UK Trains

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 ...

Ned Simons

Maria Eagle: Labour Has 'Opportunity' To Re-Nationalise Railways | 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

"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...

WATCH: Alcohol And Train Stations Don't Mix

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

Network Rail have released CCTV footage of drunken accidents at stations, including a man going the wrong way up an escalator on his back... (None ...

2 Million Brits Set For Summer Getaway

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

Around two million Britons will head overseas this weekend as the school summer holiday getaway begins in earnest. Spain and its islands, including...

Trains Standing Room Only For Many Travellers

Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

More than 100,000 London-bound rail commuters - a fifth of the overall total - have to stand at the busiest times of the morning rush-hour, according ...

Train Crash Injures Eight

PA | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

An investigation has been launched after two trains collided at a railway station in the early hours of the morning. Eight people received minor in...

Adverts Can Now Be Beamed Into Your Brain Through Train Windows

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Tech

Sky Deutschland is experimenting with adverts that can be directed directly into your brain - through the rumbling of a train window. The broadcast...

Erotic Journey

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

Meadering through the train station, clutching a carton of coffee, most commuters glance upwards expecting to see the train times or a fast food adver...

EU Roaming Charge Caps: Beneficial for the Consumer

Richard L Wood | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard L Wood

This week has seen a lot of news on the EU, and has split opinion between those pro-EU and those sceptical of it. It seems that all EU news these days is negative, particularly since the financial crash and the rise of UKIP. But there is one piece of news from the EU that is positive and benefits the consumer...

PICTURES: Full Steam Ahead For Historic Train

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK

A historic locomotive will mark a rail milestone on Saturday as it blasts up the East Coast Mainline at the fastest speed travelled by a steam train i...