Rail Travel

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: A Minefield of Frustration for the Modern-Day Traveller

Thomas Drexler | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Thomas Drexler

At the moment, some transport modes, such as rail, are not yet fully integrated into the travel ecosystem. Travellers don't always know there is a potential train service for their particular journey, because it's just not visible at that particular point of the travel selection process. Rail operators need to make their information available and connect themselves with other transport modes in order to provide the customer with genuine choice.

What Does HS2 Mean for the UK?

Thomas Drexler | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Drexler

Whilst I've worked in the rail industry for over a decade, I am first and foremost a rail traveller. And although I am currently living in Madrid, I am a regular traveller on the European rail network. So when I first heard about the proposed HS2 high-speed rail plans, one of my first thoughts was "what will this do for me?"

Tasting the Benelux Countries by Rail

Stuart Forster | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

I've often wondered why rail travel provides more opportunities to converse than air travel and I've concluded that much of it has to be linked to the fact people have more space and sometimes sit facing each other during journeys. Seeing the historic Belgian city of Namur through the carriage windows, the dense forestation of the Ardennes and the skyline of Rotterdam prompted conversation among the people with whom I was sitting.

Disabled Suffer Abuse On Railways

PA | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

More than a quarter of disabled rail passengers have suffered a hate crime or abuse, according to a survey. Abuses have been reported by as many as...

Rail Fares on the Rise: The Challenge of Change

Alexander Jan | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
Alexander Jan

Unlike buying a car or new kitchen, the hard pressed commuter of today is often paying for improvements that will be enjoyed years from now. When upgrades do arrive, the benefits are often taken up in the form of catering for increased demand.

PHOTOS: 'We're Lucky To Be Alive'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

Christmas preparations will be on hold for thousands of people up and down the UK as they brace themselves against the possibility of further flooding...

'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...

Rail Fare Increases To Be Capped, Announces David Cameron

PA | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Politics

Rail commuters received some good news today when the Government announced that the annual fare rises in January 2013 and January 2014 will not be as ...

Olympic Train Travel Misery As Cable Thieves Strike

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK

Cable thieves has left Olympic travellers and commuters stranded for up to 90 minutes on the eve of the Games, as they headed for London on First Capi...

'Publicly Degraded': Train Guard Abuses Disabled Man

Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

The first quadriplegic sailor to sail solo across the Atlantic was told by a guard he could not board a train because his electric wheelchair would da...

How Safe Can You Get?

Tim Fenton | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Politics
Tim Fenton

Travelling by train is, statistically, far safer than travelling by car - in terms of distance travelled, around ten times safer - but some persist in pushing the line that somehow the railway does not care about safety, or at least that it does not take it seriously enough.

HS2 - Why Oh Why?

Tim Leunig | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics
Tim Leunig

Sadly the idea of building a high speed rail line from North to South is in the news again. The idea is to spend £30bn or so building a new line from London to Birmingham. This will cut journey times, and increase capacity.