UK Transport

Young People Are Really Angry At Virgin Train's 'Sneaky' New Railcard Change - Which Will Cost Them Thousands

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Young people are fuming about the "sneaky" changes to Virgin Trains' off-peak fares, which will see the cost of a return to London from cities such as...

After All That, The Night Tube Has Been Postponed

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

The launch of the 24-hour London Underground (LU) service has been postponed. The all-night tube service, set to run on selected Friday and Saturda...

Why These Countries Introduced Women-Only Transport

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn's idea of providing train carriages for women may have been condemned by his Labour leadership opponents but other countries have run ex...

Flights To Dublin Airport Suspended As Blaze Breaks Out

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Flights from Dublin Airport were suspended this morning after a fire broke out. Pictures from the scene appeared to show flames engulfing a hangar ...

Panic Over, The Tube Strike Has Been Suspended

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

Both strikes planned for this week have been cancelled after talks between unions and London Underground managers. The strikes, planned for 25-26 a...

Crossrail's Great Delay Shows We Need to Think Creatively to Keep London Moving

Syed Kamall | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Politics
Syed Kamall

Crossrail was finally delivered mainly by Londoners for Londoners, with a democratically accountable Mayor at the helm and over 60% of its £14.8bn funding coming directly from Londoners and London's businesses. After Crossrail, it is clear that London's entrepreneurial citizens need to keep the initiative.

If We Want to Tackle Sex Offences, More Institutions Need to Take a Leaf Out of the British Transport Police's Book

Verity Ryan | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
Verity Ryan

Figures showing a 25% increase in sex offences reported to the British Transport Police (BTP) have been met with a tsunami of women sharing their own experiences of assault and harassment.

More Sex Crimes Are Being Reported On Britain's Railways

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

The number of sex offences on Britain's railways increased last year while recorded crime went down for the 11th year in a row. There were 1,399 se...

Rail Fares Have Risen Three Times Faster Than Wages, And Commuters Are Furious

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Rail fares have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the past five years, leaving commuters "seriously out of pocket", according to a new r...

The Impact of Calais on Traffic in Kent Is a Symptom of Long-term Issues That Demand Better Than Short-term Fixes by Government

Richard Burden | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

It's not only in politics that a week is a long time. Last week our TV screens were dominated by scenes long queues of stationary lorries stacked up a...

Time to End the Disaster of Rail Privatisation

Andy Burnham | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Burnham

In their final term of 18 years in government, the Tories broke up British Rail, creating the fragmented privatised network that we experience today. They shouldn't have had the chance to commit this vandalism - a Labour Party divided and hampered by the hard left through the 1980s failed to win, and left the way open for this. But we must also accept that the Labour Party of more recent years hasn't been bold enough in reversing the Tory mess.

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.