UK Transport

The Road To Nowhere: Almost 2,500 Drivers Stung By Games Lanes

PA | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

Almost 2,500 drivers have been fined £130 for using the Olympic Games Lanes, transport chiefs said on Wednesday. The 30 miles (48km) of lanes, use...

Golden Tickets: 25 Million Attempt To Get To The Games

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

There's one thing more valuable than an Olympic gold medal - a ticket to watch someone win one. In the aftermath of Team GB's successful first week...

Did It Have To Be Today? Central Line Suspended Ahead Of Athletics

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

One of the main Tube lines serving the Olympic Park was suspended in east London on Friday morning as hundreds of thousands of people made their way t...

Start Of Athletics Prompts Busiest Olympics Day Yet

PA | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

London's transport network will feel the strain today as the start of the athletics prompts the busiest day of the Olympics so far. More than 200,0...

Fire Alert Halts Main Olympic Tube Line

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

Services on a key transport route to the Olympic Park were suspended on Tuesday after a fire alert. The problem meant no trains were running on a s...

The Name's Windsor, Lizzy Windsor

PA | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK

Twitter erupted with surprised delight as the Queen made her entrance at this evening's opening ceremony. A short film showing James Bond actor Dan...

'Bloody Brilliant'

Posted 26.09.2012 | UK

Danny Boyle's "bloody brilliant" opening ceremony was hailed as a triumph tonight. The event, which featured a diverse cast including James Bond st...

London 2012 Is Here

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

The Olympic party kicked off at 20.12pm on Friday. Giant balls with cameras inside, floating clouds, shifting blue silk sheets and a digital electr...

PICTURES: Who Did The Queen Meet At An Olympic Reception?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK

Thousands flocked to London's Olympic Park on Friday for the spectacular opening ceremony heralding the start of the 2012 Games. Seven years of pla...

PHOTOS: Olympic Torch Winds Up 8,000 Mile Journey

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

After 70 days and 8,000 miles, the Olympic flame has wound its way down the River Thames towards the London 2012 opening ceremony, as the Prime Minist...

Transport Delays As Olympic Traffic Surges

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

People travelling towards east London on the opening day of the Olympics have suffered main line and Tube delays as public transport battled to hold i...

Keeping Britain Moving

Tim Bagshaw | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK
Tim Bagshaw

Many of us take for granted the products we use on an everyday basis. Have you ever stopped to think how your Weetabix gets to your bowl in the morning, for example, or how the shoes you are wearing got from where they were made to the shops you bought them in?

Use The Tube! Heathrow Express Suspended On Busiest Day Of Airport's History

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK

The Heathrow Express was suspended on the busiest day in the London airport's history - after a fire close to the train track. Tens of thousands of...

Final Preparation For Olympic Lanes Causes Traffic Chaos

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

Motorists faced long queues on routes where pre-Olympics modifications have been made to road layouts on Tuesday. There were delays of up to an hou...

Severe Delays On Olympic Tube Line

PA | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK

There were severe delays on Monday on one of the key Tube lines that will take people to the Olympics. The problem, due to a fault with the platfor...

Man Critically Injured In Train Station Stabbing

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

A man has been left with life-threatening injuries after he was believed to have been stabbed in a train station. Kent Police were called to Tunbri...

How To Think Your Way Out Of Transport Chaos

Nicolas Brusson | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK
Nicolas Brusson

The talk this week has been all about transport, and not without reason. A hoard of Olympic athletes and their entourage flew into Heathrow on Monday morning heading for the London 2012 Athletes' Village; the first Games lane opened, coinciding, inevitably, with an accident on the M4, slowing Heathrow traffic to a standstill.

Three-Day Olympic Train Strike Planned

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

Train drivers from the Aslef union have planned to stage a three-day stretch of industrial action during the Olympics in protest over their pensions. ...

Tube Services Face Disruption Once Again

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

Tube services were badly disrupted again today - just days before the start of the Olympics. A late finish to engineering work meant severe delays ...

Road Deaths Increase Should Be A 'Wake Up Call'

PA | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Politics

The Government needs "stronger leadership and a clearer vision" on road safety, a report by MPs said today. Ministers should provide an explanation...

Tube Line Hit By Fire Alarm.. Just 10 Days Before Olympics

Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

One of London's busiest tube lines was part-suspended after a fire alert on Tuesday morning during rush hour, causing travel chaos just 10 days before...

Olympics: The Legacy We Fear

Lindsey German | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Politics
Lindsey German

The Olympics hysteria descending on London is creating a sense of foreboding among those of us who live in the east. What is it we fear?

Railways Get Political as Cameron and Clegg Look to Get Back on Track

Tom Wadsworth | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Wadsworth

You might very well be forgiven for thinking that today's rail announcements were mainly about trains. But they're really about two other issues: (1) getting the coalition back on track and (2) the coalition's intended final destination, the 2015 general election.

Should We Renationalise The Railways?

Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have set out plans for a £9.4bn modernisation of the railways. The shadow transport secretary, Maria Eagle, says the ent...

We Should Not Renationalise the Railways

Dr Richard Wellings | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Richard Wellings

Privatisation is often blamed for the shortcomings of Britain's railways. This is unfair. Genuine privatisation never happened. Nominal ownership may have been transferred to the private sector, but the government remains firmly in control.