UK Transport

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...

Tube Fire Anniversary Safety Fears

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK

The 25th anniversary of a devastating Tube station fire will be marked on Sunday by a transport union concerned about current Underground safety. T...

Should Young People Only Be Allowed To Drive Family Members?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK

Young drivers may face a ban on carrying passengers who are not members of their family as the Government seeks to cut the number of deaths on the roa...

The Manhole That Ruined My Life (An Open Letter to TFL)

Michael Rundle | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Rundle

It's like that old saying - if you find yourself outside in your pajamas in the rain with a tube of super glue in your hand staring maniacally at damaged road furniture, that's the first sign of madness.

Jessica Elgot

Third Class Tickets?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Fiery union leader Bob Crow has accused the government of taking the country back 50 years, after the Department of Transport admitted new rail franch...

A Good Day To Bury Bad News, Boris?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK

Boris Johnson has chosen a good day to bury bad news. As news organisations were saturated with Barack Obama's re-election win, the Mayor of London...

Charlie Thomas

FirstGroup Shareholders The Latest To Suffer From West Coast Flawed Bidding Fiasco

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK

Transport giant FirstGroup has been forced to freeze its dividend because of the uncertainty caused by the botched attempt to win the West Coast mainl...

Stage Your Own Derren Brown's Apocalypse

Toby Earle | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Toby Earle

Commuting; it's disgusting. Aboard a morning rush hour train you become more acquainted with a neighbour's elbow than its owner, are forced to listen to shrill one-sided perspectives of personal crises, and are forced into positions yogis only achieve after years of spine-worrying atop a mountain.

What Price on London's Heritage?

Nicky Gavron | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Politics
Nicky Gavron

The redevelopment of London's historic Spitalfields Fruit and Wool Exchange is a loss to London socially and culturally, but also to its economy.

Third Child Risks Death On Tube Tracks

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

A 12-year-old boy became the third child to come close to death on the Tube this week after he jumped from a London Underground carriage on Monday. ...

West Coast Contract Cancelled Over 'Technical Flaws'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK

The competition to run trains on the West Coast Main Line has been cancelled following the discovery of "significant technical flaws" in the way the f...

How We Will Live In 100 Years

Leo Kent | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Tech
Leo Kent

It's a Friday afternoon and you've left the office after a busy week. You hail a driverless cab, powered by nuclear fusion, that takes you to a sub-orbital spaceship which in turn flies you up to a space hotel for a well-earned weekend break away from it all. What you might think belongs to the realm of science fiction could be a reality in 100 years' time.

TFL's Message To Apple Maps Users

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Tech

Talk about kicking someone when they're down. Apple has received yet more criticism of its iOS 6 Maps app - this time from Transport For London. ...

Goldsmith: 'Get Off The Fence' Over Heathrow

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

Tory MP Zac Goldsmith has urged David Cameron to "get off the fence" over a third runway at Heathrow and signal whether or not the Conservatives will ...

Greening Departure Reignites South East Aviation Debate

Marcus Liddell | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics
Marcus Liddell

In one of the most controversial moves of his first reshuffle David Cameron pushed Justine Greening out of her job as transport secretary and brought in chief whip Patrick McLoughlin.

Goldsmith Urges Cameron To 'Get Off The Fence' Over Heathrow

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Politics

Tory MP Zac Goldsmith has urged David Cameron to "get off the fence" over a third runway at Heathrow and signal whether or not the Conservatives will ...

Ready to Uber

Stephen Canning | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Tech
Stephen Canning

Admit it, we all think it. Everyone wonders what that trip out would have been like if you'd had your own chauffeur. Well the classy alternative to the traditional London black can is here. Uber has hopped over the pond to offer Londoners a taste of the chauffeur driven lifestyle and it's pretty unique demand led dynamic pricing model.

Virgin Trains To Sue Over West Coast Franchise

PA | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

Virgin Trains is to mount a last-gasp legal challenge to try to hold on to its West Coast main line franchise. Earlier this month, the government a...