UK Transport

How Rail Companies Could Avoid Increasing Train Fares

Henry Stewart | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Henry Stewart

If standard class carriages generate 61% more income, then it would seem to be a simple financial decision to start converting first class carriages on their own initiative? This does depend on more demand being created for standard class.

Brace Yourself For Yet Another Rail Fare Hike

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics

Rail passengers will suffer yet another price hike from January 2015, with some fares set to go up by as much as 5.5%. The new-year rise, means tha...

Prodding the Sleeping Giant- Keeping the Rise of Cycling Rolling

Alec James | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport
Alec James

The public's incredible reaction to the Tour de France which finished on Sunday may have surprised some, but its legacy through quality cycling provision in Britain must be a surprise to no-one.

The Government Will Replace Drivers With Computers Next Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech

Trials of driverless cars will start in January 2015, the government announced on Wednesday - but a lot of people aren't happy with the idea. A rec...

Cashless Buses Are a Lesson for Banks

Tony Virdi | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

TfL claims that moving to cashless buses will save it £24 million a year, highlighting the economic benefits of embracing contactless technologies... the focus should be on making the technology inclusive. After all, it should be about making the customer experience as easy and seamless as possible.

Why Aren't Women Interested in Rail?

Adeline Ginn | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adeline Ginn

As women we have fought for years for equality. We read constantly how as a gender we are striving to break the glass ceiling and change perceptions. But what if a whole industry was actively crying out for more female CEOs, managers and employees, but very few were accepting the offer?

Is This One Of The Most Left Wing Things Ed Miliband Has Ever Said?

PA | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Politics

The decision to privatise the railways was based on "dogma" and large parts of them be taken back into public ownership if Labour wins the general ele...

Free - A Manifesto

Joseph Finlay | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Joseph Finlay

Free is good. We should make as many things as possible free... Everyone will feel more free because of the lack of gates/checkouts and the reduction of the use of money will free our minds from having to constantly think about money.

Watch The Moment This Tube Passenger Lost A Valiant Battle Not To Laugh

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

It's a rare occurrence on London's lonely and introverted underground, but a carriage crammed full of commuters have been captured sharing a grin on t...

Chain, Chain, Chain, Chain of Hate

Paul Marshall | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Peddling arms in the Middle East may not exactly be the safest activity you can engage in. Neither for that matter is peddling drugs in Sicily. Or peddling stolen goods from the back of a van in Bolton.

Five Truths About What It's Really Like to Be a Commuter

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

London property prices are now rising at such a speedy rate, people are taking on longer commutes and buying houses in towns such as Colchester and Wellingborough. On paper, commuting can seem completely doable. But the reality? A total nightmare.

Use Buses In London? Then You Need To Read This

PA | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK

London's buses are no longer accepting cash from today as part of a raft of reforms. Transport for London (TfL) said dwindling numbers of passenger...

This Weird Goopy Ball Could Be The Future Of Transport

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech

Cars made of next-generation 'morphable surfaces' could be hitting the roads one day after a breakthrough by scientists at MIT. Scientists believe ...

Hover Cars Are Real, And They're In Tel Aviv

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech

Hover cars are every child's dream: the idea of getting into a futuristic pod and being silently thrown from one end of the city to the other. Well no...

Kings Cross: Sustainable Development in the Heart of London

Gregory Borne | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Gregory Borne

The 2012 London Olympic Games was touted as the most sustainable games ever and it was at the time the biggest construction project in Europe, today another development is underway in London that also boasts to be the largest in Europe

London Must Learn From Taipei Tube Attacks

David Spencer | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Spencer

At 4.26pm on Wednesday 21st May, a second year university student boarded a metro train at Longshan Temple station in Taipei, Taiwan. He was carrying two knives with him. In the four minutes before the train arrived at the next station, he killed four people and injured another twenty-three...

You're Going To Face A Very Big Fine If You Get Caught Speeding From Now On

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

A fourfold increase in the maximum fines available to magistrates is to be introduced, as part of sweeping reforms to the penalties which can be impos...

D-Day From Above: The Stories of RAF Veterans

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

As we remember the D-Day invasion, it is right to honour the brave soldiers, sailors, and 3,500 airmen who sailed the Channel and stormed the beaches. But we must also remember the many thousands of airmen who bravely faced horrendous odds and took to the skies in support of D-Day.

Why I'm Running for London Mayor

Christian Wolmar | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Politics
Christian Wolmar

I believe that London is the best city in the world, and I want it to maintain that position. But to achieve that, what London and Londoners need and deserve is radical thinking, effective politics and a Mayor who is dedicated to this city, rather than to his or her political career.

Tube Strike Cancelled As 11th Hour Deal Struck

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK

A planned three-day strike by London Underground workers in a row over Tube ticket office closures has been called off after last-ditch talks. Memb...

The HS2 Bill: An Opportunity (And No Longer a Threat)

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

The Hybrid Bill that makes the provisions for the planning of 'Phase One' of the project, from London to Birmingham, no longer represents a direct threat to Camden's businesses community. Actually, it now represents an opportunity; and one that we are keen to pursue.

Google Self-Driving Cars Powered By Maths, Not Magic (Allegedly)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Tech

Google has unveiled how its self-driving cars actually work: magic. Or rather 'maths'. But in effect it's basically the same thing as far as we can...

HS2 Must Treat Farming Fairly

Meurig Raymond | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK
Meurig Raymond

HS2 raises the prospect of an unacceptable treble hit. Firstly, essential farmland is being lost to the line; secondly, larger areas which have been highlighted for habitat creation and tree planting will take valuable food-producing land out of production. And thirdly, far more new habitat is being imposed than is being lost on a questionable 'bigger is better' principle.

Northern Infrastructure Needs Ambition and Leadership, Not Just Cash

Ed Cox | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ed Cox

Two recent interventions in the national infrastructure debate have given significant encouragement to those who believe public spending on big projects needs to be more focused on growth opportunities outside London and the South East.

You Can Get To Devon By Train Easily Again

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

David Cameron has hailed the reopening of a storm-wrecked rail line as "a great day". After weeks of work by a 300-strong team, Network Rail (NR) h...