UK Trains

The Blue Morning Express: Rage on the Daily Commute

Ekaterina Botziou | Posted 24.10.2014 | 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 02.10.2014 | 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 04.09.2014 | 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?

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 06.09.2014 | 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...