UK Railways

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 ...

Ned Simons

Labour Support For HS2 A Trap, Tory MPs Fear | 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 | 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...

'Stick It Up Your A***': Irate Passenger Returns Rolled Up Refund Rejection Letter To Train Company (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Comedy

An irate train passenger who was refused a refund for a cancelled train has come up with a novel use for his rejection letter. In a missive addres...

Tackling the Big Four Issues on 2 May

Natalie Bennett | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Voters on 2 May will be making important choices about the direction of local communities and entire counties in the next four years; county and unitary councils have a big influences on social services, in housing and planning, transport and waste management, education and more

One Dead After Train Hits Car On Level Crossing

Level Crossing | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

One person has died after a train hit a car on a level crossing, British Transport Police said. The incident happened on the crossing near Athelney...

Planet Appetite: Unspoilt Caribbean Cool in St. Kitts, Leeward Islands, West Indies

Rupert Parker | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

St. Kitts is one of the smallest of the Caribbean islands but has a huge amount to offer, including palm fringed beaches and volcano hiking. "Focu...

'That'll Be An Extra Child Ticket, Madam'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

A baby girl has been born on a train packed full of commuters. The Southeastern train was delayed at West Malling in Kent while the infant was deli...

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.

High Speed Rail Links North Of Birmingham Revealed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics

Plans to extend the high-speed railway to Manchester and Leeds have been unveiled, in a move David Cameron claimed would boost Britain's stagnant econ...

Off the Rails

B.J. Epstein | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Politics
B.J. Epstein

Considering what you get for the amount of money you pay for a rail journey in this country and considering how essential it is that we encourage people to use public transportation, this rise in fares is something we need to rail against.

Nightmare For Millions Of Christmas Travellers

PA | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

A white Christmas dream turned into a wet Christmas nightmare for millions of travellers today. Continued heavy rain played havoc with road and rai...

Christmas Commuters Hindered By Railway Flooding

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK

People hit by flooding face a bleak Christmas with a week of further rain threatening further holiday misery. Rail routes across the country will b...

Advertising Islamophobia Hits London Railways

Mohammed Ansar | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK
Mohammed Ansar

On Monday 17 December billboards advertising free Qurans, were taken down. I've seen an email from JCDecaux which states the following (my emphasis added): "...rail companies have pointed out that this is not acceptable and we should not have done so."

Girl Fights for Life After Railway Crossing Crash

PA | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK

A four-year-old girl is fighting for life after the car she was in collided with a train on a railway crossing. The youngster was airlifted to hosp...

Jessica Elgot

Third Class Tickets? | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Fiery union leader Bob Crow has accused the government of taking the country back 50 years, after the Department of Transport admitted new rail franch...