UK Railways

Nationalisation Is Not Against EU Law

Sam Fowles | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

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

Labour Wants Railways Re-nationalised Sooner. Unions Thrilled

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party wants to fast-track the re-nationalisation of Britain's railway network if it comes to power, it has emerged at its confe...

To Win Over Rural Communities, Labour Must Adopt a Transport Policy Beyond the Railways

Ben Wood | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Wood

Last week, Jeremy Corbyn announced his strategy to bring back the railways into public ownership. Considering the widespread public support for the policy, most in the party that are ideologically opposed have reserved their criticism. However, for Labour to win over rural communities, both in next year's regional elections and in 2020, the party must adopt a transport policy that stretches beyond the railways.

5 Railway Lines That Jeremy Corbyn Could Renationalise After 2020

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn will announce the full renationalisation of Britain's railway network at his first Labour Party conference as Labour leader next week. ...

Great Scenic Railways of the World - Part Two

Andrew White | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

There's something magical about a scenic railway journey... leaving driving behind allows you to focus on the landscapes and soak up the culture. If you're as big a fan of scenic railway journeys as I am, then you'll love these less famous I've discovered across the world...

Sir Richard Branson, Are You Listening? Young Commuters Face Losing Their Jobs

Georgia May | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia May

The detrimental effects this 'one change' will have is overwhelming. As a recent graduate who cannot afford to live in London, I am disgruntled to find out my daily commute to work in London from my hometown of Rugby on an open return is trebling in price from £27.60 a day to £86, more than my entire daily wage.

Can Britain Afford to Nationalise?

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Nationalisation is possible and will not bankrupt the country. The railways require patience. The energy industry requires competition. The route to ensuring small-scale nationalisation is not to rely on the traditional method of wholesale purchase at market price.

Here's How Much Foreign Governments Are Making From Britain's Privatised Railways

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Politics

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to make Britain’s railways entirely state-owned and run by a citizens' corporation - dubbed th...

What Is Holding Women Back?

Adeline Ginn | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Adeline Ginn

We have all felt that gut wrenching feeling that comes with walking into a room of executives awaiting your presentation; or the one that puts you off...

Labour Poses Questions Over Shelved Northern Rail Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics

Labour has today questioned David Cameron over whether the Conservative Party "deceived" voters with false election promises to overhaul the railways ...

In The North, Network Rail Improvements 'Paused'; In The South, Crossrail Gets Built

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Politics

The Tories were accused of "stiffing" the North today after revealing billions of pounds of rail improvement work are to be "paused". Transport Se...

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,...

All Aboard The Public Sector

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Politics

A public sector operator will be running trains as soon as possible under a Labour government, with the current franchising system set to be scrapped,...

Privatisation - Don't Believe the Hype

Rory Dickinson | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Politics
Rory Dickinson

The debate for re-nationalising some of our major industries has been largely ignored since Tony Blair tore up Labour's commitment to Clause Four. Perhaps now is the time for Ed to reconsider such a move and position the Labour Party back on the side of working people.

Journalists and Railways - Sceptical Harrumphing, and a Duty to Maintain Ignorance

Karl Davis | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

Today heralded more hysterical headlines from the Daily Mail and others regarding overrunning engineering works in London...

George Osborne: Pursuing Austerity Like the Spoils of a Feckless War

Karl Davis | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Like conflict, austerity leaves people scarred, changing them forever, and disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable. It is ultimately self defeating. Most tellingly, it is the poorest who suffer most under austerity, as in war, whilst the richest always profit...

The Power of Apprenticeships

Adeline Ginn | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Adeline Ginn

If we are to grow and prosper as a country - we must invest in our youth. With university graduates racking up an average of more than £30,000 worth of debt, apprenticeships provide a great alternative of structured and hands on learning, not to mention that the financial incentive that students can earn whilst they learn.

Kings Cross Disaster: 27 Years on, Boris Johnson et al Are Playing With Fire

Karl Davis | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

History doesn't just repeat, it gathers its forces at the borders of ignorance and complacency, ready to stage a guerrilla attack...

HS3 - No Step-Change at Westminster, Just a Myopic Matron Being Stingy With the Bandages

Karl Davis | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The railway is more than a political football. It's an agent of change. If HS2 were implemented with unblinkered vision, it could bring an economic revolution. The north is more than half a dozen cities designated by Barbara Castle as deserving of a transport executive in decades long passed...

Government's Stitch-Up Makes a Mockery of the Entire HS2 Project

Rob Flello | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Flello

If we are going to go ahead with spending tens of billions on High Speed Two then at the very least we need to be sure that we are getting the best value for money and ensuring that the maximum benefit is felt, both for the economy and for the people in cities such as Stoke-on-Trent. The proposals as they stand fail to meet any of these criteria and this should be to the utter shame of all those involved.

Tipping the Work/Life Balance Scales in Your Favour

Adeline Ginn | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adeline Ginn

It's a well known fact we live in a 24/7 consumer culture. The rise of technology means that almost every aspect of our life has an expectation of immediacy, from our 24 hour news culture, to shops extending their opening hours, to smart phones giving us access to a wealth of information anywhere, at any time.

Planet Appetite: Mountain Riders in the Sky, Interlaken, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Interlaken, in the 19th century, with its twin attractions of mountain air and spa waters, attracted some of the first tourists to Switzerland, and miraculous mountain railways were constructed to carry them to the heavens. They're still going strong today.

The Secret Ingredient for Career Success...

Adeline Ginn | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adeline Ginn

A recent study of 500 boardrooms in the US showed that companies with three or more women on their board of directors experienced an 83% higher return on equity, a 73% boost in sales and a 112% higher return on invested capital.

Great Scenic Railways of the World - Part One

Andrew White | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

There's something magical about a scenic railway journey... leaving driving behind allows you to focus on the landscapes and soak up the culture. If you're as bigger fan of scenic railway journeys as I am, then you'll love these less famous I've discovered across the world...

Renationalising the Railways, So Obvious Even Tories Support It!

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Renationalisation. It is the rarest of policies, enjoying broad cross-voter support, whilst making economic sense. It works in Europe; it will save Britain money and ensure higher quality rail services. It's not a bold policy Ed, it should be obvious - promise to renationalise in 2015.