UK Transport

Passengers 'Walking Wounded' After Coach Crashes Into Ditch

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK

Five people have been taken to hospital after a coach crash, which saw the vehicle overturn in a ditch. A woman in her 50s was taken to Peterboroug...

Vintage Tube Posters Offer A Fascinating Glimpse Into The Last 100 Years Of London Transport

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

Taking the Tube is an everyday thing for most Londoners, with many people taking the advertisements and posters covering stations and trains for grant...

Stopping Clocks Going Back Could Save Hundreds of Children's Lives

Paul Singh | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK
Paul Singh

The clocks going back on Sunday could cost hundreds of children's lives on UK roads in winter. Research by road safety company SmartWitness has shown that if we abolished putting the clocks back and persisted with British Summer Time throughout the whole year we would significantly reduce road casualties to pedestrians, cyclists and especially school-children.

VW Emissions Affair: UK Drivers are being left in the dark due to mixed messages from Ministers

Richard Burden | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

The UK Government must come clean on what they knew and move quicker to end uncertainty for drivers.

Five Black Cab Drivers Together Pay More Tax Than Uber

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

Uber’s reputation has taken yet another knock after it was revealed that the company paid just £22,134 corporation tax in the UK last year despite ...

American Airlines Plane Forced To Divert After Pilot Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK

An American Airlines flight was forced to divert on Monday after its pilot died. Flight 550, en route from Phoenix to Boston, made an emergency lan...

TfL Threatens Quality of the Private Hire Sector With Proposed Rules

Justin Peters | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech
Justin Peters

We strongly urge TfL to consider making a set of requirements that are applicable and fair to both parties, as each one plays an essential role in providing a safe and reliable transport service for Londoners. Passenger safety is not just an issue with minicabs on London's roads.

Is Rail Nationalisation a Vote-Winner?

Peter Kellner | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

For obvious reasons, politicians love to claim that their policies are popular. The more they can show that they are on the side of the voters, the easier it is to win votes. Jeremy Corbyn thinks he is onto a vote-winner with his plan to renationalise Britain's railways. Is he?

5 Railway Lines That Jeremy Corbyn Could Renationalise After 2020

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn will announce the full renationalisation of Britain's railway network at his first Labour Party conference as Labour leader next week. ...

Two Hospitalised After 'Low Speed Collision' At Kings Cross

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

Two people have been left hospitalised after a train collided with railway buffers at Kings Cross Station in London. The incident took place just a...

London Crowned Europe's Most Congested City as Mayor Predicts the Worst Is Yet to Come

Darren Johnson | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

London became Europe's most congested city in 2014 with drivers spending 96 hours in traffic, according to a recent report by traffic monitoring agency Inrix. This means London has leapfrogged previous biggest loser Brussels to claim this year's gridlock gold medal.

Dozens Injured After Double-Decker Bus Roof Ripped Off By Bridge

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK

More than 20 people were left injured after a double-decker bus hit a bridge in Rochdale, ripping its roof off. Eleven people were rushed to hospit...

The Near Miss Project Shows Cyclists Are In Peril - Cycling Must Get Safer

Stephen Hull | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK
Stephen Hull

I've just spent the first part of my afternoon reading the absolutely fascinating Near Miss Project report on cycling in the UK which has just been released. Anybody who knows me knows cycling is a huge part of my life. Like road users of all types (drivers, cyclists and pedestrians - I'm all three) I've been watching the growing sense of aggression on the streets. Throw in the mix the numerous deaths which have been reported this year and you've got a huge narrative developing that cycling is totally unsafe.

The Near Miss Project Shows Cyclists Are In Peril - Cycling Must Get Safer

Stephen Hull | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK
Stephen Hull

I've just spent the first part of my afternoon reading the absolutely fascinating Near Miss Project report on cycling in the UK which has just been released. Anybody who knows me knows cycling is a huge part of my life. Like road users of all types (drivers, cyclists and pedestrians - I'm all three) I've been watching the growing sense of aggression on the streets. Throw in the mix the numerous deaths which have been reported this year and you've got a huge narrative developing that cycling is totally unsafe.

Young People Are Really Angry At Virgin Train's 'Sneaky' New Railcard Change - Which Will Cost Them Thousands

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Young people are fuming about the "sneaky" changes to Virgin Trains' off-peak fares, which will see the cost of a return to London from cities such as...

After All That, The Night Tube Has Been Postponed

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

The launch of the 24-hour London Underground (LU) service has been postponed. The all-night tube service, set to run on selected Friday and Saturda...

Why These Countries Introduced Women-Only Transport

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn's idea of providing train carriages for women may have been condemned by his Labour leadership opponents but other countries have run ex...

Flights To Dublin Airport Suspended As Blaze Breaks Out

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Flights from Dublin Airport were suspended this morning after a fire broke out. Pictures from the scene appeared to show flames engulfing a hangar ...

Panic Over, The Tube Strike Has Been Suspended

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

Both strikes planned for this week have been cancelled after talks between unions and London Underground managers. The strikes, planned for 25-26 a...

Crossrail's Great Delay Shows We Need to Think Creatively to Keep London Moving

Syed Kamall | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Politics
Syed Kamall

Crossrail was finally delivered mainly by Londoners for Londoners, with a democratically accountable Mayor at the helm and over 60% of its £14.8bn funding coming directly from Londoners and London's businesses. After Crossrail, it is clear that London's entrepreneurial citizens need to keep the initiative.

If We Want to Tackle Sex Offences, More Institutions Need to Take a Leaf Out of the British Transport Police's Book

Verity Ryan | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
Verity Ryan

Figures showing a 25% increase in sex offences reported to the British Transport Police (BTP) have been met with a tsunami of women sharing their own experiences of assault and harassment.

More Sex Crimes Are Being Reported On Britain's Railways

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

The number of sex offences on Britain's railways increased last year while recorded crime went down for the 11th year in a row. There were 1,399 se...

Rail Fares Have Risen Three Times Faster Than Wages, And Commuters Are Furious

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Rail fares have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the past five years, leaving commuters "seriously out of pocket", according to a new r...

The Impact of Calais on Traffic in Kent Is a Symptom of Long-term Issues That Demand Better Than Short-term Fixes by Government

Richard Burden | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

It's not only in politics that a week is a long time. Last week our TV screens were dominated by scenes long queues of stationary lorries stacked up a...

Time to End the Disaster of Rail Privatisation

Andy Burnham | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Burnham

In their final term of 18 years in government, the Tories broke up British Rail, creating the fragmented privatised network that we experience today. They shouldn't have had the chance to commit this vandalism - a Labour Party divided and hampered by the hard left through the 1980s failed to win, and left the way open for this. But we must also accept that the Labour Party of more recent years hasn't been bold enough in reversing the Tory mess.