UK Railways

As If Delays And Strikes Weren't Enough, Southern Rail's Train Ceilings Are Now Falling Off

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

The beleaguered Southern Rail network has come in for even more grief after two women were struck by a falling ceiling panel aboard a train into Londo...

Jeremy Corbyn Accused Of 'Rehashing Old Policies' In Flagship Transport Speech

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn’s flagship transport policy announcement has been marred by claims it is a simple re-hash of old Labour policies developed by his ex-s...

If You Were Stuck On A Train Yesterday It Could Have Been Because Of This Idiot

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK

A man has been arrested after trains were delayed by a car found abandoned on a railway line. Emergency services were called to the incident near Pits...

Training NHS Staff in Suicide Prevention Will Help Save Lives

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK
Ruth Sutherland

Suicide is everybody's business. That's why Samaritans is calling for more training for frontline NHS staff to help them to spot vulnerable people before they reach a crisis that might lead to them taking their own lives.

Commuters Couldn't Be Happier London's Rail Lines Will Be Under Public Control

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

The government has announced it supports plans to bring London's entire suburban rail network under public control in an effort to improve services an...

This Flying Scotsman Quiz Might Just Be The Most Quintessentially British Thing Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

One of the most famous locomotives in the world, the Flying Scotsman, took its first public steam test-run in more than a decade on Friday. The tra...

Nice Work If You Can Get: Tories Hand Esther McVey Transport Job With £32k Salary For 60 Days Work

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Politics

Ex-Tory Employment Minister Esther McVey has been handed a top job by her old Conservative pals – along with salary of £32,000 for just 60 days wo...

48 Hours in France: Rules, Railways and Tombstone Technology

Karl Davis | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

In the wake of the last few days, the thoughts of the world are undoubtedly with those suffering the effects of a seminal moment in the history of the...

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 18.08.2016 | 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 28.07.2016 | 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, as ...

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.