UK Transport

A Sense of Direction: When Permanent Secretaries Object to Ministerial Decisions

Gavin Freeguard | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Freeguard

Over the last few weeks, the government has published details of four 'ministerial directions' given by Secretaries of State to their permanent secretaries.

The #TubeStrike Has Just Created World's Longest Bus Queue

The Huffington Post UK | Staff Reporter | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

We all know that Britons love a queue - but this beast is probably taking it a bit too far. London's transport networks were crippled on Thursday m...

A Message to London

Mike Brown | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Politics
Mike Brown

The planned strike on London Underground from late afternoon on Wednesday 8 July will cause big disruption to the people and economy of London. It is also totally unnecessary.

Tonight's Tube Strike Is Entirely Justified

Seb Michnowicz | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Politics
Seb Michnowicz

The mainstream media has been quick to dust-off the hackneyed cliché of the tanned, well-fed, well-paid train driver holding London to ransom at any opportunity to chisel money out of TfL. To describe the dispute in this way is to do a disservice to readers: fundamentally, it has little to do with the money on offer ...

Catch the Bus Week

Mary Creagh | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Politics
Mary Creagh

Buses serve the society and the economy, as well as offering a sustainable travel option. It has been a pleasure to support this year's celebration of the bus!

Airport Commission: Labour Will Be Ready to Back the Decision That Is in the Best Long-Term Interests of the Country

Michael Dugher | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Dugher

The current Conservative Government's own difficulties with their own party must not influence the Government's approach. We cannot again let politics get in the way of good business - there are too many jobs at stake.

Government Complacency Means Further Chaos Looms for Drivers

Richard Burden | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Unless the new Government stops ignoring concerns, and ends the complacency, I fear that only further chaos looms ahead.

The Rail Strike May Have Been Cancelled, But There's Still Chaos And Confusion

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

Commuters and football fans still face chaos and confusion this bank holiday weekend, despite the last-minute announcement that the planned rail strik...

Walking to School: One Way to Defuse the Childhood Obesity Timebomb

Joe Irvin | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Joe Irvin

Over the next 10 years, pupil numbers are going to increase. The walk to school is in long-term decline and it would impact greatly on future generations if something so vital to the health of our children became a thing of the past.

Could the Dissatisfaction of Rail Workers Effect the Plans for the Night Tube?

David Ready | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
David Ready

To free up opportunities for Londoners, TfL are launching their new 24 hour weekend night tube on the 12th September 2015, running several London tube lines into the night and enabling Londoners and commuters to come in and out of the city at any-time on weekends. I looked at the general public's opinion on the night tube, how it might affect them and the potential pitfalls of the night tube, underlying the recent rail strike plans coming up towards the end of this month.

For Wheelchair Users Like Me, Getting on a Bus Isn't So Simple

James Lee | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Lee

it's not just access to buses that are a problem for young disabled people. A lack of step-free tube and train stations, being charged more to use a wheelchair accessible taxi and having to book train assistance 24 hours in advance are all part of the issue too.

Creating a National Powerhouse

Stephen Fear | Posted 29.06.2015 | 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 28.06.2015 | 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 26.06.2015 | 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 26.05.2015 | 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 10.05.2015 | 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?