UK Trains

Ways To Make Your Holiday More Sustainable

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

2017 has been dubbed the year of sustainable tourism and development by the UN's World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). No longer a quirky aside or limited to the odd off-grid eco-lodge, going green when going abroad is where it's at.

It's Not Just Paralympian Athletes Who Have To Pee Themselves

Laura Moore | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Moore

I am one of the people who didn't find that news shocking at all. In fact, in an odd way I was pleased that it had happened to someone in the public eye, someone who was brave enough to come forward and tell the media about it so that finally our voices have a chance of being heard.

You May Only Just Be Getting Over The Last Tube Strike, But Another Could Be Coming

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK

Just days after London commuters were hamstrung by a Tube strike, another walkout is in the pipeline. Members of the RMT union are set to vote on whe...

Piano Man Soothes Angry Commuters As Clapham Junction Evacuated

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK

As authorities were forced to evacuate London’s Clapham Junction station on Monday due to overcrowding, one man took it upon himself to ease the tra...

Tube Strike Will Hit All Zone One Stations On Monday

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK

A planned Tube strike will see almost all stations in zone one shut from Sunday evening, Transport for London (TfL) has warned. Industrial action plan...

Europeans Say Thanks For The Profits From Britain's Privatised Railways

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK

A tongue-in-cheek video highlighting how profits from Britain’s railways are flowing to Europe has been shared thousands of times. The clip by the T...

Man Killed After Car Struck By Train At Bedfordshire Level Crossing

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK

A man has died after a car was hit by a train at a level crossing near Lidlington, Bedfordshire. Officers from British Transport Police alongside Bed...

7 Ways People Have Had To Change Their Lives Because Of Rising Rail Fares

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK

Furious commuters are planning protests over the annual train fare price rise - and it has been revealed that millions have already had to drastically...

The Shocking Effects Of Southern Rail Strike Laid Bare In Grim Survey

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK

The dramatic impact of months of disruption to Southern Railway services has been revealed by passengers now facing “intolerable” journeys. A su...

Labour Accuse Government Of Boxing Day Trains 'Standstill'

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK

Travellers visiting relatives or hitting the Boxing Day sales will face a “standstill” on the railways due to a “lack of action” by the Govern...

Southern Rail Passengers Should Brace Themselves For An Awful Start To The New Year

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

Commuters on the beleaguered Southern Railway are to face horrific delays and disruption over New Year as Britain’s biggest rail union confirms fres...

Between The Strikes And The Fog, There's Plenty Of Potential For Travel Chaos This Week

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK

Passengers flying out of London airports have been warned of impending travel chaos thanks to thick fog. A number of flights have already been delayed...

Wave Of Strikes To Hit Rail, Post And Airline Industries This Week

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK

A wave of strikes will be launched by thousands of workers this week, hitting rail, post and airline industries in the run-up to Christmas. A series o...

Why We Should Look Closer To Home For Adventure

Charlie Hainsworth | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Hainsworth

Every year many Brits travel abroad in search of the beauty in our world. As the very fortunate individual chosen as 16-25 Railcard's first Chief Adventure Officer, it is my job to show the Great British public why they should be looking closer to home, embracing a staycation, and exploring all our nation has to offer.

Chris Grayling Says He Is Not Privatising Network Rail Despite A Plan That Looks A Bit Like Privatisation

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK

Chris Grayling has insisted he does not want to privatise Network Rail - despite bringing private companies into the running of a new rail line. Speak...

Your Stop Might Be Among The Most Haunted UK Train Stations

Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK

A new map has revealed some of the most haunted train stations in the UK just ahead of Halloween. The map, which was hand-painted by illustrator Ella ...

Why Are Our Trains Not Suitable For Superhumans?

Laura Moore | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Laura Moore

I saw a post on Twitter today that really angered me.  One of our Gold medal winning Paralympians, Sophie Christiansen OBE, had been stranded on a train because Great Western had not ensured there was a ramp for her when she arrived at Paddington Station.

Caroline Lucas' Lone But Brutal Attack On Southern Rail Is Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

Caroline Lucas launched a fierce attack at Conservative ministers last night for their refusal to strip Southern Rail of franchises worth tens of mill...

John Prescott Stepped In To Serve Teas On A Busy Train And Had The Best Banter

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK

Ex-Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott stepped in to help a stretched assistant in the buffet car on a train. When the peer once dubbed ‘Two Jags’...

A Model Train Company Just Trolled Jeremy Corbyn With Its Latest Virgin Release

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK

The row brewing over ‘Traingate’ has been reignited by a model train company that mocked Jeremy Corbyn with an announcement of their latest produc...

BBC Listeners Baffled As Pete Waterman Turns Up To Debate Rail Nationalisation

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK

BBC radio listeners were baffled on Saturday morning when music producer Pete Waterman was used in a debate about renationalistion of the railways. Wa...

It's Not About The Seat, It Really Is All "About The Economy, Stupid!"

Manuel Cortes | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics
Manuel Cortes

So now Richard Branson has joined in the efforts to vilify Jeremy Corbyn. What is is that the Tories, the Murdoch press, the panicked wing of the Labour Party and now Branson, a man whose personal wealth rose by £86 million last year to a staggering £3.6 billion, really don't like about Jeremy Corbyn? I'll tell you: it's his winning streak.

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...

Why Do We Need Toilets That Talk to Us?

Laurence Clark | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Laurence Clark

As a stand-up comedian living in the north-west of England, I frequently find myself travelling down to London on the train for gigs. This means that over the past few years I have developed a healthy dislike for Virgin Trains' on-board toilets...

Could Crowdfunding Be the Answer to TfL's Financial Woes?

Keith Prince | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Politics
Keith Prince

As the financial pressures on Transport for London (TfL) grow, it is more important than ever that it considers alternative ways of financing its grow...