UK Transport

Mind the 'Communications' Gap

Tom Clive | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Tom Clive

Train operators must set aside their differences and communicate as one, unified voice in a far more structured manner (on a more consistent basis) to show exactly what parts of our railway infrastructure are being improved.

Congratulations, First Great Western, You Just Lost A Regular Customer

Bidisha | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Bidisha

"Welcome to this 13:30 First Great Western service from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington, arriving at London Paddington at 15:14. The quiet c...

First Great Western Accused Of 'Secret 11% Fare Hike'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

First Great Western has been accused of "daylight robbery" by secretly increasing advance rail fares by over 11%. The Transport Salaried Staffs As...

'Don't Fall For This Grand Folly'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

The coalition has come under renewed pressure to abandon its controversial High Speed Rail 2 project, as research reveals businesses are deeply oppose...

High Speed In-Flight Internet By 2014?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Tech

In a move that will increase the productivity of some but the modern-living stress levels of others, high-speed internet could be aboard most flights ...

'Hyperloop' Train Unveiled: London To Edinburgh In 30 Minutes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Tech

Billionaire inventor Elon Musk has finally unveiled the plans for his "fifth mode of transport", the futuristic 'Hyperloop' megatrain. The long-hyp...

'I've F***** Up, I Want To Die'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

"I've derailed. What do I do? What am I supposed to do? I f***** up, I want to die." Those were the last words recorded on the black box in the dr...

Train Crash Injures Eight

PA | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

An investigation has been launched after two trains collided at a railway station in the early hours of the morning. Eight people received minor in...

Students Spending 'Millions' Commuting

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students are travelling more than most commuters to get to university and spending 'millions' on transport as rising house prices push them further an...

Driverless Cars Will Be On UK Roads By End Of 2013

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Tech

Driverless cars will be on UK roads by the end of this year. The government is to test driverless cars- albeit with the a back-up driver to take ov...

A Country So Hot the Roads Are Melting

Meredith Berman | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Meredith Berman

What's the moral of this story? The UK loves a good panic. More than that, they love a good panic over weather. Nothing is more headline grabbing than 'Met Office puts UK on heat wave alert as temperatures soar to 32C'.

Six Reportedly Killed In Paris Train Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK

Six people have reportedly been killed in an "apocalyptic" train crash near Paris, according to the French Interior Ministry. The train derailed on...

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.