UK Transport

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 07.01.2017 | 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 24.12.2016 | 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 22.12.2016 | 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 13.12.2016 | 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.

HS2 - Will David Slay Goliath in the Battle for Hearts and Minds?

Philip Dewhurst | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Politics
Philip Dewhurst

My experience as Corporate Affairs Director of Railtrack in the dark days of rail privatization taught me that the British public have a love-hate rel...

London Liverpool Street Evacuation Over False Fire Alarm Causes Commuter Panic

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

Panic and confusion broke out at one of Britain's busiest transport hubs Tuesday morning after a false fire alarm forced the evacuation of Liverpool S...

As Rail Fares Rise Again, Commuters Are Entitled to Ask Just Where Their Extra Money Is Going

Lilian Greenwood | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Politics
Lilian Greenwood

A 1% rise might seem relatively small, but set against fare rises in previous years it represents an overall increase of 25% since 2010. On the most expensive routes this means that some passengers are paying over a thousand pounds more, each year, just to get to work.

MP Said Train Line Chaos Is Hindering Job Interviews, Then This Happened

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti & Jack Sommers | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

Just two days after an MP warned a train line was so unreliable that employers were refusing to consider job applicants who rely on it, a father tweet...

Settling The Bitter Row Between Cyclists And Cabbies Over This Video...

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK

A row has erupted between cyclists and drivers after footage emerged showing the moment a taxi and bike rider collided at a junction on Edgware Road i...

EasyJet And BA Cancel All Flights To And From Sharm El-Sheikh

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

EasyJet and British Airways have cancelled all flights between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh until early 2016. No EasyJet flights will travel between ...

This Picture Makes Us Feel Sorry For Boris Johnson

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson could be seen trying out a new cycle super highway in London on Thursday morning - but one fellow user was clearly unimpressed. The c...

These Tube Numbers Prove We've Finally Reached Peak London

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

'Peak London' appears to have been reached, after Transport for London announced that the Tube recently broke its record for the most passengers using...

The First Official Walking Tube Map Might Just Change Londoners' Lives

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris and Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

The first official walking Tube map has been revealed - and it might just revolutionise the commute for stress-out Londoners. Transport for London ...

Let's Invest in Walking and Cycling - After All, it's Good for Business

Joe Irvin | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Irvin

We must address the issue of how we travel and investment into walking and cycling is needed to improve road infrastructure and educate us all on the many benefits partaking in active travel really brings. The situation is only due to become a bigger issue as our population increases and the NHS gets put under even more pressure. We need to act now.

People Are Concerned That The DLR Strike Is The Start Of The Robot Uprising

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

As commuters struggle to get to work thanks to the DLR strike, many are expressing concern (and at times even genuine confusion) about how precisely t...

Why The DLR Strike Will Stop Trains Run By Robots

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

London's Docklands Light Railway will be closed all day on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, after last ditch talks aimed at calling off the 48-hour s...

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 23.10.2016 | 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 19.10.2016 | 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...