incident of cable theft, a problem a union leader said was now "out of control"...