UK Transport

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The Hybrid Bill that makes the provisions for the planning of 'Phase One' of the project, from London to Birmingham, no longer represents a direct threat to Camden's businesses community.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...

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 ...