UK Railways

Renationalising the Railways, So Obvious Even Tories Support It!

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 23.07.2014 | 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.

Is This One Of The Most Left Wing Things Ed Miliband Has Ever Said?

PA | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Politics

The decision to privatise the railways was based on "dogma" and large parts of them be taken back into public ownership if Labour wins the general ele...

Guidance for the Naive Undergraduate - Part Four: Trains.

Thomas Hurdsfield | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hurdsfield

It is inevitable that whilst you are away at University, you will travel back home from time to time and usually on the eighth wonder of the world, trains...

A Labour Offer To Take Back Rail Would Be Big, Bold, and a Winner

Jack Butler | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jack Butler

It's widely - infamously - known that the British taxpayer subsidises the rail network to a greater cost than when the network was in state hands. What a fantastic racket these companies are running!

Five Ideas for a Bold Labour Manifesto

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Voices from all wings of the Labour Party, left and right, have called for a bold, radical manifesto for 2015. Labour need to grab public attention with bright, clear and popular policies to ensure Ed Miliband is moving into 10 Downing Street on 8th May 2015.

Bob Crow - Omnitotemic in the Age of the Omnishambles...

Karl Davis | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Whether people like or loathe Bob Crow, his contribution to the industrial and political demographic cannot be diminished by partisan bias. Keep that contribution alive. Join a union. Fight for your rights as a worker deserving of respect and equity. Push for the alternative.

Choose Life, Choose Your Coffee, Choose Better Public Services

Cat Hobbs | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
Cat Hobbs

Right now, water and energy companies have full license to rip you off without consequence. But we can at least tackle outsourcing contracts, where we can decide what to do with public money. This Bill would be a small step in the right direction.

Miliband Should Consider Re-Nationalising The Railways, Says Campbell

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband should consider re-nationalising the railways, Alastair Campbell has suggested. Tony Blair's former spin doctor said the Labour leader...

HS2? My A**e!

Karl Davis | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The UK Railways have a problem. I'm not talking of 'leaves on the line' (a VERY real issue, as any of my colleagues would readily testify!) or 'the wrong type of snow'. I'm talking about our industry's startling ability to get taken for granted...

Ronnie Biggs: The Victims of His 'Victimless' Crime

Karl Davis | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Karl Davis

Recently, the news broke that Ronnie Biggs has died at age 84. Whilst I can certainly spare a thought for his family as they grieve, l cannot reconcile the popular perception held by many that Biggs was a kind of 'loveable rogue' who got one over on 'the man'.

'Renationalise It Now'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Furious campaigners say it is time to renationalise Britain's railways as commuters are handed yet another fare rise. As many Britons returned to w...

£5,000 For The Train To Work

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Tired of cramming on to a delayed train to get to work every morning? For people living in parts of Kent, insult has just been added to injury, wit...

A Railway Run for Passengers Not Shareholders: There's an Idea

Natalie Bennett | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

I hear the term "modal shift" - referring to the move of passengers from cars to public transport -- a lot, and a lot of discussion of how to achieve that. But I've now seen the answer - copy the Swiss in practically everything. And an excellent place to start would be bringing the railways back into public hands.

Ned Simons

17 Tory MPs Rebel Against Multi-Billion HS2 Rail Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Ned Simons

Labour Support For HS2 A Trap, Tory MPs Fear

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Politics

Tory MPs fear David Cameron is heading full steam into a trap set by Ed Miliband and Ed Balls over the government's plan to fund a multi-billion pound...

Labour 'Open' To Renationalising Railways

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Politics

Labour's new shadow transport secretary said she was "open" to the idea of renationalising the rail network as the government set out plans to return ...

Lord Mandelson: HS2 Will 'Suck The Lifeblood' Out Of Rest Of Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Politics

The planned high speed train line that will connect London to Manchester via Birmingham known as HS2 will "suck the very lifeblood" out of the rest of...

LOOK: Terrifying Moment Train Misses Cyclist By Inches

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

Dramatic footage shows the moment a cyclist came within inches of being wiped out by a train at a level crossing. The woman is seen passing through...

Ned Simons

Maria Eagle: Labour Has 'Opportunity' To Re-Nationalise Railways

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Politics

Labour could re-nationalise the railways if it wins power at the next election, the party's shadow transport secretary has said. In the strongest i...

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.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cameron 'Careful' On Crosby Questions

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 19 July 2013... 1) CAMERON 'CAREFUL' ON CROSBY QUESTIONS Twelve times David Cameron has been asked wh...

Faulty Track To Blame For Deadly Rail Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK

The devastating rail crash that killed six people, as a train tore in half and careered into a busy station, was caused by a faulty rail track, accord...

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.

'Unlike Peter Mandelson We Can't All Hop On A Private Jet'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats have taken a personal swipe at Lord Mandelson, after the former Labour business secretary urged Labour and the government today ...

Two-Thirds Of Rail Operators Owned By Foreign Companies

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

Two thirds of Britain's rail operators are owned by overseas companies, leaving passengers paying high fares to boost the profits of foreign firms, ac...