Topic filter : Commuter

Most trending topics in Business & Finance ( last 24 hours ):
BT Ofcom Oil Exploration Revenue Yahoo Twitter Advertiser Forecast Airline Social Media Google Brexit Manufacturing UK Economy Economy Aerospace Supermarket EE Tariff Technology Billionaire Investor World Trade Organisation James Dyson Dyson Trade Union Commuter First-time Buyer Commission Nuclear Big Data Satellite Multinational Legal Action Energy Firm Compensation Penalty UK Business Apprentice Manufacturer Dispute

Socially Most Trending News

...."We only want to see aggregated patterns," he said. He has been working on a project that can classify travellers, spotting commuters, visitors and even students by their travel patterns. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
Total Trend count
208
Most trending on :
190 16 2
....Improvements promised under the new contract:. The news has prompted a mixed reaction among commuters and social media users. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 27th of March 2017 07:18:20 AM
Total Trend count
160
Most trending on :
151 7 2
. The Hong Kong state-owned metro operator MTR and FirstGroup are to take over the running of South West Trains, one of the Britain’s biggest commuter networks, in a seven-year deal that trade unions denounced for handing another franchise to a state-controlled foreign operator. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 27th of March 2017 07:52:43 AM
Total Trend count
85
Most trending on :
84 1
....The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is opening a new data science campus at its headquarters in Newport, south Wales, on Monday as part of a £17m investment in the way the UK collects and presents data. It will explore new ways of measuring the economy, including using traffic sensors to gauge activity, mobile phone data to track commuter patterns and satellite images to estimate populations. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 27th of March 2017 05:01:00 AM
Total Trend count
63
Most trending on :
60 1 1 1

Latest Finance News related to Commuter

Chinese firm MTR to help operate UK's South West trains franchise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 07:52:43 AM
. The Hong Kong state-owned metro operator MTR and FirstGroup are to take over the running of South West Trains, one of the Britain’s biggest commuter networks, in a seven-year deal that trade unions denounced for handing another franchise to a state-controlled foreign operator. ...
South West Trains: Hong Kong firm MTR to help run rail franchise image
....Improvements promised under the new contract:. The news has prompted a mixed reaction among commuters and social media users. ...
ONS looks to big data as it explores new ways to measure UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:01:00 AM
....The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is opening a new data science campus at its headquarters in Newport, south Wales, on Monday as part of a £17m investment in the way the UK collects and presents data. It will explore new ways of measuring the economy, including using traffic sensors to gauge activity, mobile phone data to track commuter patterns and satellite images to estimate populations. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
...."We only want to see aggregated patterns," he said. He has been working on a project that can classify travellers, spotting commuters, visitors and even students by their travel patterns. ...
Rail industry promises 6,400 extra services image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:00:48 AM
....The RDG study said that rail companies were already running more than 1,350 extra trains each week compared with four years ago. The group's latest projections suggest that by 2021 there will be an increase in train frequency for London commuters and on high-speed England to Scotland routes. ...
Southern reaches new agreement with train drivers' union Aslef image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 05:57:48 PM
....A fresh deal aimed at resolving the long-running row between Southern and the biggest train drivers’ union has been agreed, the two sides said on Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands of commuters have faced chaos since the dispute began last year. ...
First class could be axed in next Southeastern rail franchise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:50:33 PM
. First class compartments could be scrapped on commuter trains into London under proposals for the next Southeastern rail franchise. ...
Fixing America's failing infrastructure won't be easy, despite Trump's pledge image
....”. For the average commuter, these shortfalls in funding and the resulting deferred maintenance and upgrades translate into 34 hours of time lost to traffic delays each week, said Andrew Herrmann, who served as ASCE’s president in 2012. ...
On your bike: the best and the worst of city cycle schemes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....But it is to the Netherlands, a country where 27% of all trips are already made by bike (it’s 1% in the US), that we must look for the most nationally integrated bike-sharing scheme. OV-fiets runs out of almost all important train stations (with 300 locations across the country), with commuters able to pick up a bike from automatic dispensers or from a staffed rental location. ...
