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A Cycling Revolution

Rae Mullins | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

My journey into this flourishing two-wheeled world was certainly eye opening. There is a whole cycling scene that I simply had no idea existed. Lets kick off with 'Critical Mass'. Who knew that on the last Friday of every month hundreds of cyclists meet under Waterloo bridge for a "self-organized, non-commercial, celebration, spontaneous gathering

Why TfL's Union-Bashing Tweet Helps Ruin Things for All of Us

Rebecca Winson | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Winson

Tweets like this, when viewed as part of a much bigger picture, are a direct threat to the idea that your job should be as safe as possible, that your time spent at work shouldn't make you weep blood and that you should get a fair wage for a fair day's work. TfL aren't just throwing shade at the RMT, they're throwing it at all of us.

Panicked Passengers Flee Exploding London Bus

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

A London bus exploded sending a flaming tyre shooting across a busy street just moments after it's terrified passengers had escaped. Luckily for th...

Taxi Drivers v Apps

Dapo Adesanya | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dapo Adesanya

Taxi fares in London are some of the most expensive in the world (you can quote me on this). And due to the iconic nature of the the black cabs, their drivers are a protected species of some sort.

This Is London's New 'Driverless' Tube Train

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Tech

London Underground has officially unveiled its 'New Tube for London' at a cost of £2.5 billion. The futuristic looking trains will be packed with ...

Kurdish Protesters Shut Down Oxford Circus Tube

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

Kurdish protesters shut down Oxford Circus tube station in central London, to protest about the perceived lack of action to protect the town of Kobane...

Why No Solution to Oyster-Contactless 'Card Clash' on London's Tube and Buses?

Asa Cusack | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Asa Cusack

For most people the real issue is having to take out their Oyster various times a day instead of just pressing their wallet or purse against the reader. A trivial complaint? Perhaps, but with about 19 million Oyster journeys a day, that adds up to a lot of needless frustration. So why haven't TfL come up with a solution?

London Buses Going 'Cash Free'? Stoopid Idea

Alexi Duggins | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexi Duggins

Yes TfL has started letting you bus it even if you have only one penny's worth of credit. And sure, if you're lucky enough to have a contactless debit card, you're probably fine. But let's face it: at some point, most of us are going to want to get a night bus, having run into negative Oyster balance. And then what, eh?

Use Buses In London? Then You Need To Read This

PA | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK

London's buses are no longer accepting cash from today as part of a raft of reforms. Transport for London (TfL) said dwindling numbers of passenger...

Have the Black Cabs Borrowed the Music Industries Rule Book?

Stephen Canning | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Canning

Today London's streets were the scene of a black cab drivers revolt as they striked in London in protest at Uber - a new transport app backed by Google and Goldman Sachs.

London Must Learn From Taipei Tube Attacks

David Spencer | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Spencer

At 4.26pm on Wednesday 21st May, a second year university student boarded a metro train at Longshan Temple station in Taipei, Taiwan. He was carrying two knives with him. In the four minutes before the train arrived at the next station, he killed four people and injured another twenty-three...

Tube Crush: Objectification or Celebration?

John Mason | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John Mason

The thing that really changed my mind was how the unsuspecting tube travellers who appeared on the site embraced the idea completely. In fact, most of the men wore it like a badge of honor. The men absolutely loved being apart of it.

Tube Strike Cancelled As 11th Hour Deal Struck

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK

A planned three-day strike by London Underground workers in a row over Tube ticket office closures has been called off after last-ditch talks. Memb...

Boris Bike, Anyone? Commuters Brave Tube Strike Disruption

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

London commuters have defied the first day of disruption wrought by the 48-hour tube strike, coming up with creative ways to complete their journeyers...

'Narrow Minded Union Barons Flexing Their Muscles'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

London Underground workers have walked out on a 48-hour strike in a long-running row over Tube ticket office closures. Members of the Rail, Maritim...

You Could Soon Pay For Your Tube Ride With Your Phone

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech

ransport for London is looking to introduce contactless mobile phone payments on the Tube. EE and Vodafone are among the mobile networks said to be...

Police Van 'Catapults' Over Car

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

A collision in which a police van "catapulted" over a car in Bermondsey, London, has left six people injured, including two bystanders. Police van ...

Dramatic Pictures Show Burning Car On North Circular

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

A blazing car has shut a main road in north London, Transport for London has said. The department's Twitter feed shared a dramatic picture of the b...

I Once Went Into a Pub Loo...

Aaron Child | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Aaron Child

I once went into a pub loo and they were playing a live recording of a Billy Connolly gig over head in the speakers. This was totally separate to the music that was played upstairs. I came away thinking I had dreamt it up or had some sort of Scottish comedy stoke.

Boris' Routemaster Comes To South London..

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Matthews | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson's flagship Routemaster buses move south of the river this weekend - but without their distinctive opened back doors. TFL confirmed th...

Thank You, Mr Crow

Charlie Mullins | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Thank you comrade Crow for dragging us back to the 1970s and 80s. This morning as commuters fought tooth and nail to get on packed buses or some of the few trains that were actually running, I think many Londoners and visitors to the City genuinely hate Bob Crow for the massive disruption he has caused.

Why We Are on Strike

Bob Crow | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Bob Crow

My union has campaigned relentlessly for investment in London Underground, to upgrade and expand services, to replace the archaic fleet and infrastructure with the best available and to tackle backlogs of maintenance and renewals. Londoners deserve that. What we will not accept is a scandalous attempt to dress up savage, austerity-led cuts under the cloak of "modernisation". There is nothing modern about reducing the tube to a hollowed-out shell where a skeleton staff is stretched to breaking point.

London Tube Strike: The Funniest Twitter Reactions

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Comedy

As Londoners struggled to get into work on Wednesday morning, the scenes across the capital were, of course, chaotic: Live pictures from the scene...

Tube Strikes This Week Are Important

Danielle Lowe | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

There's a sad shift to not supporting any of our workers, in London. When teachers, lecturers and other key members of our society when they go on strike. It's like we think that people deserve bad pay, to lose their job, insanely long hours and little respect. And that's a disgrace.

Cyclist Safety Measures To Be Enforced In London

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Safety campaigners scored a huge victory on Thursday as it was announced Lorries without safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians are to b...