UK Rail

Chris Grayling Slammed For Allowing HS2 Staff To 'Waste' £5m On Train Fares

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has been slammed for allowing HS2 staff to “waste” more than £5 million on train fares in four years. Labour t...

HS2 Will Be A Disaster, But Politicians Lack The Bottle To Give It The Boot

Joe Rukin | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
Joe Rukin

No-one expects that the next Government will have an easy time. But remarkably, despite an almost inevitable backdrop of more cuts in public services, politicians are queuing up to embrace the ongoing festering sore of more delays and more billions on a project, only wanted by those planning to rake in those billions. All the evidence shows HS2 will be a disaster, but what do politicians care about evidence?

Southern Rail: We the People Have Had Enough

Tom Walters | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Tom Walters

Eleven weeks have now passed and the delays, cancellations and severe overcrowding have continued. Commuters rocking forwards and backwards at the prospect of being late for work, missing client meetings or not making it back on time to put kids to bed.

Major News For HS3 And Crossrail In George Osborne's Budget Tomorrow

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

George Osborne is set to give the green light to major rail developments in the north of England and London in his Budget on Wednesday. The Chancellor...

It's International Women's Day - Let's All Blaze a Trail of Our Own

Adeline Ginn | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Adeline Ginn

International Women's Day presents the opportunity to celebrate female trail blazers, women who have climbed the career ladder and are now actively extending the rungs down to the rest of us and also those who are working with us and supporting us in doing so. So if you find yourself at a career crossroads, perhaps take a moment to ponder their advice and ask yourself, what is truly important to you in your next career step and how might you blaze a trail of your own?

Don't Think Roadworks Removal Will Save You From Christmas Travel 'Hell'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK

Motorists are being warned to expect delays on the roads this festive season despite hundreds of miles of roadworks being removed by 6am Wednesday to ...

Is Unconscious Bias Holding You Back?

Adeline Ginn | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK
Adeline Ginn

We must unlearn our current beliefs and relearn new ones. One of the best ways to eliminate a bias is to prove it wrong through personal experience and engagement. Draw on other people; engage in a conversation with someone different from ourselves. Get to know other people as individuals and take note of how they can dispel the biases we might hold.

Is Rail Nationalisation a Vote-Winner?

Peter Kellner | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

For obvious reasons, politicians love to claim that their policies are popular. The more they can show that they are on the side of the voters, the easier it is to win votes. Jeremy Corbyn thinks he is onto a vote-winner with his plan to renationalise Britain's railways. Is he?

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

Thomas Drexler | Posted 17.05.2014 | 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.

Savings Drive For £50bn HS2 Project 'Hasn't Found A Single Bean'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics

High speed rail campaigners have accused officials managing the £50 billion High Speed Rail 2 project of not finding a "single bean" in savings. ...

Could HS2 Be The Death Of Camden Market?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

Every Saturday morning, it's the scene of hundreds of shy goth teens, holding hands in striped neon hoodies, of foreign students with backpacks poring...

Ned Simons

17 Tory MPs Rebel Against Multi-Billion HS2 Rail Plan | Ned Simons | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Politics

MPs have overwhelmingly voted in favour of constructing the multi-billion new high-speed rail line known as HS2, but 17 Tory MPs rebelled against the ...

Time to End the Myths About Nationalisation and East Coast

Martin Griffiths | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Politics
Martin Griffiths

Maria Eagle's call to effectively renationalise the rail network is so dangerous and backward-looking. Her view is based on phoney economics and is a brazen attempt to rewrite history. She has ignored the facts about the failing, worn out nationalised railway of yesterday and the modern, growing and successful railway of today.

Mind the 'Communications' Gap

Tom Clive | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Tom Clive

Train operators must set aside their differences and communicate as one, unified voice in a far more structured manner (on a more consistent basis) to show exactly what parts of our railway infrastructure are being improved.

France By Train Part I: Lille

Zahra Razavi | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

On a summer's day in July, we leave behind a rain-flustered London in the middle of an otherworldly thunderstorm following Britain's hottest day in years. The train speeds through English countryside until we're in the darkness of the Eurotunnel, and then - in what seems like the blink of an eye - we find ourselves on French soil.

Trains Standing Room Only For Many Travellers

Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

More than 100,000 London-bound rail commuters - a fifth of the overall total - have to stand at the busiest times of the morning rush-hour, according ...

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.

Why I am a NIMBY

Nikki Sinclaire | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Nikki Sinclaire

We NIMBYs have plenty of reasons for objecting to the London-Birmingham High Speed Rail Link. It cuts a motorway-wide swathe through 150 designated nature sites, including ten SSIs and four nature reserves, without adequate consultation.

Four Reasons to Visit Aachen

Gareth Johnson | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

The whole trip took about four hours from the centre of London to the centre of Aachen - no endless hanging around airports and you can take as much luggage as you can carry.

Fresh Travel Warnings As Heavy Snow Forecast To Hit Britain

PA | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

People across swathes of the UK are being warned of potential disruption as heavy snow is forecast for Friday. The Met Office has issued an "amber"...

Rail Fares Minister Simon Burns Prefers Commuting By Chauffeur-Driven Car

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Rail fares minister Simon Burns is under fire after it emerged he shuns commuting by train in favour of a costly chauffeur driven government car. A...

Going Anywhere For Christmas?

PA | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

People heading off for the great Christmas getaway are finding their travel plans in peril as rail failures and floods stalled journeys for millions. ...

Millions Abandon Britain For Festive Period

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK

Wintery wet weather and torrid traffic congestion is hitting the country as nearly four million Britons head abroad for the festive period. Those s...

Why High Heels, Alcohol And Escalators Don't Mix

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

Alcohol and public transport don't usually mix well - especially for one high-heeled young woman at Euston station. Christmas party-goers are being...

Olympics Boost For UK Rail And Bus Operator

Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

Rail and bus operator Go Ahead was helped into good growth figures by Olympics passengers, with London and the surrounding areas seeing a passenger nu...