Merseyrail and Northern strike ballots open amid Southern deal collapse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 04:59:24 PM
....A deal struck on ScotRail over driver-only operation staved off strikes, but could be regarded as a union victory in the Department for Transport, where key figures are known to believe that a battle to crush unions through rail reforms must be won. It remains to be seen which commuters will find themselves stranded on journeys home as the struggle plays out. ...
Southern rail users face more strikes as drivers reject Aslef-backed deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 01:31:12 PM
. Southern rail drivers have rejected a deal negotiated between the Aslef union and their employer, reigniting a long-running dispute that has frequently stranded hundreds of thousands of commuters. ...
‘We didn't even have room for a table’: meet the 30-somethings fleeing London image
.... And this pattern is expected to continue, with experts warning that it is starting to change the demographics of the capital and the South-east. “People are moving to the outer London boroughs, and towns and villages in the London commuter zone, to get more space at less cost,” says Lucian Cook of Savills. ...
Railways could use eye scans to charge passengers, say industry plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:01:21 AM
....The document also sets out how new seat designs could be incorporated into existing rolling stock within a year. One version is expected to allow up to 30% more seats in a single carriage, allowing passengers to sit in a more upright position and increase standing space on busy commuter services. ...
Britain’s rail franchise model unfit for purpose, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 10:07:02 AM
....Fewer companies have bid for franchises, while major players such as National Express have withdrawn from the market, meaning ever less competition. According to the national passenger survey run by watchdog Transport Focus, satisfaction with services has suffered a significant decline over the past year, with commuters in the south-east particularly unhappy. ...
Is Ticketclever the way to put rail fares back on track? We find out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 07:01:22 AM
....The very cheapest long-distance fares are only available by booking far ahead, and the specialist websites will probably be no better at finding them than the National Rail Enquiries service or the train operating companies’ sites. Short-distance routes – such as daily commuter journeys into London – rarely throw up split-ticketing opportunities. ...
Q&A: what does the Southern rail deal over strikes mean? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 11:59:54 PM
....Far from it. As commuters know, problems with delays and unreliable trains predate any industrial action. ...
Southern rail and union agree deal to end strikes over driver-only trains image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:38:40 PM
.... Last week, the national rail passenger survey confirmed that Southern was the worst-performing train operator. This week, commuters launched a legal claim to attempt to force the Department for Transport to take action over the failing train service. ...
Volvo to seek volunteers for self-driving car trial in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:22:32 AM
....Volvo is also using databases of car crashes going back decades to run a variety of simulations to make the cars safer. It will then start recruiting up to 100 commuters for the London trial to try out its semi-autonomous vehicles from the summer of 2018. ...
Southern commuters launch legal claim to force government's hand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:04:51 PM
. Southern rail commuters have launched a legal claim in an attempt to force the government to take action over the failing train service. ...
Accessibility and ownership of the UK’s railways | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 06:52:00 PM
.... Rachel MartinOxted, Surrey. • You are quite right to highlight the plight of commuters in the East Sussex town of Seaford. ...
UK rental property demand falls to two-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 03:41:12 PM
....3% over the year, but fell 2. 3% in the last quarter as the falls in London spread out to the commuter belt. ...
London train derailment to disrupt Southeastern commuters for days image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 06:24:10 PM
. Disruption on a busy commuter line will last for the rest of the week following a freight train derailment, Network Rail has said. ...
Poll confirms Southern’s status as UK's worst-performing rail firm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 12:58:11 PM
....According to research from the independent watchdog Transport Focus, 66% of Southern’s passengers were satisfied with their last journey, compared with an overall figure of 81% nationwide, down 2% from the previous year. While the satisfaction score appears relatively high, compared with the results of previous polls by consumer and commuter groups, the survey – conducted at stations last autumn – asks passengers to consider only the last journey they took. ...
