Five Companies Face Walkouts on the Same Day as Rail Strike Chaos Continues

Five Companies Face Walk-Outs on the Same Day as Rail Strikes Continue Through NovemberThe past few months have been a difficult time for the rail industry in the United Kingdom. Reoccurring strikes against multiple rail providers over pay disputes and the innovation of Driver Controlled Operation (DCO) trains remain serious issues for union members and rail companies. The strikes are compounded by Continue reading

Save more than 70 per cent as coaches keep Britain moving on Christmas

Save more than 70 per cent as coaches keep Britain moving on ChristmasThe annual Christmas rail shutdown will leave many Brits clueless about how to get from A to B over the holidays. This year, however, might result in even more severe trouble for travellers: in addition to the lack of rail service on Christmas Day, a potential Southern Railway strike, airport strikes and around Continue reading

Public Transport Study: How expensive is commuting in the UK really?

Public Transport Study: How expensive is commuting in the UK really?The UK seems to be fairly troubled by public transport issues at the moment: recurring rail strikes, overcrowded trains and high fares have more and more customers voicing their dissatisfaction. Commuters in particular are affected by these issues. A recent BBC study has found out, for instance, that people Continue reading

Southern Railway: 5-Day-Walkout Causes Commuter Chaos

Southern Railway: 5-Day-Walkout Causes Commuter ChaosMonday, 8 August 2016, marked the beginning of a 5-day-walkout staged by Southern Railway staff. The train company, which runs services from Sussex and Surrey to London, Kent, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire, has been the target of strikes for several months now with the dispute focusing on a Continue reading

Rail Strike Alert in the UK: RMT Threatens to Stage Further Walkouts

Rail Strike Alert in the UK: RMT Threatens to Stage Further WalkoutsCommuters and travellers in the UK might be faced with difficulties over the next few months as the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) continues its ongoing dispute with rail provider Southern Railway. After members of the union had staged a 24 hour walkout in late April, a set of two back-to-back 24 hours strikes Continue reading

Coach as Inexpensive Alternative: Rail Engineering Works Cause Disruptions on Bank Holiday Weekend

Coach as Inexpensive Alternative: Rail Engineering Works Cause Disruptions on Bank Holiday WeekendWith a Bank Holiday weekend ahead, many UK travellers are about to visit friends and family or to spend some relaxing days in one of the UK’s many holiday destinations such as Brighton or the Lake District area. However, passengers and commuters alike should prepare for disruptions when planning Continue reading

Railway Company Adds Fourth Class to Compete with Low-Cost Coaches

Railway Company Adds Fourth Class to Compete with Low-Cost CoachesMany people are of the opinion that a train is a fairly convenient mode of public transport, whereas an intercity bus is targeted at those travellers which are willing to sacrifice comfort in order to save some money. A European train company, however, is about to challenge this view by introducing a fourth class on its Continue reading

“Too much sun” or the “wrong type of snow”: The Best Explanations for Train Delays

Life isn’t exactly a bowl of cherries anyway but it’s even harder for commuters. With ongoing debates about an overnight underground service for London, tube strikes are nothing out of the ordinary causing even Boris Johnson to look for alternative means of transport. City-to-city travellers are also affected Continue reading

Arriva Trains Wales Strike: When there’s no train, take the bus!

Arriva Trains Wales Strike: When there’s no train, take the bus!Welsh travellers are about to be faced with major transport disruptions as Arriva Trains Wales drivers will go on strike this Thursday. Despite efforts by the train company, members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) have decided to walk out at 00:01am on 12 November. The Industrial Action Continue reading

Rail and tube strikes ahead: the coach as alternative mode of transport

Rail and tube strikes ahead: the coach as alternative mode of transportThis August is likely to cause many disturbances for travellers and commuters, as several industrial actions lie ahead. The most severe strikes are to be expected for the Bank Holiday Weekend at the end of the month, when services for both the Transport for London (TfL) and the First Great Western will Continue reading