UK 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 ...

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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 ...

New Network Rail Chief To Get 100k More Than Old Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics

Network Rail's new chief executive has come under fire for being paid £100,000 more than his predecessor. Mark Carne, a former oil executive at Ro...

Congratulations, First Great Western, You Just Lost A Regular Customer

Bidisha | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Bidisha

"Welcome to this 13:30 First Great Western service from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington, arriving at London Paddington at 15:14. The quiet c...

Underground, Overground: Wi-Fi's The Key

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bostock | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Tech

During London 2012, commuters may have noticed a few sly changes to their train routine. Lost visitors were greeted with warm smiles and directions...

Six Million Britons To Make Bank Holiday Getaway

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

More than six million Britons are set to make overnight-stay trips at home and abroad over the bank holiday weekend. With forecasters predicting ho...

Pensioner Attacked On Train Near Bromley

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

A pensioner suffered a fractured cheek on a train on Monday after a "frightening attack" near to Bromley Station. The 81-year-old man, who was on ...

'Commuters don't want you spoiling their journey'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

Special needs children as young as four were forced to sit on the floor of a train after being told they would spoil the journey of first-class passe...