Seaford: the town cut off by the Southern rail dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 12:55:17 PM
....Normally, even in winter, there would be a regular flow of Chinese tourists and day-trippers from London to walk the coastal path. Worse is the lack of trains for Seaford’s commuters, without whom, Tickner says, business is terrible. ...
UK's new towns surpass national average for house price growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 12:01:18 AM
....Telford, Corby, Warrington and Skelmersdale were the new towns with the next strongest percentage increases in house price growth between 1986 and 2016. Many of the new towns with the strongest house price growth over the past 10 years are in the London commuter belt, with prices in Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead seeing particularly strong gains since 1986, the report said. ...
Jobs lost and broken relationships: legacy of the Southern rail crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 09:09:30 PM
.... Organiser Emily Yates said passengers’ rights were being ignored as the government and the unions fought an ideological battle. Driver-only trains and the industrial action that began in April are just part of the chaos that has blighted the south-east’s commuter towns since a huge contract was awarded in 2014 to GTR, absorbing four rail networks handling 273 million passenger journeys a year. ...
ScotRail boss resigns after pressure over firm's performance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 02:47:38 PM
....His decision to quit to take up another rail industry job has plunged the Scottish government into an unexpected crisis, raising further questions about the future of the transport minister, Humza Yousaf. The announcement came after serious doubts emerged about a headline-grabbing plan Yousaf devised to compensate regular commuters with a £3m rebate on their season tickets as an apology for months of cancellations, delays and service cuts. ...
House prices in the South East FALL amid Southern Rail chaos image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 04:51:00 PM
....7 per cent to stand at £307,000 on average. Experts said price falls in the South East were thanks to months of misery suffered by Southern Rail commuters. ...
Southern rail: could more commuters claim a credit card refund? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:20:06 PM
. Season ticket holders on strike-hit train lines could be in line for thousands of pounds in compensation after one commuter successfully claimed £2,400 back from his credit card company. ...
Southern rail strikes suspended as two sides agree to TUC talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 11:43:37 AM
....Talks have broken down before, but the series of announcements and a new venue may indicate a new willingness to find an agreement. A deal would be welcome news for commuters and businesses hit by Southern’s breakdown in service, but even without strikes passengers have experienced enormous disruption. ...
Chinese discard hundreds of cycles-for-hire in giant piles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 10:09:36 AM
....But two-wheeled travel began to go out of fashion as China became more open to the world, ushering in decades of economic growth and a high demand for cars. In 1980, almost 63% of commuters cycled to work, the Beijing Morning Post reported in 2015, citing government data. ...
Virgin season ticket means I can reserve a seat, so why am I forced to stand? image
.... When we checked with passenger group Transport Focus to find out what practice is across all rail operators, we (and it!) were surprised by the differing policies. The vast majority (with the exception of East Midlands) accept season ticket reservations, although you cannot reserve places on many busy suburban commuter journeys. ...
Norway’s $885bn-nil advantage in Britain’s sea of social troubles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:51:15 PM
.... The economy is growing at a fair old lick, but mainly because consumers are out on a debt-fuelled spending spree. Britain has the lowest investment rate in the G7, a frighteningly large balance of payments deficit, and – as any long-suffering commuter shivering on a station this winter will testify – public infrastructure that doesn’t pass muster. ...
What if Uber kills off public transport rather than cars? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 05:00:08 AM
....In Washington DC a vicious cycle of declining ridership and service on the city’s Metro culminated in last spring’s “Metropocalypse” – a system-wide shutdown followed by a year’s worth of emergency repairs requiring the closure of entire lines for weeks at a time. Stranded commuters abandoned transit in droves while Uber, Lyft and other services pounced, offering shared rides priced below the cost of a Metro ticket. ...
Transport trouble ahead as air, rail and tube strikes loom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 07:08:52 PM
....Virtually all of Southern’s 2,242 daily services will be cancelled again on Friday, as drivers in Aslef strike for the third day this week in the long-running dispute over the roles and responsibilities of onboard crew. Although Southern’s conductors have now accepted new contracts redesignating them as onboard supervisors, the move by the RMT to strike underlines that the dispute, and commuter misery, is unlikely to end soon. ...
