January 2018 Kicks off with More Rail Strikes

January 2018 Kicks off with More Rail Strikes2017 was a very difficult year for the British rail industry. Disputes over pay and job security have resulted in rail worker strikes all over the country, causing countless disruptions and delays for passengers. To make matters worse, British Rail Prices will rise 3.4 percent in 2018, which is the highest increase in five years. Unfortunately, Continue reading

British Rail Prices will rise by 3.4% in 2018

British Rail Prices will rise by 3.4% in 2018After a difficult year of delays, strikes and cancellations, it’s been announced that train fares throughout the United Kingdom will rise by an average of 3.4%. This is the largest price increase in five years, and has understandably been met with criticism all over the country as many people’s wages remain Continue reading

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

National Express Cruises Through Month of Delayed Railways

National Express Cruises through a Month of Delayed RailwaysThis August marks a very tumultuous time for major railways throughout the UK. From the 5th through the 28th of the month, England’s largest railway station, Waterloo has closed half of its platforms due to engineering work. To make matters worse, delays on the route from London Paddington and Bristol Parkway will 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

Consumer Rights Act: Improved Compensation Arrangements for Rail and Coach Passengers

Consumer Rights Act: Improved Compensation Arrangements for Rail and Coach PassengersBrits using rail and coach services have reason to celebrate since they will be entitled to better compensations. On 1 October, an amendment to the Consumer Rights Act came into effect, which followed the impetus by the consumer group Which? Initially, rail, maritime and 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

“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