UK Trains

Why Aren't Women Interested in Rail?

Adeline Ginn | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adeline Ginn

As women we have fought for years for equality. We read constantly how as a gender we are striving to break the glass ceiling and change perceptions. But what if a whole industry was actively crying out for more female CEOs, managers and employees, but very few were accepting the offer?

Train Driver Caught Playing Farmville

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech

A train driver has been caught on film playing Farmville on his iPad whilst at the controls. Train driving is a lot harder than it looks, sure you ...

Five Truths About What It's Really Like to Be a Commuter

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

London property prices are now rising at such a speedy rate, people are taking on longer commutes and buying houses in towns such as Colchester and Wellingborough. On paper, commuting can seem completely doable. But the reality? A total nightmare.

Hover Cars Are Real, And They're In Tel Aviv

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech

Hover cars are every child's dream: the idea of getting into a futuristic pod and being silently thrown from one end of the city to the other. Well no...

Drone-Powered, Ticketless Mega Trains? 'Sci-Fi Nonsense' Says Union

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech

The RMT transport union has dismissed proposals to fix trains with swarms of drones, install holographic telephones and install ticketless, gateless p...

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...

An Open Letter to Commuters Everywhere

Francesca Peak | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Peak

Move all the way down the carriage. People are going to squash on whether you're standing halfway down the aisle or at the very end. Take a dive through those sweaty bodies and use up all available space, before someone (read: me) passive-aggressively asks you to move down.

Flooding Dries Up Road And Rail Services

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Road and rail travel is continuing to feel the full force of the flooding with several major highways and numerous train routes delayed or cancelled. ...

What Month Is Cheapest to Book Your Summer Holiday?

Sarah Willingham | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willingham

Should we be spending even MORE money straight after the festive season on so-called 'bargain holiday offers' or is there a savvier time to be booking our holidays? Could we in fact be saving hundreds of pounds by waiting? Well, the answer is a resounding YES!

Getting Online Under the English Channel

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

The pace of change for internet connectivity and developments like finally getting an affordable connection under the English Channel is to be welcomed, but all of us who travel need to learn the new 21st Century etiquette needed to avoid being that annoying person who is shouting into their phone.

'I Want To Kiss You, I Want To F**k You': Train Passenger Who Tried To Have Sex With Drinks Trolley

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A train passenger who simulated sex with an on-board drinks trolley whilst claiming to be under the influence of alcohol and a legal high has been ord...

'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...

Minister Accused Over Boxing Day Train Non-Services

PA | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Labour have accused a Conservative transport minister of "hypocrisy" over the shortage of train services on Boxing Day. Only a handful of lines wil...

£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.

Want To Get Back To Uni After Christmas On The Cheap?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

As great as going home for Christmas is (free food, booze, endless hot water, heating), there's always the price of actually going back there hanging ...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 51 - The Train Set

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Trains and their guardians, train stations, play a huge part in my life. They are playing an increasing role with the cost of petrol and the opportuni...

Poo Choo Trains

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

Faeces-dumping trains in London's Liverpool Street Station have prompted disgruntled commuters to start a petition to get the practice banned. Toil...

Morning Headlines: Hacking Trial, Filming In Court, Late Trains And Newspaper Regulation

PA | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

JURY TO HEAR MORE ABOUT HACKING Jurors in the trial of former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and ex-spin doctor Andy Coulson will ...

Stock Market Chaos As #Stormageddon Hits

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

As the 'St Jude's Day Storm' hit Britain, leaving thousands without power and delaying many morning trains, the effects of the hurricane-force winds h...

They're Still Privatising This Line, Despite Its £208m Profit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Politics

The coalition's plan to find a private business to take over the running of the East Coast Main Line was branded "mad" by critics after the state rail...

Could Eurostar Take Over The East Coast Line?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

Eurostar, the high-speed train company, is bidding to operate a key London to Scotland rail route, in a joint bid with French firm Keolis. The suc...

£600k-A-Year HS2 Boss Has NO Idea When Trains Will Start

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Politics

Network Rail chief executive Sir David Higgins, who has been unveiled as the next chair of High Speed Rail 2, has endured an embarrassing grilling in ...

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...

David Cameron Pledges HS2 'Fightback' In Face Of Criticism

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has pledged a "fightback" on HS2 after a barrage of criticism cast doubt on the flagship high-speed rail project's future. The Prime ...