UK Transport

Could 'Willy Wonka' Services Help Future-Proof Our City Transport Systems?

Andreas Schierenbeck | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andreas Schierenbeck

Roald Dahl with his ingenious glass elevator was decades ahead of his time, but the onus is now on city planners and developers to think now about what cities will look like in 15, 30, or even 50 years' time and how smart technology will play a vital role

Government Must Launch Diesel Scrappage Scheme And Devolve It To Local Areas

Harry Quilter-Pinner | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Politics
Harry Quilter-Pinner

The UK government has now received as final warning over repeated breaches of air pollution limits in sixteen areas. This comes after 220 doctors warn...

Carnage At Clapham Junction As Strikes And Broken Rails Hit Train Services

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK

There was carnage at Clapham Junction this morning due to strike action and emergency work to fix a broken rail. According to the Evening Standard, tw...

Jeremy Corbyn's Southern Rail Comments Hit A Nerve As Commuters Face Another Day Of Chaos

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

Southern Rail commuters have rounded on Jeremy Corbyn after the Labour leader on Tuesday said he backed the strike action that has led to “dangerous...

M1 Closed After Body Discovered On Motorway

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

Part of the M1 was closed after a body was discovered on the motorway. The road was closed northbound after on Tuesday between junctions 16 (Northamp...

Sadiq Khan's Spin Is Derailing Devolution

Keith Prince | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Prince

This morning Sadiq Khan issued a press release in which he made five pledges to suburban Londoners listing improvements that he claims would happen if the Government devolves control of suburban rail to Transport for London.

London Flights Cancelled As Thick Fog Descends On The Capital

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK

A number of flights from London City airport were cancelled today because of thick fog. By midday, 22 arrivals and 29 departures had been cancelled. A...

We Need To Address The Housing Issues Of Nursery Staff

June O'Sullivan MBE | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
June O'Sullivan MBE

Welcoming London's First Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare Challenge, Joanne McCartney to discuss the London Childcare Challenge. Have you eve...

The Piccadilly Line Is In Meltdown And So Is Its Twitter Account

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK

London commuters have been expressing their frustrations over the severely disrupted Piccadilly line for several days now - and it seems the person be...

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...

Eight Ways Commuters Are Dealing With The Southern Rail Strike

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK

Commuters faced some of the worst disruptions to rail services for years on Tuesday as a three-day Southern Rail strike began in a bitter dispute over...

HIV And The Day The Penny, Pound, Fiver, Tenner...Dropped

Paul Marshall | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Truth be told, I'm not really a shaking the bucket type of guy. Then again, thanks to the incredible medical advances over the last 15-20 years in the treatment of this once deadly disease, I'm fortunately not really a kicking the bucket type of guy either.

Northern Line Users, Rejoice! It's Your Turn To Get The Night Tube Service

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK

The Night Tube is set to run on a section of the London Underground’s Northern line, beginning on the evening of Friday 18 November. Trains will run...

How An 1860's Experiment Transformed Modern Shipping

David Rooney | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
David Rooney

If it wasn't for ships, we'd be sunk. Once, this was widely known. Docks were close to the centres of port cities and were teeming with maritime life. Our coastlines were motorways for goods and materials haulage. Rivers thronged with boats carrying people and cargo.

Cycling Protesters Hold Emotional 'Die In' Vigil Following Death Of Student Italian Prince

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Dozens of protesters held a ‘die in’ outside of London’s City Hall last night to campaign for safer roads after an Italian prince was killed whi...

Winter Is Coming. And So Are The Weather Warnings

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK

Winter is set to sweep in early on Tuesday with widespread snowfall up to 15cm (6ins) deep threatening to bring travel disruption. The Met Office has ...

A Thriving Midlands Is Key To A Thriving UK, We Cannot Rely On One City

Maria Machancoses | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Maria Machancoses

It is a fact that the world's successful economies do not lean on one single superpowered capital, but a network of strong, well-connected regions. As the UK prepares for Brexit, having strength in our regions is more important than ever. Our economy cannot prop itself up on an overcrowded, overpriced capital. Building strongholds in regions to attract international and national businesses are a must, and with its position at the heart of the UK, the Midlands will be crucial to economic success.

The Safety Agency Government Won't Help

Rob Flello | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Flello

How many lives might have been saved if that delay had been avoided? How many more are at risk because inspectors have one hand tied behind their backs by the very government which charges them with our protection?

We Need A More Ambitious Plan To Clean Up Our Air

Sam Hall | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Hall

The Government has made a positive start in improving air quality and encouraging green alternatives. But it needs to be more ambitious. It should drive forward this agenda whatever the outcome of the court case.

Why Southern Rail Needs To Rewrite The Script

Phil Teer | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Phil Teer

If the British transport system was a cinema, then Southern Rail would be the disaster movie currently showing

Footage Shows Passengers Sprint Away From Burning Plane After It Aborted Take-Off At Last-Minute

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK

This is the dramatic moment passengers fled an aeroplane when it caught fire moments before take-off. The American Airlines flight, which was bound fo...

30 Years Of Tory Bus Privatisation And There's No Reason To Celebrate

Daniel Zeichner | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Politics
Daniel Zeichner

For the past 30 years, bus companies have been able to put profit above passengers. We won't waste this chance to change the way buses are run in our country. Unlike buses, two opportunities to do that won't come along at once.

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 ...

Video Shows 'Dangerous' London Bus Driver Nudging Cyclist Off Road

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK

Transport for London has launched an investigation after video emerged which appeared to show a bus driver “nudging” a cyclist out of the way. Cy...

Paris, Gatwick, Heathrow, And Montreal - Why No New Runway Is The Right Option For Britain

Keith Taylor | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

With no indication the government intends to reject airport expansion proposals at Gatwick and Heathrow, ratification begins to look like empty symbolism. Either that or the Prime Minister simply doesn't understand the agreement on which she is about to put pen to paper.