transportation http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24748/all en London’s underground love affair celebrates 150 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130109/london-underground-150-year-anniversary-the-tube <p>LONDON, UK &mdash; It&#39;s just after 8 a.m. at Finchley Road station on the Metropolitan line and London&#39;s subway network is heaving with rush hour passengers. For most this is just the start of another working day. But for the transport network through whose maze of narrow tunnels they have rattled, it is a phenomenal feat: more than three million people delivered safely, without delay. The London Underground, or Tube as it is more commonly known, is today celebrating its 150th anniversary. Some of the tunnels, including those used by the Metropolitan line, have been in near-continuous operation since steam trains first navigated them in 1863.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130109/london-underground-150-year-anniversary-the-tube" target="_blank">read more</a></p> London transportation Travel/Tourism Culture & Lifestyle Innovation United Kingdom Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:44:00 +0000 Barry Neild 5732128 at http://www.globalpost.com Airbus to offer some extra-wide seats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/companies/130411/airbus-extra-wide-seats <p>Airbus sells the idea as an innovative way to &quot;meet passenger needs,&quot; even though two-thirds of its customers will lose out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/companies/130411/airbus-extra-wide-seats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies transportation Want to Know United Kingdom Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:36:39 +0000 Alex Davies, Business Insider 5811833 at http://www.globalpost.com Transportation nightmares for planes, trains, and automobiles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/traveltourism/130712/dangerous-few-days-planes-trains-and-automobile <p><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 20px;">This has been a particularly dangerous summer to travel, with several high profile accidents affecting highways, airports, and train routes all around the world. This recent deluge of tragic events has killed or injured hundreds of travelers&mdash;from the US to the Ukraine&mdash;and has prompted law enforcement and government inquiries into the cause of each accident.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/traveltourism/130712/dangerous-few-days-planes-trains-and-automobile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> transportation Travel/Tourism Want to Know France Canada United Kingdom United States Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:55:00 +0000 Gordon Earle, Curt Stone and James Miller 5882726 at http://www.globalpost.com