UK Transport

Northern Infrastructure Needs Ambition and Leadership, Not Just Cash

Ed Cox | Posted 07.04.2014 | 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...

This Safety Warning Has Landed A Train Company In Big, Big Trouble

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

A train company has launched an investigation after passengers were told to "be aware of pickpockets and Gypsies" before disembarking at a station. ...

Malaysia Jet May Have Literally Gone 'Under The Radar'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

The missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have used a dangerous technique called "terrain masking", flying low to avoid detection on radar, inves...

Half Of White Line Road Markings Need Replacing Immediately

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

Around half of the white line road markings on major highways need replacing immediately or soon, according to a survey. Just 16% of markings on motor...

Why the London Underground Sucks

Carina Maggar | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carina Maggar

The London Underground. It's dusty, it's grimy and it's full of people's body odours that I care not to sample. If i wanted your armpit shoved up against my chin, i'd be in a relationship with you. Then there are the breed of people who think it's acceptable to eat curries/pasties/burgers in such a confined place. This was my horrific experience recently:

Heritage Routemaster Buses To Be Axed

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Matthews | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

London’s Heritage Routemaster buses could be consigned to the history books as Transport for London has announced plans to scrap the iconic vehicles...

Boris' Routemaster Comes To South London..

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Matthews | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson's flagship Routemaster buses move south of the river this weekend - but without their distinctive opened back doors. TFL confirmed th...

Why We Are on Strike

Bob Crow | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Bob Crow

My union has campaigned relentlessly for investment in London Underground, to upgrade and expand services, to replace the archaic fleet and infrastructure with the best available and to tackle backlogs of maintenance and renewals. Londoners deserve that. What we will not accept is a scandalous attempt to dress up savage, austerity-led cuts under the cloak of "modernisation". There is nothing modern about reducing the tube to a hollowed-out shell where a skeleton staff is stretched to breaking point.

How Punctual Are TfL Staff? The Answer Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

As Londoners battle to make it into work on time amid a strike by Underground workers that has crippled tube lines, it can be revealed that Transport ...

When I Was a Handicapped Kid

Simon Stevens | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

The teachers were as shocked as the pupils and I might as well have been an alien for outer space as I was certainly the freak of the school. This was clearly a lonely position and I often felt I was the only disabled person within a mile, five miles or even ten miles radius.

Taxi Firm Refuses Disabled Passengers Over Pricing Row

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Teesside taxi firm will no longer carry disabled passengers after a row over pricing. Boro Taxis boss, Mohammed Bashir, said although the decisio...

Futuristic Electric Buses Coming To Milton Keynes

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Wirelessly-charged electric buses that can run all day long are set to be rolled out in the UK's hub of futuristic transport - Milton Keynes. Eigh...

Minister Accused Over Boxing Day Train Non-Services

PA | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Labour have accused a Conservative transport minister of "hypocrisy" over the shortage of train services on Boxing Day. Only a handful of lines wil...

Around the World in 14 Days

Max De Lucia | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Max De Lucia

The idea is simple. We're on a mission to bring people all over the world together through the power of music and the human voice. We've asked you to help us make it happen and you haven't disappointed.

A Railway Run for Passengers Not Shareholders: There's an Idea

Natalie Bennett | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

I hear the term "modal shift" - referring to the move of passengers from cars to public transport -- a lot, and a lot of discussion of how to achieve that. But I've now seen the answer - copy the Swiss in practically everything. And an excellent place to start would be bringing the railways back into public hands.

Who Wants To Buy Eurostar?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Politics

Eurostar is to be sold as part of a radical £20bn privatisation plan for Government financial and corporate assets by 2020. George Osborne is set ...

Road Deaths: The Asymmetry of Power and Risk Is Stark

Caroline Russell | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK
Caroline Russell

Last Friday, along with at least a thousand others, I lay down in the road opposite Southwark tube station outside the offices of Transport for London. I joined the #TfLDieIn on foot, without my bike, to remember all those who have lost their lives on London's roads.

Materials Are Key Challenge for Europe in Resource-Constrained World

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

In the build up to February's European Council Summit on industrial competitiveness, Brussels is in the midst of a major policy review. Industrial strategy is the right topic for Europe to be debating and now is exactly the right time to address it...

We Need a More Child-Friendly Society

June O'Sullivan MBE | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK
June O'Sullivan MBE

We need to have a conversation about what child-friendly means. It involves understanding the adult's role in guiding the child's behaviour, as well as accepting our responsibility to share the task of rearing children. It also means modelling good behaviour ourselves.

London Underground To Run 24 Hours At Weekends From 2015

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

The London Underground will run 24-hours at weekends from 2015. Tfl have announced five lines - the Piccadilly, Jubilee, Victoria, Northern and Cen...

When the Mayor Gets Blamed, Boris Gets Personal

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

Over the past week the mayor has responded to criticism of his cycling policies by suggesting cyclists are making rash decisions on the roads and by repeating a unfounded claim he made to me in October 2011 that wearing headphones whilst cycling or walking could be blamed for an increase in the numbers injured in London.

Let's Stop Scoring Points Over Dead Cyclists

Matt Glass | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Matt Glass

If you need a barometer of just how much a bunch of utter bastards humankind can be, look no further than a story about a cyclist dying on the roads of London. Tragically, you won't need to look far - six in the last fortnight should give you plenty of ammunition - and it seems everybody has a little bit of hatred reserved.

Poo Choo Trains

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

Faeces-dumping trains in London's Liverpool Street Station have prompted disgruntled commuters to start a petition to get the practice banned. Toil...

Accessible Transport Is Good for Everyone

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Public transport is an essential part of the infrastructure of any civilised society and therefore if disabled people are to achieve full equality as contributing citizens, it is important that public transport is as accessible as it can be, and by this I do not just mean wheelchair access but also a whole range of features so that transport is accessible to a wide range of people with differing impairments.