UK Transport

Creating a National Powerhouse

Stephen Fear | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

Government must take the lead on infrastructure. Creating thought out, integrated transport links within our top ten cities would be a start. Turning each into a mini London in terms of linking remote areas of each city.

From Gallons to Gigabytes: The Currencies of Future Mobility

Jack R. Miles | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech
Jack R. Miles

The cost of travel is currently assessed in several ways, whether it be mpg, cost per journey or electrical range. But as forms of transport develop, the currency of mobility is changing.

Why I'm Voting Labour

Gregor Cubie | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Gregor Cubie

A University professor who would put a sign on his door saying "Away Fighting The Forces of Capitalism" when he was out of office once told me that the reason populism tends to pool around reactionary right-wing ideas is that the motivations for, and expected benefits of left-wing ideologies are less easily quantifiable and thus harder to express.

Incredible Picture Shows How Plane Wheels Snapped Off During Landing

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK

This incredible image shows how wheels snapped off a plane as it landed at East Midlands Airport. The plane skidded 370ft (115m) along the runway a...

Train Driver Boards Wrong Train Then Drives Wrong Way

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK

Passengers were left bewildered after a train driver got on the wrong train, then proceeded to drive them the wrong way. The driver and train manag...

The Last Shall Be First

Gavin Devine | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK
Gavin Devine

The dominance of London and the surrounding region in the national economy and in many aspects of our cultural life, there is an ever-increasing media and political focus on areas outside the South East as recognition grows of the importance of their role in the UK as a whole. And this could have a profound impact on Britain's future.

What Will Driverless Cars Do to Our Society?

Eleanor Moss | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Tech
Eleanor Moss

Whilst Volvo envisions us all owning our own car, just like we do now, Google and other companies envision using driverless vehicles as a form of public transport, using Uber-like technology to hail a vehicle directly to our location.

It's Time for New Guidance on Sleep Apnoea

Meg Munn | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

Current estimates suggests that OSAS is prevalent in over 15% of HGV drivers and in 2013 alone there were 1,713 fatal road traffic accidents. The large vehicles on our roads recorded more of these fatalities than any other vehicle type. OSAS remains a huge problem, but it is not one without a solution, and a 4 week one at that.

All Aboard The Public Sector

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Politics

A public sector operator will be running trains as soon as possible under a Labour government, with the current franchising system set to be scrapped,...

I Do Not Want a Special Service Just Because I Am 'Disabled'

Simon Stevens | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

It is important to understand inclusion in terms of services to understand it should be the goal of service providers to make their services as inclusive as possible, and this involves examining their policies and procedures with a fine comb.

These Are The 7 Most Intelligent Cities In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A list of the seven most intelligent cities in the world has been revealed - and its (previously unsung) winners come as a pleasant surprise. The I...

UK Transport Providers: Is This the Final Strike?

Sophia Parsons | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

Of the 2,000 people asked, only 15% believe UK transport providers, meaning buses, trains, tubes and taxis, do a decent job; anyone who's been on the Northern Line pre-9am will vouch alongside the 45% of folk who complain overcrowding is a serious problem with public transport during winter.

Eurostar Passengers Faced More Delays As Queues Build Up

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK

Eurotunnel services have resumed but customers are told to expect delays following the lorry fire which left thousands of passengers stranded on eithe...

Would You Support a Mayor's Strike Busting Transport Reserve?

Ivan Massow | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

TfL already does something similar to a reserve, staffing its tube stations using 'ambassadors' when strikes are on. But why not go one step further and use ordinary Londoners to help TFL run its services during disputes?

If You Travel By Bus In London, You Better Read This...

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

London bus passengers face an awful commute on Tuesday as thousands of drivers walk out over a pay dispute. Up to 27,000 drivers who belong to the ...

Turn(it)around Bright Eyes

The Mac Twins | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Sometimes the magnitude of everything you want to do in your lifetime is so overwhelming that you don't do any of them at all. Read all of Game of Thrones, re-visit chess, triathlon training - the list trundles on and on.

Massive Delays As Rail Fares Rise AGAIN

PA | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

Rail fare rises today have been accompanied by all-too-familiar failings on tracks and trains. As season ticket-holders came to terms with increase...

Labour's Bus Plans Are Economic Fantasy and Would Damage Vital Community Services

Martin Griffiths | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Politics
Martin Griffiths

Less than six months from a finely balanced UK election, it's no surprise public transport and buses are under attack from politicians looking for a headline and some votes. But Shadow Transport Secretary Michael Dugher does everyone a disservice by failing to understand buses and pushing policies that will damage Britain's bus networks.

Like With the Rip-off Energy Firms, Labour Is Determined to Take on the Bus Barons

Michael Dugher | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Dugher

The way local bus services are provided is not fit for purpose. Labour will stand up for passengers by changing the way things work to hand all English regions London-style powers over local bus services. This will ensure communities get the local bus services they need and deserve.

Funding Crossrail 2 Requires Fresh Thinking and Bold Ideas, Not Another Hit on London's Businesses

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

Our message to the Government is clear: extending the BRS in its current form will put the future of London BIDs and the success of its high street policy initiatives at risk. Whether this means offsetting it against BID levies or ensuring that landlords are on a more even footing, the BRS needs to be adapted to ensure that the short-to-medium term occupiers are not the ones that are penalised.

Labour Declares an End to a War That Only Ever Existed in the Heads of Spin Doctors

Caroline Russell | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

Michael Dugher MP has announced that he has decided to "stop demonising motorists and start championing them", going on to say that governments have seen motorists as a "cash cow" and have been creaming cash off them with fuel taxes and penalties". The reality is of course very far from this.

Dear Men Who Sprawl Over Public Transport, Your Days Are Numbered...

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For as long as anyone can remember, man spreaders have dominated public transport. Sitting with their legs wide open and sprawling over multiple s...

New Roads Are Not the Way Forward

Natalie Bennett | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Today's announcement on new road building from the Prime Minister is further confirmation that this government is driving us into an economic, social and environmental cul-de-sac.

30 years of Independent Living

Simon Stevens | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

On Thursday, Spectrum CIL (previously Southampton Centre for Independent Living) will celebrate its 30th anniversary, and I am delighted to be one of the guest speakers. This has given me an opportunity to ponder the achievements within independent living over the last 30 years.

The Little Things That Help Disabled People

Simon Stevens | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

The first and probably greatest skill disabled people have to quickly learn is problem solving. Since disabled people often live in a world that is unprepared for their specific needs, on a day to day basis they encounter barriers that require them to be creative and bend the rules on how things were intended to be used.