UK Trains

The Comedy Car Share

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 07.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Maggy Whitehouse

On the issue of comedians and travel: the answer, for most comedians is the car share. Mirth Control, one of the online comedy bookers, actively looks for comedians who can drive others from London before deciding who gigs where. That's not entirely feasible from Dartmoor.

Pregnant Women Guaranteed Seat On Virgin Trains

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Parents

Pregnant women will never have to stand on certain Virgin Trains again if they pick up a free 'mum pass'. If there are no available seats mums-to-b...

The Great Train Robbery - Why This Government Is Mugging Us Off

Kylie Barton | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics
Kylie Barton

We, the commuters, look forward to hearing more about these trials, and plead with parliament to take The Railway Bill seriously, we have had enough.

Met Office Busts Train Company's 'Strength Of Sunlight' Excuse For Delays

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK

Southeastern Trains tried a new excuse for delays to commuter services on Tuesday morning - blaming late departures on the strength of light from the ...

This Flying Scotsman Quiz Might Just Be The Most Quintessentially British Thing Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

One of the most famous locomotives in the world, the Flying Scotsman, took its first public steam test-run in more than a decade on Friday. The tra...

Tantrums and Threesomes; Trials and Tribulations of Teenagers on the Train

Kylie Barton | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Kylie Barton

Image Source The only good thing about a packed train at 5pm on a weekday is that you can listen in with ease on a variety of comic teenage talks as...

Train Prices Are Rising But There's Been A Nice Surprise For Londoners Travelling Today

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.01.2016 | UK

While many have today been involved in the annual train fare price rise moan, Londoners were treated to a nice surprise on Saturday morning. Ticket...

Something BIG Is Happening To Train Travel In 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Tech

Rail travel in the UK could undergo a major change in 2016 as rail operators announce a plan to introduce a new contactless card that could eventually...

Commuters Throw A Christmas Party On The 8am Train To Work

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Six commuters held a Christmas party on their way to work - and it looks like they had a whale of a time. Chris Lines, along with five pals, decide...

MP Said Train Line Chaos Is Hindering Job Interviews, Then This Happened

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti & Jack Sommers | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

Just two days after an MP warned a train line was so unreliable that employers were refusing to consider job applicants who rely on it, a father tweet...

48 Hours in France: Rules, Railways and Tombstone Technology

Karl Davis | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

In the wake of the last few days, the thoughts of the world are undoubtedly with those suffering the effects of a seminal moment in the history of the...

Why The DLR Strike Will Stop Trains Run By Robots

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

London's Docklands Light Railway will be closed all day on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, after last ditch talks aimed at calling off the 48-hour s...

Network Rail Just Tweeted This Terrifying Picture As A Warning To All Selfie Takers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Tech

Network Rail have tweeted a terrifying picture of what appears to be people taking selfies while sitting on an active train track. Warning as cross...

Train Club - Metros, Mayhem, BO

Olivia Tilley | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Olivia Tilley

Thousands of people cram themselves into train carriages every day, slowly losing the will to live whilst spooning complete strangers.

Train Tracks and Falmouth Ferries

Carolyn Nash | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carolyn Nash

It's better to travel... as they say. So we decided to put this theory to the test on our holiday by taking seven hours on six modes of transport from west London to St Mawes in south west Cornwall. Now where could we have got to in seven hours, New York, Canada, Barbados?

The Moment Heavily Armed Police Storm Train After Man Locks Himself In Toilet

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK

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Two Hospitalised After 'Low Speed Collision' At Kings Cross

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

Two people have been left hospitalised after a train collided with railway buffers at Kings Cross Station in London. The incident took place just a...

These Were The Top Ten Most Overcrowded Trains Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK

The Department for Transport has published a list of the ten most overcrowded trains in England and Wales in 2014. The list covers arrivals into 1...

Virgin Trains Change to Railcard Policy Will See a Hike in Rail Prices for Young, Disabled and Senior Citizens

Lauren Hawkridge | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Lauren Hawkridge

I had finally done it. Six weeks ago I started my very first full time paid job in London. The trouble was, like most young people, I wasn't in the position to move to the city straight away. So, I made the decision to accept the job and commute daily from Birmingham until I was in a better position to move...

Train Surfing Ukrainian Teen Posts Remarkable (And Stupid) Video

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK

A train surfing Ukrainian teen posted a remarkable video on YouTube over the weekend showing him travelling atop moving carriages between local Metro ...

Rod Liddle Pens Eye-Watering Attack On Guardian Columnist's Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Spectator journalist Rod Liddle has penned a deeply sarcastic response to a female Guardian columnist who revealed her experience of being groped and ...

Suicidal Woman Pulled From Train Tracks With Seconds To Spare In Incredible Video

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

CCTV footage has captured the moment police in Milan aided a distressed young woman who jumped onto the metro tracks at a station in the city. The ...

If We Want to Tackle Sex Offences, More Institutions Need to Take a Leaf Out of the British Transport Police's Book

Verity Ryan | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
Verity Ryan

Figures showing a 25% increase in sex offences reported to the British Transport Police (BTP) have been met with a tsunami of women sharing their own experiences of assault and harassment.

Two Wounded After Shooting On Paris-Bound Train

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before two American passengers subdued him...

Woman Pulls Schoolgirl From Tracks Seconds Before Oncoming Train

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

A schoolgirl has narrowly escaped death after a woman pulled her off the tracks of an oncoming train. The incident occurred as the girl dropped wha...