UK Transport

Taking Gadgets Through Airport Security Is A Nightmare, But That Could Be About To Change

PA | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Tech

There is something so predictably soul-destroying about airport security. From the long queues to the moment when you realise that everyone in front o...

Motorcyclists Are Being Killed In Large Numbers In London, While Other Road Deaths Are Down. Why?

Anton Shelupanov | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK
Anton Shelupanov

How many more Londoners must die before City Hall gets a grip on this tragedy? In late September the Department for Transport published road death ...

Goodbye Uber, I'll Miss You

Carina Maggar | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carina Maggar

On Friday, at precisely 11am the news broke that as from September 30, Uber will cease to be. Transport for London has banned the company from opera...

Uber CEO Apologises For 'Mistakes' In Open Letter To Londoners

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK

Uber has apologised to Londoners apologising for its “mistakes” but said the company would be appealing the decision to revoke its operating licen...

Uber Losing Its License Is A Step Back For London

Johnny Luk | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Johnny Luk

Uber for all its faults - provides a good service for the vast majority of people. I have spent probably hours collectively talking to amazing drivers, some who actually left the black cabs for an eco-friendlier car, because the technology is better, there are more clients and because it's more cost effective for the customer.

A Beginner's Guide To Using My Get Me There: Manchester's Hilarious Attempt At Reinventing London's Oyster Card

Sushil Nash | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech
Sushil Nash

Intrigued by the announcement and excited to trial some fresh new tech, I thought I'd take a 'quick' look into how the new scheme works and how it stacks up against the MEN's claims. And so, blissfully unaware of the rabbit hole I was about to dive into, I clicked through to TfGM's FAQs page. Or, as I like to call it, Pandora's Box of What The Actual Fuck?

Women Only Carriages - Good Or Bad?

Michelle D Harris | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle D Harris

Women only carriages - is this what our nation has come to? That we have to segregate people like we are in prison, just to keep to be safe?

Tory Cuts Are Forcing Disabled People Like Me To Wait 200 Years For Access To Transport

Paula Peters | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Politics
Paula Peters

Analysis today shows that at as a result of Tory cuts, disabled people will have to wait 201 years for train stations across the country to be made accessible. Although the government said they were "committed to ensuring that disabled people have equal access to transport services and opportunities to travel", they have cut 42% of the funding for the Access for All scheme to make stations accessible. As a disabled person who relies on public transport, my life has been put on hold by these cuts.

How To Survive Your Daily Commute

Izzy McRae | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

If I ever get ahead of myself, and start thinking how well I am managing to keep calm and happy in this crazy city, all I need to do is take the tube in rush hour. 20 minutes of having people barging past me, pushing their backpacks into my face as I try to find a place to stand where I can hold onto something to avoid falling into the person next to me as the train stops...I completely lose my zen.

This Is How Big The North-South Divide Really Is

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK

The Conservative Party is facing a growing backlash from angry northern commuters after it was revealed that the north of England has seen £59 billio...

Tube Nerds Rejoice, There's A New Map To Celebrate The DLR's 30th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK

London’s Docklands Light Railway, better known as the DLR, is celebrating its 30th birthday and has been given a spruced up new map to celebrate. Th...

The Tories' Short-Sighted Austerity On Transport Is Jeopardising Our Future

Andy McDonald | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Politics
Andy McDonald

Investing in transport infrastructure is a key driver of economic growth and is necessary for the rebalancing the economy, increasing productivity and tackling climate change. The government's policy of austerity on transport spending is an incredibly short-sighted move that is jeopardising our future prosperity.

Why Electric Vehicles Alone Aren't The Silver Bullet For Addressing Worsening Air Quality

Clare Wenner | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech
Clare Wenner

The new Minister in charge of transport and the environment at the Department for Transport, Jesse Norman, has a real chance now to make an immediate difference to both combatting climate change and air pollution. The solutions are there. But is the political will to implement them?

How Tech Will Transform Our Public Transport System: Are Uber Buses Driving Our Way?

Johan Herrlin | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Tech
Johan Herrlin

We are expecting to see more experimentation with demand responsive services with data at the heart of delivering these types of services successfully. The introduction of shared economy models with bus operators supporting local communities to run services in partnership, will ultimately reduce costs and make services more viable.

What Air Stewards Really Mean When You Hear Them Say The Words 'Tom Cruise'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Entertainment

Tom Cruise means many different things to many people, but for a particular segment of the transport industry, it turns out his name is a useful codew...

10 Types Of Terrible People You Always Meet On Public Transport

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For anyone who has had the misfortune to travel on public transport, you’ll know your fellow citizens aren’t always the best version of themselves...

Your Tube Line Might Contain The Most Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK

A number of antibiotic-resistant superbugs have been discovered on the London Underground. More than 80 swabs were taken from handles and seats of eac...

How Commuting Is Turning Electric And Saving The Environment

Phillip Othen | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech

Twice a day, the world experiences a mass migration of people, moving in their hundreds of millions – if not billions – over distances that might ...

Delivering Sustainable Transport In Africa's Cities

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

Africa's Cities: Opening Doors to the World, a lack of quality and cost-efficient transportation is one of the main challenges facing the continent's urban centres. Many African cities' mass transit relies on informal minibus systems whose low passenger capacity prevents them from achieving economies of scale, and small taxis.

There Could Be Big Queues Ahead If You're Planning On Getting Away For Easter By Car

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK

Travellers over the Easter period could face long queues on Britain’s roads. Easter traffic is expected to peak on Thursday as leisure travellers ba...

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...