UK Transport

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.

The Olympic Road to Nowhere

Hanna Flint | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Sport
Hanna Flint

TFL have made it clear that only official Games vehicles carrying athletes, staff and delegates will be allowed to use the roads. But with just 10 days until the opening ceremony, many of the roads affected by the Olympic routes have been left with unclear and confusing signposting for the public to decipher.

Just The Ticket? Government Set To Announce £9bn Railways Investment

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron and Nick Clegg will stage a show of coalition unity on Monday as they launch plans for the biggest investment programme in the railways ...

Road To Nowhere: 30% Of British Roads Need Repairing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Three in ten British roads are in need of urgent pothole repairs, according to the GMB union. A survey by the union found that Britain's roads were...

Speed Limits To Be Controlled By Councils

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Councils will be given greater freedom to introduce 20mph schemes under new government proposals to improve road safety. Local officials will also ...

Sparking A Railway Revolution: £500m Midland Mainline Electrification Announced

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Plans to electrify the Midland Mainline are expected to be announced by the Government next week, according to reports. Transport Secretary Justine...

Decision To Delay Consultation Over Third Runways And Boris Island Slammed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK

The government is expected to publish an aviation policy framework document on Thursday, but an eagerly-awaited consultation on south east England air...

London Stations 'Shuts Down' Amid Overcrowding... 17 Days Before The Olympics Start

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

One of London's busiest tube stations was briefly closed to commuters due to overcrowding on Tuesday morning - less than three weeks before the Olympi...

Oh, Snap! Speed Cameras Increase Despite Cutbacks

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

Motorists are still having to contend with thousands of speed camera sites despite funding cutbacks, it was revealed on Tuesday. There are actually...

Part Of M4 Reopens: But Is This A Preview Of Traffic Chaos Before Olympics?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

One of London's busiest motorways has been reopened in both directions between junctions 1 and 2, the Highways Agency said. The M4, which is the ma...

Train Overcrowding Worse In UK.. Before The Olympics Even Begin

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK

Overcrowding on rush-hour trains in London and south east England is getting worse, official figures showed on Thursday. Normal passenger capacity ...

Tube Descends Into Chaos Weeks Ahead Of Olympics

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK

A busy tube line descended into chaos on Wednesday morning, causing severe delays in a city that will host the Olympics in under a month. The probl...

Damon Hill: Most People Aren't Safe To Drive Past 55mph

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK

Former world champion racing driver Damon Hill has spoken out against government proposals to increase the motorway speed limit to 80mph, saying they ...

Flooding Causing Chaos Across UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK

Flooding has caused widespread travel chaos throughout southern Scotland and the north of England. National Rail Enquiries reported several cancell...

London Bus Drivers Return To Work

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Bus services in London were getting back to normal on Saturday after a strike by drivers and other workers over an Olympic payment led to widespread d...

How Angry Are You On the Road

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

Seven in 10 Britons are more angry behind the wheel than at any other time, according to a new survey. Looking into the effects of road rage on Bri...

Bus Drivers Go Ahead With Strike Despite High Court Injunction

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

London bus workers went ahead with a strike on Friday in a dispute over an Olympic bonus, threatening travel chaos in the capital. The walkout by t...

PICTURED: Two Million Litres Of Water Floods London Tube Tracks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

One of London's busiest tube lines has been partially closed after a burst water pipe flooded train tracks with more than two million litres of fluid,...

Travel Chaos? Delays After Manchester Airport Fuel Shortage

PA | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

A number of flights were delayed on Thursday morning at a busy international airport following problems with fuel supplies. Thirteen flights due to...

Man Charged After Driving Wrong Way Around M25 In Police Chase

PA | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

A man has been charged after a motorist drove the wrong way round the M25 in a police car chase. The driver arrived on Britain's busiest motorway u...

Children Left 'Crying' With Disappointment Due To Lack Of Trains

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

Frustrated Jubilee revellers vented their anger at rail companies for failing to provide enough trains to get spectators into London, leaving children...

Addison Lee Boss 'Could Face Prosecution' Over Cycle Lane Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK

The boss of taxi firm Addison Lee could be prosecuted after he urged his drivers to illegally use bus lanes in London. Chairman John Griffin sent a...

Classics To Be Exempted From MoTs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

Classic and historic vehicles are to be exempted from the annual MoT test, the Government announced on Monday. From November this year, owners of v...

Olympics 2012: 'Thick Of It' Style Video To Help Commuters

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

"Re-mode, reduce and re-time". That's the catchy phrase used by Transport Secretary Justine Greening to describe how we need to change our commuter be...