UK Transport

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.

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...