UK Trains

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...

My Most Stressful Journey

Emma Shaw | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Emma Shaw

I have decided to tell you all about one of the most stressful days I've ever experienced. I would argue that this was quite possibly the most stressf...

Santander Targets Students..

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Santander is ramping up competition for student customers by offering those who open a current account a free railcard which will save them one third ...

Two-Thirds Of Rail Operators Owned By Foreign Companies

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

Two thirds of Britain's rail operators are owned by overseas companies, leaving passengers paying high fares to boost the profits of foreign firms, ac...

Why I Hate 'The Girl on the Platform Smiled' Advert

Alex McBride | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Alex McBride

I could have got off my train at Carlisle, walked right up to that girl and explained all of this to her (leaving out any profanity and the washing up rota) She could have given me a look before running for her life, or she could have married me a few years down the line.

Commuting

Emily Sargent | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Emily Sargent

I am the antithesis of an organised commuter - I just can't get my packing right. 8am: I usually arrive at Brighton station, late, and hurriedly buy ...

WATCH: Train Has A Tight Squeeze Through Vietnamese Neighbourhood

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

This video gives the phrase “living on the edge” new meaning – as a train squeaks tightly through a Vietnamese neighbourhood. The footage of...

Is HS2 Worth The Money?

PA | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

The HS2 high-speed rail project has an estimated £3.3 billion funding gap which the Government has yet to decide how to fill, a report from a Whiteha...

WATCH: Man 'Entertains' Fellow Passengers On Liverpool To London Train

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Comedy

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the internet's latest star: a passenger on a Liverpool Lime Street to London train one Sunday in March. Captured by fell...

One Dead After Train Hits Car On Level Crossing

Level Crossing | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

One person has died after a train hit a car on a level crossing, British Transport Police said. The incident happened on the crossing near Athelney...

Thailand to Cambodia: The Infamous Border Crossing

Nicholas Cooper | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Cooper

Last summer some friends and I took a trip around a few parts of South-East Asia. Of the entire trip we'd planned, getting out of Thailand was the part I was really the most nervous about. Pick up any guidebook to SE Asia and you're faced with page after page of warnings about the scams and the nightmarish coaches and tuk-tuk's between the Thai-Cambodian borders.

'That'll Be An Extra Child Ticket, Madam'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

A baby girl has been born on a train packed full of commuters. The Southeastern train was delayed at West Malling in Kent while the infant was deli...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Great Train Rebellion

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 28 January 2013... 1) THE GREAT TRAIN REBELLION First, there were the Euro-rebels. Then the gay-marria...

Missing Brother And Sister Found 'Safe And Well'

PA | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

A brother and sister who had been missing for much of the day have been found safe and well, police said tonight. Sophie Fletcher, 12, and her 10-y...

Why We Should Care About the Tube's 150th Birthday

Mike W.T. Brown | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike W.T. Brown

This week marks 150 years since the very first Tube journeys took place between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan Railway. At a time when people had no electricity in their homes, inside toilets were a rarity and radio and television did not yet exist the Tube was a revolutionary blast of modernism.

Rail Fares on the Rise: The Challenge of Change

Alexander Jan | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
Alexander Jan

Unlike buying a car or new kitchen, the hard pressed commuter of today is often paying for improvements that will be enjoyed years from now. When upgrades do arrive, the benefits are often taken up in the form of catering for increased demand.

Off the Rails

B.J. Epstein | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Politics
B.J. Epstein

Considering what you get for the amount of money you pay for a rail journey in this country and considering how essential it is that we encourage people to use public transportation, this rise in fares is something we need to rail against.

Pictures Of The Day Live: 18th December 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker and Gareth Richman | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK

The Huffington Post picture desk live bringing you the best pictures of the day from around the world chosen by our very own photo editors. We woul...