UK Transport

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...

Be Prepared

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

Much of England woke up to snow on Monday morning with up to 10cm falling in some areas prompting fears of travel chaos. The first wave of snow hit...

Why We Should Care About the Tube's 150th Birthday

Mike W.T. Brown | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike W.T. Brown

This week marks 150 years since the very first Tube journeys took place between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan Railway. At a time when people had no electricity in their homes, inside toilets were a rarity and radio and television did not yet exist the Tube was a revolutionary blast of modernism.

Toy Train Company Has Bid For West Coast Mainline Franchise Rejected

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics

A company which sells toy trains has received a serious response from the Department for Transport over a bid for the West Coast Mainline franchise, w...

Rail Fares on the Rise: The Challenge of Change

Alexander Jan | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
Alexander Jan

Unlike buying a car or new kitchen, the hard pressed commuter of today is often paying for improvements that will be enjoyed years from now. When upgrades do arrive, the benefits are often taken up in the form of catering for increased demand.

Rail Fares Minister Simon Burns Prefers Commuting By Chauffeur-Driven Car

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Rail fares minister Simon Burns is under fire after it emerged he shuns commuting by train in favour of a costly chauffeur driven government car. A...

Why Cycling to Work Should Be Your Number One New Year's Resolution

Harry Cockburn | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cockburn

While Britain is entering its traditional period of detox after the festive excesses, commuters ought to be re-assessing the all-round gains that can be made by taking to two wheels and celebrating rather than loathing their journey to work.

Inflation-Busting Rail Fare Increases Bite Commuters

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

The mid-winter will be bleaker for millions of rail travellers today as inflation-busting fare rises take effect. Regulated fares, which include se...

Two Children Dead After M6 Crash

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

A section of a busy motorway was closed in both directions following a serious incident which killed two children and injured one adult on Christmas D...

Respite And Then More Rain Will Hit UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK

Communities threatened by floodwaters will enjoy some respite on Friday before rain returns to lash the UK during a washout weekend. Some parts of ...

Ryanair Voted 'Worst' Short-Haul Airline

PA | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK

Ryanair is the least popular short-haul airline, according to a survey by Which? magazine. The Irish low-fare carrier had an overall satisfaction s...

Britain's Most Overcrowded Commuter Journey Revealed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK

Commuters crammed into rush-hour trains would probably consider their own service to be the most overcrowded in the country. But the busiest route ...

Man Dies After Crash On M1

PA | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

A man has died after a crash on the M1 motorway. Police were called to an accident involving three cars on the southbound carriageway of the motorw...