UK Transport

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...

More Freezing Weather Forecast As Thousands Of Britons Without Power

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK

A weekend of freezing cold weather and snow is continuing to cause disruption, with thousands of homes across the UK without power and many roads stil...

Snow And Freezing Temperatures To Continue

PA | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK

The weekend's freezing cold weather continued to cause disruption on Sunday, with thousands of homes across the UK without power and many roads still ...

Sky High Tax on Flying To Soar Further

Simon Buck | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK
Simon Buck

Disappointingly, but not unsurprisingly, yesterday the Chancellor stuck to his short-sighted plans to increase the UK's Air Passenger Duty (APD) for yet another year. It flies in the face of new evidence from PwC pointing to the economic benefits of abolishing APD...

Harder to Get on Two-Wheels Than Ever Before?

Carli Smith | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carli Smith

With even more rules and regulations being introduced for motorcycle licences, it would seem that it is becoming increasingly difficult to get onto two wheels. 2013 saw the introduction of 3DLD a.k.a. regulations to limit the power of the machine that you can ride at certain ages, but is it really harder than ever before?

Stand and Deliver - Ukip Launches Anti-Tolling Campaign

Paul Nuttall | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Nuttall

Yesterday, Ukip launched its national campaign against road tolling. We targeted just five tolls, on the Dartford, Tyne and Mersey crossings, the M6 toll motorway and the London Congestion Charge. Between them, at a conservative estimate they pull in over £0.5billion in tolls every year. That's half a billion which is coming straight out of the local economy ...

Eurostar Falls Victim To The Snow

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Travel chaos caused by the snow has reached the Channel Tunnel with Eurostar cancelling of its services. The company had been running some trains e...

PICTURES: More Travel Misery As Wintry Weather Continues To Bite

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Mid-March travel misery has continued for millions with roads shut, trains cancelled and flights disrupted by the late blasts of winter. After a ni...

Knives Allowed On US Planes For The First Time Since 9/11

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Passengers on US flights will soon be allowed to carry small knives for the first time since the 9/11 attacks. An announcement by the American Tran...

Poorest UK Families Struggling In Transport Poverty

PA | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

The poorest 10% of car-owning households in the UK are mired in transport poverty, according to the RAC Foundation. These households are spending a...

Fares Fair: Flexible Ticketing and Rebates for Commuters Working from Home

Roger Evans | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics
Roger Evans

Commuters should have the option of, for example, buying a three-day per week Travelcard. This would make part-time working more affordable for commuters and should encourage those who are able to work from home to do so more often.

Letter to Rio: London 2012 Lessons for Transport Gold

Caroline Pidgeon | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Pidgeon

Lessons from London, I hope, will provide valuable information to the organisers of the next Olympiad, Rio 2016, and other cities hosting major events.

Students Driven Off The Road By Rising Car Costs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Rising car costs could drive young motorists off the road, according to a survey. Drivers fear the cost of motoring could double to as much as £4,...

Running the Tube Later at the Weekend

Alexander Jan | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK
Alexander Jan

Last week Transport for London held out the prospect of the Underground running later at weekends. Commencing in 2015, this could deliver a boost to London's £8 billion a year dining, drinking and entertainment industry. It would provide a boon to the thousands of Londoners who flock to the West End for a night out.

Why I am a NIMBY

Nikki Sinclaire | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Nikki Sinclaire

We NIMBYs have plenty of reasons for objecting to the London-Birmingham High Speed Rail Link. It cuts a motorway-wide swathe through 150 designated nature sites, including ten SSIs and four nature reserves, without adequate consultation.

The Subway vs. The Tube: Which Is Better?

Corinne Purtill | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Corinne Purtill

The London Underground system turns 150 years old this month. In honor of this occasion, I'm publishing the results of a five-year independent study of the Tube and its 108-year-old American cousin, the New York City Subway.

Half Of Brits Drive To Work - But Londoners Spark Boom In Cycling

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Half of people (50%) working in London primarily use public transport to travel to work, according to the 2011 Census. This compares with nearly a ...

More Job Losses Announced - This Time From Airline Flybe

Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

The gloomy start to the employment market has continued on Wednesday after regional airline Flybe announced it was seeking to cut 300 jobs as part of ...

Michael Rundle

Government Workers Sacked For 'Misuse Of Social Media'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Tech

Up to five workers at the Department for Transport have been sacked for misuse of social media, the Huffington Post UK can reveal. About 25 inciden...

Getting to Grips With Winter Driving

Andy Dingley | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Dingley

With plunging temperatures and bursts of sleet and snow working their way across the UK, making driving conditions at best unpredictable, and at worst, treacherous, tyres are more important than ever. Standard tyres fail to get to grips with the change in conditions. What can be done to combat this and keep us all moving?

Heavy Snow hits UK With Worse Still To Come

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

Large swathes of the UK were struck by heavy snowfall on Monday, causing travel problems for motorists and rail users with forecasters warning the wor...