UK Trains

Southern Rail Passengers Should Brace Themselves For An Awful Start To The New Year

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

Commuters on the beleaguered Southern Railway are to face horrific delays and disruption over New Year as Britain’s biggest rail union confirms fres...

Between The Strikes And The Fog, There's Plenty Of Potential For Travel Chaos This Week

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK

Passengers flying out of London airports have been warned of impending travel chaos thanks to thick fog. A number of flights have already been delayed...

Wave Of Strikes To Hit Rail, Post And Airline Industries This Week

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK

A wave of strikes will be launched by thousands of workers this week, hitting rail, post and airline industries in the run-up to Christmas. A series o...

Why We Should Look Closer To Home For Adventure

Charlie Hainsworth | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Hainsworth

Every year many Brits travel abroad in search of the beauty in our world. As the very fortunate individual chosen as 16-25 Railcard's first Chief Adventure Officer, it is my job to show the Great British public why they should be looking closer to home, embracing a staycation, and exploring all our nation has to offer.

Chris Grayling Says He Is Not Privatising Network Rail Despite A Plan That Looks A Bit Like Privatisation

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK

Chris Grayling has insisted he does not want to privatise Network Rail - despite bringing private companies into the running of a new rail line. Speak...

Your Stop Might Be Among The Most Haunted UK Train Stations

Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK

A new map has revealed some of the most haunted train stations in the UK just ahead of Halloween. The map, which was hand-painted by illustrator Ella ...

Why Are Our Trains Not Suitable For Superhumans?

Laura Moore | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Laura Moore

I saw a post on Twitter today that really angered me.  One of our Gold medal winning Paralympians, Sophie Christiansen OBE, had been stranded on a train because Great Western had not ensured there was a ramp for her when she arrived at Paddington Station.

Caroline Lucas' Lone But Brutal Attack On Southern Rail Is Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

Caroline Lucas launched a fierce attack at Conservative ministers last night for their refusal to strip Southern Rail of franchises worth tens of mill...

John Prescott Stepped In To Serve Teas On A Busy Train And Had The Best Banter

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK

Ex-Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott stepped in to help a stretched assistant in the buffet car on a train. When the peer once dubbed ‘Two Jags’...

A Model Train Company Just Trolled Jeremy Corbyn With Its Latest Virgin Release

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK

The row brewing over ‘Traingate’ has been reignited by a model train company that mocked Jeremy Corbyn with an announcement of their latest produc...

BBC Listeners Baffled As Pete Waterman Turns Up To Debate Rail Nationalisation

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK

BBC radio listeners were baffled on Saturday morning when music producer Pete Waterman was used in a debate about renationalistion of the railways. Wa...

It's Not About The Seat, It Really Is All "About The Economy, Stupid!"

Manuel Cortes | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics
Manuel Cortes

So now Richard Branson has joined in the efforts to vilify Jeremy Corbyn. What is is that the Tories, the Murdoch press, the panicked wing of the Labour Party and now Branson, a man whose personal wealth rose by £86 million last year to a staggering £3.6 billion, really don't like about Jeremy Corbyn? I'll tell you: it's his winning streak.

Jeremy Corbyn Accused Of 'Rehashing Old Policies' In Flagship Transport Speech

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn’s flagship transport policy announcement has been marred by claims it is a simple re-hash of old Labour policies developed by his ex-s...

Why Do We Need Toilets That Talk to Us?

Laurence Clark | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Laurence Clark

As a stand-up comedian living in the north-west of England, I frequently find myself travelling down to London on the train for gigs. This means that over the past few years I have developed a healthy dislike for Virgin Trains' on-board toilets...

Could Crowdfunding Be the Answer to TfL's Financial Woes?

Keith Prince | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Politics
Keith Prince

As the financial pressures on Transport for London (TfL) grow, it is more important than ever that it considers alternative ways of financing its grow...

The ‪#‎SouthernStrike‬ Is Bringing Out The Best And Worst Of Britain

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK

Commuters in England and Scotland have faced disruption and frustration today as two separate 24-hour strikes see hundreds of trains cancelled. The st...

The Southern Rail Nightmare Goes On

Tom Walters | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK
Tom Walters

We're now in the fifth week of Southern Rail madness. Five weeks of sudden cancellations, unhealthily packed trains and increasingly futile attempts by the Southern Rail customer service team to blame it all on 'staff sickness'.

Don't Pay to Go to Work - Cut the Cost of Your Commute

Sarah Willingham | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK
Sarah Willingham

We certainly need to start getting savvier about how we travel to and from work. Just making some simple tweaks to our journey could save hundreds of pounds of our hard earned salaries, so it is definitely worth the effort!

Four Reasons to Go Interrailing

Annina Claesson | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

It's saddening that train prices in Europe are so steep without the InterRail pass. Otherwise, many of us wouldn't travel any other way. Luckily, there's no limit to how many times you can go interrailing (even if it feels like a once-in-a-lifetime experience) - so open a map and start tracing the tracks you'd like to follow for your next adventure.

Easter Escape Descends Into Travel Hell

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK

Police were called to help evacuate 150 holidaymakers from a “dangerously” overcrowded train during the Easter break. Passengers reported being pa...

People Are Risking Their Lives To See The Flying Scotsman

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

All trains on the East Coast Main Line have been stopped because of a "huge number" of trespassers trying to see the iconic Flying Scotsman train on i...

The Best Flying Scotsman Pictures On The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Comedy

#FlyingScotsman was top trend on Twitter on Thursday morning so we thought we'd get on the bandwagon. We've got this right, yeah?...

This Train Announcer's Hilarious Speech Is Enough To Make The Delays Worth It

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Comedy

It's been a few weeks since we found out about the cheery train conductor who was brightening up a commuter train with a daily quiz, and now it seems ...

The Comedy Car Share

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 07.02.2017 | 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 10.05.2016 | 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...