Southern rail conductors' strike to compound drivers' walkout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 05:12:01 PM
. The RMT has called a fresh 24-hour strike by conductors on Southern trains to come immediately before three days of drivers’ strikes, a move that underlines that the dispute, and commuter misery, is unlikely to end soon. ...
Rail strike: search goes on for job Failing Grayling can't do badly | John Crace image
. Before his appearance at transport questions in the Commons, Chris Grayling was last seen being pushed to the back of the queue at Clapham Junction railway station as he fought with other commuters to get into work during Monday’s tube strike. ...
Jetpack to work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 12:11:26 AM
....Martin Aircraft Company, based in New Zealand, already has a working prototype that can fly at 2,800ft (850m) at 45km/h (27mph) for 28 minutes. And Mr Coker says commuters will be able to hail an unmanned jetpack via a smartphone app. ...
Renewed strike action on Southern rail adds to commuter misery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:38:33 PM
. Renewed strike action on Southern rail has left hundreds of thousands of commuters again struggling to get to work by alternative means. ...
Southern rail strike: Commuter confronts rail bosses and RMT union image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 09:10:46 AM
. Sara Beare is a commuter from Lingfield on Southern Rail. ...
Related to :
Latest Southern rail strike expected to cause severe disruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 07:15:31 PM
. Southern trains will be cancelled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in the latest strikes on the commuter rail network, as part of a long-running dispute over driver-only services. ...
London Underground strike kicks off week of tube, air and rail walkouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 09:14:07 PM
. Rail, air and London Underground services will be hit by strikes this week, leaving many commuters, particularly those in London and the south-east, facing a difficult start to the first full working week of 2017. ...
Tube strike: services to be severely reduced as second union walks out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 12:39:58 PM
....“I have instructed Transport for London to continue negotiating and we will be available around the clock to resolve this dispute. “This strike is going to be a huge inconvenience to commuters, tourists and TfL staff. ...
Is Britain’s rail network getting worse? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 05:34:17 PM
....How are passengers being let down?. The numbers of commuters affected by the spectacular implosion of the Southern rail network have made it the most eye-catching failure, but passengers in the south-west and north have also had reason for complaint, suffering some of the worst crowding, and riding on the oldest, most ramshackle rolling stock. ...
Tracking the cost: UK and European rail commuter fares compared – in data image
. An Action for Rail report released earlier this week revealed the high cost of rail travel for UK commuters. ...
Southern rail: RMT agrees to direct talks with government image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 06:34:07 PM
....”. The news is unlikely to affect the disruption ahead for commuters this month, when two strikes called by Aslef, the train drivers’ union, will stop all Southern services for at least six days. ...
Railroaded commuters let rip, plus an electricity tariff priced on time of day image
....Richest young people in UK also likely to inherit most wealth, study finds. Rail fares cost commuters up to 14% of their income, says study. ...
Southern rail drivers split planned six-day strike in two image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 04:40:00 PM
. Two weeks of unprecedented disruption on Southern rail now loom in January after a planned six-day walkout by train drivers was split over two periods, a move which the train company said would “maximise misery for commuters”. ...
Rail chiefs or unions: can passengers trust either of them? | Rafael Behr image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... And if the policy gains wider support it will be in spite of trade union enthusiasm, not because of it. Strikes over plans to put drivers in charge of door-closing have compounded commuter discomfort. ...
Rail passengers to stage station protests against fare increases image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 06:01:46 AM
. Campaigners will be protesting outside train stations in England and Scotland this week in response to higher rail fares coming into effect, as commuters return to work after the festive break. ...
Rail fares cost commuters up to 14% of their income, says study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:01:38 AM
.... The figure, which was 1. 9% last year, is applied to about 40% of all tickets and includes season tickets on most commuter routes and some off-peak return tickets on long-distance journeys. ...
