UK Transport

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...

Who's The Latest Company To Enter The Race For Christmas Number 1?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Eddie Stobart's truckers have banded together to create a trucking version of the popular carol, the 12 days of Christmas, to raise money for Help the...

Travel Chaos As Cold Snap Closes In..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

Freezing fog played havoc with travel on Wednesday, with flights cancelled, roads jammed and delays on main line rail and Tube services. The worst ...

Welcome To BBBRRRitain

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

Britain was covered in a film of frost with the country's travel network facing chaos as the temperature dropped. The freezing fog played havoc wi...

Ice And Thick Fog Forces Airports To Cancel Flights

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

Airports have been forced to cancel dozens of flights as ice and thick fog descended on the UK overnight. Heathrow Airport had around 60 cancellati...

Olympics Boost For UK Rail And Bus Operator

Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

Rail and bus operator Go Ahead was helped into good growth figures by Olympics passengers, with London and the surrounding areas seeing a passenger nu...

Sprinkling Of Snow Shuts Schools, Roads, Sends UK Into Meltdown

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

A mere sprinkling of snow sent parts of the UK into meltdown on Wednesday, with Stansted airport shut for more than two hours and over 50 schools shut...

Is A Deal With Virgin Over West Coast Mainline Near?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

Transport group Stagecoach delivered a 39% rise in half-year profits thanks to continued strong growth in its regional bus division. Chief executiv...

A Fork in the Road: Navigating Transport Reform

Alexander Jan | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics
Alexander Jan

Doing nothing with our roads is no longer an option. Congestion is forecast to increase dramatically. The UK government estimates a 54% increase in delays on the network by 2035.

Ryanair Plans ANOTHER Extra Charge For Customers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

Passengers on the Irish no-frills airline Ryanair are set to face another new charge from Friday. The airline is bringing in a 2% credit card proce...

Can Technology Throw a 'Hailo' on the London Cabbie?

Bruce Daisley | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Tech
Bruce Daisley

Hailo is an interesting business because drivers tell you that already 7,000 of the network of 23,000 cabs are using the service. But it's very much on their own terms. Want to pay cash for a cab in the middle of the day? A driver will pull up in two minutes. Want to pay by credit card in the evening the app often struggles to find a single taker.

Horses Killed On Motorway After Escaping Enclosure

PA | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK

Two horses died when they were hit by a vehicle on the M1 on Saturday. Six horses got out of a nearby field and on to the motorway's southbound car...

Man, 67, Saves Day After Bus Driver Faints

PA | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK

A "brave" pensioner has been praised by police after he grabbed the wheel of a bus after its driver passed out. Alfred Throop, 67, was on a bus in ...

Britain's Pothole Problem Reaching 'Crisis Point'

PA | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

The pothole problem on Britain's roads is reaching crisis point, highway bosses warned today. If there were further cuts in maintenance funds or a ...

King's Cross Fire Anniversary Marked With Cuts Warning

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK

Transport trade unionists marking the 25th anniversary of a devastating Tube station fire today demanded the scrapping of proposed staffing cuts. D...