UK Transport

The Future of Cycling in London

Ken Shuttleworth | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK
Ken Shuttleworth

Whether we're discussing how to make our roads safer or the environmental benefits of getting more people to commute by bike, cycling is a topic that many of us feel passionately about. Cycling is an integral and increasingly important part of London's transport network, but there is still a long way to go before it becomes as inclusive, safe and widely enjoyed here as it is in the likes of Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

Crossrail 2 Map Shows Potential Route From Surrey To Hertfordshire

The Huffington Post | James Martin | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK

Crossrail 2 will be among major rail developments in the south east and north of England to get the green light in George Osborne's Wednesday Budget. ...

Andreas Lubitz Referred To Psychiatric Clinic Just Two Weeks Before Germanwings Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

The Germanwings co-pilot who caused the crash which killed 150 people was referred to a psychiatric clinic two weeks before the the tragedy, it has be...

Metro Mayors Should Shake Up Their Cities

Luke Raikes | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Politics
Luke Raikes

The race is on to lead the North's major cities. This May it is Londoners who will elect their mayor. But on May 4 2017 it will finally be the turn of citizens in Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, the North East and other areas to elect 'metro mayors' to govern their city regions.

A Woman Was Dragged Under A Tube Train Because 'Her Coat Wasn't Big Enough'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

A woman was dragged under a Tube train because her coat wasn’t big enough to alert the driver, it has been found. The Evening Standard reported t...

Planning On Travelling Anywhere This Weekend? This Might Make You Reconsider

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

Snow is continuing fall in many areas of the county and the current cold snap is forecasted to continue as Storm Jake moves down the UK. The Met Of...

23 Near Misses Raise Fears Drones Could Take Down An Aircraft Over Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

There were 23 near misses between aircraft and drones at major airports and even over the Houses of Parliament in just six months, aviation investigat...

Night Tube One Step Closer As Major Rail Union Backs Plans

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK

RMT members have voted overwhelmingly to accept a pay and conditions deal for an all-night Tube service in London. The agreement will clear a big h...

A Woman Called Elizabeth Line Has A Warning For The Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

It was announced on Tuesday that the new Crossrail line will be dubbed the Elizabeth Line, after Her Majesty The Queen - but one woman has a warning f...

'Hypocritical' Boris Actually Has A Billion Reasons To Thank The EU For Crossrail

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

Boris Johnson has been slammed as "deeply hypocritical" for campaigning for Brexit, despite "acknowledging the benefits membership brings London" - in...

Crossrail Renamed The 'Elizabeth Line', But Commuters Have Their Own Suggestions

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

The new Crossrail line has been revealed - although plenty of commuters have offered their own suggestions too. The line will be named the Elizabet...

This Is Why You May Have Had A Particularly Hellish Commute Home This Evening

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

Commuters in and out of London endured travel misery on Friday after an array of problems struck the transport system. Disruptions lasted into the ...

Lovestruck For Our Very Own Cabbies

Artemis Mercer | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK
Artemis Mercer

For us, the wives of black cab drivers in London, this year Valentine's Day has a whole other meaning. In our fight to save our partners' jobs and livelihoods, we are simply asking our partners (and all the cab drivers and people working in the black cab industry) to leave us a message from the heart and make a pledge towards the "Action for Cabbies".

Bus Abandons Disabled Woman After Driver Ignores Pleas To Extend Ramp Properly

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK

A disabled woman was left alone on the side of the road after a bus driver ignored her pleas to lower a wheelchair ramp correctly and refused to allow...

London Bus Explosion Stunt Leaves 7/7 Families Reeling

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

A blockbuster film stunt that saw a bus blown up in the middle of central London has left residents raging, after they feared another '7/7'-style atta...

Urn Filled With Human Remains Found On London Transport Collected After 7 Years

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK

Cremated remains found on public transport seven years ago have been reunited with loved ones after an urn lay all but forgotten in Transport For Lond...

Teen Works Out It Is Cheaper To Fly Via Berlin Than Get A Direct Train Home

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK

A teenager discovered it was cheaper for him to travel from Sheffield to Essex via Berlin, rather than going direct - although he only saved £8 in th...

Don't Let the Mavericks Destroy the Cab Industry

Artemis Mercer | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech
Artemis Mercer

I just couldn't sit by and watch the slow and painful death of the iconic black cab industry; I had to take action. After all, this is an industry that not only supports me and my family but also the families of 25,000 black cabbies in London, and related businesses such as garages and vehicle manufacturers.

This Flying Scotsman Quiz Might Just Be The Most Quintessentially British Thing Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

One of the most famous locomotives in the world, the Flying Scotsman, took its first public steam test-run in more than a decade on Friday. The tra...

What Will Be the Key Sustainability Trends in 2016?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

Every year I rashly agree to forecast/guess what will be the key sustainability trends for the year ahead. This time last year I did predict that under investment in flood defences would force government onto the back foot reducing them to sticky plaster solutions - so I got at least one right! What then might happen in 2016?

Train Prices Are Rising But There's Been A Nice Surprise For Londoners Travelling Today

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.01.2016 | UK

While many have today been involved in the annual train fare price rise moan, Londoners were treated to a nice surprise on Saturday morning. Ticket...

Thousands Of Christmas Travellers Struck By Rail Chaos

PA | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK

Thousands of Christmas journeys have been hit after a day of chaos on the rail network, with more than one in ten journeys delayed across England and ...

#Mistletube Is Cute, but Here's What Would Make a Real Difference to Londoners

Mark Detre | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK
Mark Detre

So congrats to whoever it was who strung up the mistletoe, and well done TfL for ferrying everyone round more or less successfully for another year. But please, please, as a Christmas present, let the man on the Clapham Omnibus decide what constitutes 'good', and stop telling him what to think. That's if he can squeeze on to it, that is.

Businessman Told Teen Builder To Vacate His Tube Seat As 'He Had A Better Job'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who works as a builder was left speechless after being told he should give up his seat on the tube to a businessman as he "had a better job...

I Want to Be Loved, Not Loathed

Paul Marshall | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Earlier this year, TFL ran a high profile advertising campaign with the concept of 'Share the Road'. Out of interest, how's that working out for you? Because it sure as heck isn't working out where I'm concerned.