Watch a Speeding Train Blast a Bunch of Commuters With Snow

Here’s a free piece of advice should you ever find yourself waiting for the first train to roll into a station after a heavy snowfall: Stand as far away from the tracks as possible, assuming you don’t want to get blasted with a massive shitstorm of snow. Read More >>

The Reason Trains Have Angled Wheels Is Incredibly Clever

The next time a subway car or commuter train rolls into the station, try to sneak a quick peek at its large metal wheels. You’ll notice that instead of being perfect cylinders, they’re actually angled. It’s a deliberate and clever design choice that allows your train to roll around corners without flying off the tracks. Read More >>

We Have a Scheduled Passenger Steam Train Running Again

A steam train of the actual old fire/smoke kind is running a scheduled service in the UK again this week, as enthusiasts have managed to get the restored engine Tornado operating daily runs between the northern powerhouses of Appleby and Skipton on the Settle to Carlisle stretch of line. Read More >>

Iris and Fingerprint Scans Could Eradicate Physical Train Tickets

People trying to think up new ways that more travellers can be rammed onto our trains in less time have come up with an idea -- iris scanning. That way we can shuffle slowly forwards like automatons while being scanned by lasers, without breaking formation to get angry with a ticket machine. That'll be nice. Read More >>

Cheaper Train Journeys Promised in Ticket Rules Shakeup

The life hack that is buying loads of single tickets and chaining them together to save money on longer trips is coming to some of our rail franchises, with a rethink of the ticketing system aiming to make buying the cheapest possible ticket the easiest option -- instead of a near-impossible, multi-dimensional logistical battle against an unseen capitalist machine. Read More >>

This Passenger Train Totally Obliterated a Poor FedEx Van

Damn. In a terrifying accident in Utah, a FrontRunner train crashed into a FedEx truck and basically shredded its trailer into pieces, sending boxes flying everywhere. Thankfully (and impressively), there were no serious injuries in the crash, as it seemed the train busted through the softest part of the FedEx truck. Read More >>

Uber Says a Government Subsidy Would be Nice

Uber has at last hit upon a way of maybe becoming profitable at some point in the future -- government subsidies. Read More >>

UK Train Prices Top EU Cost League By Some Distance

In news that won't come as a surprise to anyone who's left the house since the 1970s, they've worked out that UK train prices are the most expensive in Europe -- with some countries paying as little as one fifth of the cost we pay to travel a mile. Read More >>

London Commute Map Shows How People Pay for Easier Rides to Work

Someone's mashed up the tube map again, this time adjusting its lines and stations to demonstrate the extra rent paid by people in exchange for living nearer the middle bit or on a more direct route. The results will make you laugh a bit if you live in Scotland or Wales. Read More >>

When Did Your Train Company Last Have to Apologise?

A web site that collates public apologies made by people who work for train companies pretending to be sorry to their customers has tracked over 250,000 so far this year, with the perpetually-striking Southern topping the annual rating so far with a staggering 38,137 sorrys having been said thus far. Read More >>

London’s Mayor Denied Powers to Take Charge of Suburban Rail Lines

The transport secretary has poured the wrong kind of water on the London mayor's plan to take charge of the Southeastern services that bring people into the over-populated corner of the country, saying it amounts to little more than deckchair shuffling and that it would create an accountability nightmare. Read More >>

New 2.3% Train Ticket Price Rise to Arrive Bang on Time

The rail industry has announced that regulated and unregulated train fares in Britain will increase by an average of 2.3% from January 2nd. Read More >>

Train Ticket Machines Could be Upgraded to Prioritise Cheapest Fares

The Department for Transport is set to help customers find the cheapest rail fares by forcing train operators to simplify ticketing systems. Read More >>

Brighton and Hove Albion Tries to End Neverending Rail Strike

The big battle between railway franchise Southern and the RMT Union that represents some of its staff is still besieging the expensive bit of the country with rail strikes, but help might be at hand. Brighton and Hove Albion wants to broker peace talks so men can get to the football a bit easier when the trains go back on again. Read More >>

Oh Sorry, Train Wi-Fi Set to Stay Rubbish For Ever, Says Government

A previous promise by the government to make train delays exciting by improving Wi-Fi connections has been pretty much abandoned, so it's back to a patchwork approach of free and "free" options with only a vague committment to ask transport companies to try to get their speeds up to one megabit a second. Read More >>