Tag : transport

Virgin Rail Set To Sail

7 months ago / 0 comments

The transport secretary Chris Grayling announced on February 5 that Virgin Trains East Coast, the franchise running services from London to Leeds, Edinburgh, York and Newcastle, is near collapse due to lower-than-expected passenger numbers. The franchise, a joint venture with 90% owned by Stagecoach and 10% owned by Richard Branson’s … Read More

Government Urged to “Give North a Fair Deal on Transport”

8 months ago / 0 comments

Analysis by a leading think tank has shown that infrastructure spending in Yorkshire is lower than any other region and has urged the government to do more to increase transport spending across the North of England. According to a hard hitting report by IPPR North, transport spending in Yorkshire and the Humber amounts … Read More

Is the Hyperloop the future of travel?

8 months ago / 0 comments

We might not be as far away from hyper-speed travel as you might think. Although it isn’t quite teleportation, the Hyperloop combines a vacuum, a train, and levitating magnets to shoot you towards your destination at hundreds of miles an hour. The magnetic levitation ‘maglev’ train is lifted above rails … Read More

Leeds gets £64m of infrastructure funding

2 years ago / 0 comments

An infrastructure scheme across the Leeds City Region goes ahead after a further £64m of local funding which was approved by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The funding is part of the largest package of Local Growth Deal investment and the funding will bring forward projects that will create jobs … Read More

News | Travel costs hampering part-time students

4 years ago / 0 comments

Part-time students are being hampered by travel costs, a Union survey has found. Figures published by the Student Advice Centre this month reveal that 63% of part-time students spend a ‘large portion’ of their outgoings on travel, with 45% ‘very concerned’ about travel costs. Mature students also suffer high travel … Read More

Photojournal | Shipping from campus to the East

4 years ago / 0 comments

It is a quiet, sunny September morning and a full size shipping container is blocking the entrance to my house. A little over twenty men have gathered on a narrow campus road, forming a human chain into a ground floor bedroom next door. I look up into the rusting green … Read More

News | First bus fares set to rise

4 years ago / 0 comments

As of March 30, the biggest bus firm in Leeds will be increasing many of their ticket prices. Single and return fares are set to rise. However, adult day, week, month and annual prices for local and West Yorkshire-wide travel will remain the same. Most of First’s £1.10 Leeds journey … Read More

Unicycle hero praised online

6 years ago / 0 comments

23.11.12 A mysterious figure has attracted campus-wide appreciation of late. You may have glimpsed a flash of his flaxen ringlets as he cuts his way through the campus crowds. If so, you will have noticed his unusual and, some would say, superior, mode of transport – the unicycle. Quickly becoming … Read More