UK Trains

Passengers Complain After Announcer Apparently Says Person Under Train 'Couldn't Be Bothered To Live'

PA | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK

A rail company has apologised after customers complained about a "shocking" announcement made on the loudspeaker about a death on the line. Passeng...

'Please Hurry It's Not A Great Smell': Train Passenger Stuck In Toilet Tweets For Help

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

Picture the scene: You’ve been caught short and you have to go to the loo on the train. Not great. But you find your way into a stall, perfo...

Donald Trump Just Politicised A Train Crash That Killed Seven People

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

Controversial tycoon and businessman Donald Trump has attempted to use a horrific train crash in Philadelphia to further his political career. The ...

Power Cut Chaos Sees Commuters Evacuated From Trains By Firefighters

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK

• Outage saw all Southern train services unable to run through Victoria • 904 passengers evacuated from one train • One train was stuck for si...

That Insane Japanese Train Just The World Speed Record AGAIN

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Tech

Japan's brilliant Maglev train has beaten its own world speed record in less than a week. The utterly insane feat saw it hit 603km/h (374mph) in a...

Japan's Maglev Train Has Broken The World Speed Record

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech

Central Japan Railway Co. has revealed that their futuristic magnetic levitation train has broken a world speed record, travelling at 590kph. The p...

This Morning's Commute Was More Like 'Crossing Mordor' And 'The Hunger Games'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

Twitter exploded with complaints from frustrated commuters this morning as travelers were faced with nightmare scenes across London and further afield...

Every London Commuter Will Be Able To Relate To This Southeastern Railway Parody Twitter Account

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy

A journey of a thousand miles must start with a single delay. #Southeastern— Southeastern (@Se_Raleway) March 4, 2015 Southeastern trains run,...

Putting the Sanctuary Back Into the Quiet Carriage

Chris Owen | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Owen

Yes, I'm speaking out in public - although mainly because I'm too chicken to turn to my side and actually tell the three hipsters on my right to shut up, and enquiring whether they think the 'quiet please' signs have a hidden clause stating "unless you're wearing a beanie and trousers which finish mid-shin".

The Most Politically Incorrect Train Announcement Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK

UPDATE 17/03/2015: This article has been expanded to include the full statement from South West. Commuters on a South West Trains service at Basing...

Train Splitting: What Is It And How Do You Do It?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

Websites like TrainSplit can save travellers hundreds of pounds, rail industry insiders say, using a technique that splits your journey between severa...

Why Thousands Of People Are Tweeting 'Sardine' At Train Companies

PA | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

Frustrated commuters bombarded train companies with more than 280,000 tweets about delays last year - with First Great Western faring the worst. Th...

Well This Is Excellent

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Tech

You might think the most fun thing about snow is flinging snowballs, building snowmen or taking a day off work. It’s not. The most fun thing abou...

Train Travel Be Hell For Second Day Running

PA | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

Rail passengers have been warned they could face further disruption today at some stations because of over-running engineering works. Rail bosses s...

There's Lots Of Finger Pointing Over The Boxing Day Train Shutdown...

PA | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

Labour has accused the Conservatives of allowing a near shutdown of Boxing Day rail services despite the Tories bemoaning the lack of December 26 trai...

Ministers Urged Not To Give Branson Another UK Rail Line

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ministers are under pressure not to sell the East Coast Main Line to Sir Richard Branson's Virgin group and the transport firm Stagecoach as this plan...

'Dumb Ways To Die' Should Replace All Safety Videos

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While we're all worried about how we'll pop our clogs one day - will it be cancer? Or a hairdryer in the bathtub? - there are lesser known ways to die...

The Blue Morning Express: Rage on the Daily Commute

Ekaterina Botziou | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ekaterina Botziou

The dreaded morning commute; a rite of passage for many who enter the depressingly strict, robotic routine of the working world. Every morning I gather my spirits off the floor and join the throng of morbidly morose, facially vacuous beings who keep the world's economic clock ticking.

#CityFail Sums Up Your Commuter Nightmares

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hell hath no fury like a commuter scorned. But what's an angry person to do when they see something truly ludicrous on their travels? They get ...

Frontline Workers Need to Be Respected, Not Beaten Up for Doing Their Job

Roger Evans | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Roger Evans

It's good news that crime is falling and our cities, towns and neighbourhoods are becoming safer. But there is much more to be done. It is alarming to see that the very people we depend on are being beaten up just for doing their job. They need to be treated with respect.

Police Name Mother And Son Killed On Train Tracks In 'Murder-Suicide'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

Police have named a mother and son struck by a train at a busy station yesterday as Rubina Khan and her 10-year-old son Amaar Khan. Police investig...

Travelling Back With Mr Izzard

The Mac Twins | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Mac Twins

Now presumably Izzard was alluding to the carefree nonchalance of being 10, of the freedom of being able to blame growing pains as reason for being miserable and making money worries minor, but we are to take this far more literally, think hair braids and comic books people.

Brace Yourself For Yet Another Rail Fare Hike

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics

Rail passengers will suffer yet another price hike from January 2015, with some fares set to go up by as much as 5.5%. The new-year rise, means tha...

Rescue Operation Launched After Train Carriages Are Left Hanging Off Swiss Ravine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

A passenger train has been left precariously dangling over a ravine after a landslide derailed carriages near the Swiss ski resort of St Moritz. An...

Why Aren't Women Interested in Rail?

Adeline Ginn | Posted 22.09.2014 | 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?