Rail fares: train operators accused of milking the system as rises kick in image
....Labour party research shows that season tickets have gone up by an average of 27% since 2010, while the TUC found that rail fares had risen at more than twice the rate of inflation and wages over the last decade. According to Labour, some commuters will now payover £2,000 more to travel to work than when the Conservatives came to power in 2010. ...
Rising fares and crowded trains: the misery of Britain's rail users image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 07:00:21 AM
.... Overall, half of all UK trains that ran in November and December failed to arrive as timetabled. While London-bound commuters pay the biggest fares, it is users of Virgin Trains East Coast – which runs its tired-looking trains from Edinburgh to London – who face the biggest fare hikes in January. ...
Just how old is your train carriage? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:22:09 AM
....Ed Cox, director of think-tank IPPR North, said it was a "national disgrace" and not what you see in Germany, France or Japan. "It is little wonder that Britain lags behind other developed nations when commuters pay through the nose for decrepit trains," he added. ...
Southern train swaps rail for road, causing fresh delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 03:14:20 AM
....The 25-year-old, who lives in Crystal Palace, said it was impossible not to see the “complete irony” of the situation. A ban on overtime by drivers on Southern has caused delays and cancellations for commuters, while services were halted for three days last week when members of Aslef went on strike. ...
Southern train strikes: MP calls for rail ombudsman image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:31:31 AM
....Meanwhile, a study has put the economic cost of the Southern dispute at about £300m. The University of Chichester examined the impact on productivity of both the RMT and Aslef strikes - basing its calculation on the thousands of commuters who are late, missed work or have had to work from home. ...
The Guardian view on trade unions: needed as much as ever | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 06:42:05 PM
. There is little to be said for the strike stopping some customers getting their Christmas presents in the post, nor the ones threatened by British Airways cabin staff and baggage handlers at many of the UK’s airports that threaten long-planned festive breaks, nor for the long-running dispute that is making the lives of commuters in parts of south-east England so miserable. ...
Union leader says No 10 demonising working people in strikes row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 05:54:12 PM
....He called on both sides to focus on passengers’ safety. “As Southern commuters are well aware, services are delayed, cancelled and overcrowded every day regardless of strike action. ...
Chris Grayling: Tory in combative mood to deal with rail union bosses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 07:00:14 AM
....The temperature moved up a notch again as it emerged that Grayling was happy to consider a proposal by the Tory MP Chris Philp aimed at limiting rail strikes with tighter legislation. It has added up to a strategy that has infuriated commuter groups, the unions and a number of MPs, with Tory former minister Bob Neill even calling for his resignation over a separate row about south London train franchises. ...
Fog at London airports causes second day of disruption image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 08:43:59 AM
....London City airport opened on Sunday afternoon with a full schedule but, as with the other airports, advised passengers to contact their airline before leaving home. Further fog is predicted for Monday which could affect commuters, according to the Met Office. ...
Southern rail row: Train drivers' strike halts services for third day image
. Southern rail commuters are facing more travel misery after drivers walked out for the third day this week following the failure of conciliation talks. ...
Christmas of Discontent image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 12:40:39 AM
. With commuters on Southern rail services facing yet another day of strikes, and Crown Post Office workers pushing ahead with walkouts, are we facing a Christmas of Discontent?. ...
Southern rail strike: Angry commuters protest at DoT image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 10:32:01 PM
...
Related to :
Southern rail dispute talks end with no deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 08:27:51 PM
....Mr Brown said: "We're deeply disappointed, as our passengers will be, that Aslef has been unable to accept our proposals and we cannot find a way forward to end this dispute with the drivers' union at this stage. "We're sincerely sorry that commuters' work and family lives are being punished with this unjustified and unprecedented industrial action. ...
Southern rail dispute talks end without agreement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 03:57:54 PM
....Nick Brown, the chief operating officer at Southern’s owners, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), said: “We’re deeply disappointed, as our passengers will be, that Aslef has been unable to accept our proposals and we cannot find a way forward to end this dispute with the drivers’ union at this stage. “We’re sincerely sorry that commuters’ work and family lives are being punished with this unjustified and unprecedented industrial action. ...
