UK Transport

WATCH: Eight-Wheeled Skateboard Claims To Be Ultimate Urban Commute

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Tech

Urban skateboarding is never as cool as it sounds - at least to look at. While you imagine yourself as Bart Simpson, traversing cement gaps and rollin...

PICTURES: Full Steam Ahead For Historic Train

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK

A historic locomotive will mark a rail milestone on Saturday as it blasts up the East Coast Mainline at the fastest speed travelled by a steam train i...

Santander Targets Students..

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Santander is ramping up competition for student customers by offering those who open a current account a free railcard which will save them one third ...

Two-Thirds Of Rail Operators Owned By Foreign Companies

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

Two thirds of Britain's rail operators are owned by overseas companies, leaving passengers paying high fares to boost the profits of foreign firms, ac...

Ever Wondered How Fast and Far Britain Moves? Here's the Answer

James Whitmore | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK
James Whitmore

Are you a woman? You are more likely to travel faster than men at the weekend, but will be slower during the week. Are you aged 50-54? It might surprise you to know that you are among the fastest age group in the country. Are you in a boy band? I can't help you there.

Are We Looking at a #bloodycyclist Revolution in London?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anders Lorenzen

But issues facing cyclists in London are manyfold; the most pressing is unquestionably safety. In an already crowded city, cyclists compete daily with larger, noisier and more dangerous vehicles and many city dwellers, who would otherwise gladly hop on their bike to commute to work, are far too intimidated to do so.

How Does This End For The Red Car?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Tech

Forty-tonne heavy goods lorries are not exactly known for their ability to stop quickly on a wet road and if one hits you in your little 3-door you ar...

Elon Musk's 'Hyperloop' Could Transport You 600 Miles In Half An Hour

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Tech

Space X founder, Elon Musk, has been hinting again about his much-vaunted 'Hyperloop' transport system. The super-high speed link would connect Los...

M6 Motorway Closed After 'Suspicious Vehicle' Reported

PA | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

Suspected fuel thieves closed a 12-mile stretch of one of the country's busiest motorways today after police were called to reports of a "suspicious v...

Is HS2 Worth The Money?

PA | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

The HS2 high-speed rail project has an estimated £3.3 billion funding gap which the Government has yet to decide how to fill, a report from a Whiteha...

Workers Celebrate Four Years Of CrossRail Construction

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Crossrail workers have celebrated a full year of tunnelling by dedicating a birthday cake to one of their boring machines, Phyllis. The faithful ...

Beyond the Car - The Future of UK Urban Mobility

Adam Stones | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
Adam Stones

The majority of car journeys are made by just one passenger; a hugely inefficient way to get around. It is expected that the future of (powered) urban transport will be in much smaller personal vehicles, and will encourage the use of more semi-autonomous transport systems.

Boris' Bus Is A Criminal Waste Of Money

Tim Fenton | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Politics
Tim Fenton

Transport for London (TfL) has this week owned up and made public the actual purchase price of the New Bus For London (NBfL), aka Boris Bus or BozzaMaster. And that price, at £354,500 per vehicle, makes the NBfL around £50,000 more expensive than a comparable off-the-shelf hybrid double decker. So, despite Bozza's promises, the NBfL will not be price competitive with alternatives.

Why We Need to Grow London

Colin Stanbridge | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Politics
Colin Stanbridge

London's tubes, buses, trams and some roads are run by Transport for London and a large chunk of the funding comes from central Government. We want to see that funding maintained if not enhanced in the spending review in June.

Unwritten Rules of the Road

Amanda Walters | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Walters

We all know our Highway Code, else we wouldn't be driving. There are also unwritten rules of the road though that we should all be aware of, in order to promote "happy drivers". These rules will serve as a reminder of common sense and courtesy that will keep you from being "that guy"

Government Runs Rough-Shod Over Residents on Aircraft Noise

Murad Qureshi | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Politics
Murad Qureshi

When the Government published its aviation policy framework in draft form, it asked the right questions about noise, air quality and climate change, but the final version fails to deliver on these. It is disappointing that so few of the recommendations we and others made have been taken up by the Government.

Tube Travel Is Bad For Your Health

PA | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Travelling on the Tube could be bad for your health because of tiny metal dust particles in the atmosphere, new research from a UK university has clai...

Tackling the Big Four Issues on 2 May

Natalie Bennett | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Voters on 2 May will be making important choices about the direction of local communities and entire counties in the next four years; county and unitary councils have a big influences on social services, in housing and planning, transport and waste management, education and more

Will We Finally Witness a Cycling Revolution in London?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anders Lorenzen

As a cyclist myself, I congratulate Boris on scaling up his transport ambitions and recognising the benefits of making London a cycle friendly city; if just some of his plans go through, they will be a great victory for cycling in London. The plans however face many obstacles...

Crossrail Is Changing London

Gareth Johnson | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK
Gareth Johnson

While additional traffic may be good news for businesses, for the gays and lesbians that form the foundation of Soho's sense of community there is a danger that in this commuter boom Soho could lose its sense of place and identity.

Train Punctuality: Are We Measuring the Wrong Thing?

Karan Chadda | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics
Karan Chadda

Here's a question that's not often asked: what if train punctuality is a false measure? Perhaps commuter punctuality is what we should really care about? Instead of the number of trains getting to stations on time, perhaps we would get more useful information if we tracked the number of people being delivered to stations on time.

PICS: Hyundai's Futuristic 'Egg Car' Rolls Without Wheels

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

Hyundai has a new concept for the car of tomorrow - and it doesn't involve wheels. The 'E4U' is an egg-shaped, open-topped single person transport ...

Why We Should All Fear Flying

Tim Whitmarsh | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tim Whitmarsh

We're human beings, built for trundling around on land, and maybe taking the odd splash in the sea; we're just not made for high speeds or high altitudes. What acts of self-deception do these people perform when they convince themselves that flying is a pleasant, comfortable way of spending time?

Britain's Big Freeze Looks Set To Last Until April

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

Britain's freezing weather looks to set to continue over the Easter weekend, with forecasters warning there may be no end in sight until April. Tho...

Thousands Prepare For Fourth Night Without Power As Wintry Weather Continues To Bite

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK

The battle against dangerously wintry weather is set to continue across much of the UK, forecasters have warned, as thousands in Scotland braced thems...