UK Railways

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

Rob Flello | Posted 22.10.2014 | 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 14.10.2014 | 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 16.09.2014 | 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 03.09.2014 | 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 02.09.2014 | 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.

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.