UK Transport

Branson Urges Cameron 'To Get Some Sense'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson has urged David Cameron to intervene in the row over the West Coast Mainline contract to "try and get some sense" into the Departm...

Labour Urges Government To Delay Virgin Trains Decision

PA | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK

Labour is urging the Government to delay signing a new West Coast Mainline contract so MPs have a chance to fully scrutinise the deal. Maria Eagle,...

Sir Richard Branson Offers To Run West Coast Main Line For Free

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson has offered to run the West Coast Main Line for free to allow parliament more time to examine their decision to award the franchis...

What War On Motorists?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

There is no "war on motorists" and the government should press ahead with fuel duty increases and prioritise spending on public transport, a think-tan...

Dank Holiday Weather To Send Thousands Abroad

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Around 1.8 million Britons will head abroad this bank holiday weekend, with those staying at home set to endure cool and wet conditions. While thos...

The Great Railway Robbery

Andrew Smith | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Hot on the heels of the Olympic we have been given yet another firmly entrenched tradition which will unite the nation. This time it's not a good one, in fact it a horrible and universally unpopular one. I am of course referring to the great annual railway robbery.

US Punk Band In Viaduct Coach Crash

PA | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

Nine people have been taken to hospital after a tour bus carrying American punk rock band Baroness plunged over a viaduct in heavy rain. The band, ...

Two Trapped After Coach Crash

PA | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

Several people have been injured after a coach crashed and fell 30ft down an embankment. Nine people were on the coach when the accident happened a...

Virgin Rail To Lose West Coast Franchise

P | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson's train company is set to lose its West Coast main line rail franchise in a government decision which will spark a storm of protes...

Virgin Could Lose Rail Franchise

PA | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson could lose his West Coast rail franchise this week, with a transport union warning that the switch in ownership could mean higher ...

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...