Southern rail strike continues as train firm and unions meet at Acas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:40:50 AM
.... The Guardian understands that Grayling had an amicable meeting with Tory MPs on Tuesday and has agreed to keep legislation on the table, but it is not his preferred option. No 10 meanwhile said that the strikes were “causing misery for hundreds of thousands of commuters” and said it would review recent trade union legislation to see if more legislation was necessary. ...
Southern strike: 'Progress made' at Acas talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 01:03:40 AM
....On Tuesday transport secretary Chris Grayling dubbed the action a "deliberate act of militancy" and claimed Aslef had warned him to expect "10 years of industrial action" at a meeting in September. He further accused unions of "deliberately trying to bring [the railway] to its knees" and dismissed claims the strike was about commuter safety as "palpable nonsense". ...
The Guardian view on Southern rail: the wrong kind of minister | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:46:36 PM
.... If even at the outset rail was judged a privatisation too far, then Southern’s parent, Govia Thameslink, was definitely a franchise too large. The biggest in the country, it runs the most economically important rail services in the UK – stretching from Peterborough to Brighton, ferrying commuters across the south coast into London Bridge and Victoria, and taking business travellers to Gatwick and Luton airports. ...
Southern rail strike: Acas talks to take place on Wednesday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 05:35:45 PM
.... Passengers who attempted to use other methods of travel were hampered by severe traffic congestion and overcrowded buses and trams, compounded by problems on the Victoria tube line, which resulted in crowds being locked outside its southern terminus in Brixton at rush hour. A commuter group is planning a protest march from Southern’s major London hub, Victoria, to the Department for Transport on Thursday evening, calling for Grayling to quit unless he can restore services. ...
Southern rail strike: 48-hour walkout causes chaos for commuters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:27:44 AM
....Transport secretary Chris Grayling dubbed the action a "deliberate act of militancy" and claimed Aslef had warned him to expect "10 years of industrial action" at a meeting in September. He further accused unions of "deliberately trying to bring [the railway] to its knees" and dismissed claims the strike was about commuter safety as "palpable nonsense". ...
Southern train drivers strike after court rejects appeal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:20:30 AM
....Andy McDonald, the shadow transport secretary, said it was an insult to passengers to blame Southern’s failures on trade unions rather than the incompetence of management and government ministers. He said: “As commuters are well aware, Southern’s sub-standard service predates any industrial action and trains are cancelled, late and dangerously overcrowded every day regardless of strike action. ...
Great Western Railway is going off the rails with refunds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:00:49 AM
....Many railway lines were affected by major flooding from Storm Angus in November, reporting delays and blocked lines. Great Western Railway even advised commuters not to travel owing to the “severe flooding at a number of separate locations” across its network. ...
Amber Rudd turns on striking Southern rail workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 11:38:27 PM
.... The strikes will halt all Southern services, disrupting the 500,000 passengers who use its services in southern England every day. Rudd said the strikes were resulting in misery for commuters. ...
Redhill rail users' bid to charter train on strike days fails image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 04:44:52 PM
....Mr Simm said: "Service has been horrific for a whole year but when there are no trains at all that is a whole different ball game. A lot of commuters have jobs they can't not go to. ...
Sadiq Khan: government 'abandoning passengers' on Southern rail image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 01:09:56 PM
. The London mayor has accused the government of “abandoning passengers” on Southern rail, on a morning when hundreds of thousands of commuters suffered fresh chaos as the impact of a train drivers’ overtime ban hit home. ...
Court rejects bid to halt Southern train drivers' industrial action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 04:42:49 PM
....But the judge, Sir Michael Burton, turned down GTR’s bid for an injunction. The company has said the journeys of hundreds of thousands of commuters will be severely affected, with no trains at all expected to run during three days of strikes by drivers next week. ...

Page rendered in 1.8756 seconds.