transport
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 >>

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Public Transport Users Suck up the Diesel Fumes of the Rich

A sad truth of the air quality wars has emerged from researchers at the University of Surrey, who are warning that travelling by public transport through urban areas is extremely bad for everyone's health thanks to the way buses and trains basically vacuum up all the dirty air from the cars surrounding them and... there you go. Breathe that in while you fruitlessly attempt to connect to the Wi-Fi. Read More >>

transport
Here’s What TfL Learned From Tracking Your Phone On the Tube

At the end of last year, between 21st November and 19th December, Transport for London carried out an intriguing trial: It was going to track your phone on the London Underground. Read More >>

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Bus Journeys Increase by 20 Per Cent in Six Years, Probably Because of Free Wi-Fi

Stats charting bus travel in parts of the UK show that it's on the up in our towns and cities, with some urban areas seeing their bus journeys increase by as much as 20 per cent over the last few years. Read More >>

transport
This is Where the New Bakerloo Extension stations will be: Find Out Which Iconic London Buildings will be Destroyed

Great news! Transport for London (TfL) has finally announced a proposed route for an extension to the Bakerloo Line on the London Underground - the only part of the Underground that still has spare capacity when heading into central London, thanks to its abrupt termination at Elephant and Castle. Read More >>

transport
London’s Victoria Line Will Soon Have A Train Every 100 Seconds

Good news for anyone who has ever tried to squeeze on a Victoria Line train during the morning rush hour: Transport for London has figured out how to squeeze even more trains on to the tracks. Read More >>

transport
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 >>

trains
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 >>

apps
Nearby Pregnant Woman Alert! Nearby Pregnant Woman Alert!

Someone's had an idea for an app again. This one's really quite specific and bizarre, and uses Bluetooth proximity alerts to tell commuters when there's a pregnant woman in the vicinity so you might want to look up from your phone and offer her a seat so you don't look like a bit of a Trump. Read More >>

transport
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 >>

transport
They Really Are Sticking a Massive New Road Under Stonehenge

They're almost certainly going to dig a tunnel right under Stonehenge, and then, to further infuriate the ancient sun and star gods, it'll be filled with cars going to second homes in Devon and Cornwall. Read More >>

uber
Uber Cashes In On Tube Strike Misery With Eye-Watering Surge Fares

The only thing worse than a tube strike in London is having to listen to people complain about one. The tube strike bingo card includes berating the unions, lashing out at TfL, finding fault with fellow passengers and - inevitably - griping about Uber surge charges. Read More >>

london
No-Trousers Day Ends Early Thanks To Tube Strike

In a tradition as baffling as it is nippy, brave travellers took to the London Underground yesterday minus their lower clothing for the annual No Trousers On The Tube day. You probably won't be surprised to hear it's an American invention, although obviously called No Pants On The Subway there, invented by Improv Everywhere - those gits who started the flashmob trend a few years back. Read More >>

transport
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 >>

transport
Sadiq Khan Axes BoJo’s Flawed, Funky-Looking London Buses

Transport for London has decided to “discontinue purchases” of those curvy, funky-looking London buses we all like the look of, because they’re really expensive and absolutely not worth it. Read More >>