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Our Tube Rules OK

By Rob Last edited 127 months ago
Our Tube Rules OK
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Ok, try not to spit your breakfast everywhere, but London has been voted the best overall city for public transport in the world!

According to a survey on Tripadvisor.com one in four respondents reckoned our Tube and bus systems were way better than those in New York (16% of the vote) and Paris (a crappy 12%).

We've got to ask: have any of these people ever been to Japan, Singapore, Germany...anywhere? As much as we hold a special place in our heart for the Tube, it's our experience that in a lot of places worldwide you can find clean, reliable public transport systems which don't smell, have the magical air-conditioning, and beat our shaky, oudated network hands down.

Some people did have some sense however, as 25% of people also voted the capital the most expensive city to get around in, and our cab drivers were voted the world's best above those in New York and Mexico City.... in your face Mexico City!

In other transport news: the South West train strike cost us 'millions'.

Image taken from Flickr account of Annie Mole.

Last Updated 30 August 2006

Lauren

The Tube triumphs over Washington DC's Metro. The Metro has air conditioning, but commuters must remember a plethora of uber-long stop names like: "U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo" or "Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan". And don't try to get anywhere quickly, either, the escalators are probably out of order.

True, the Tube could benefit from some air conditioning, but we should give it credit for going almost anywhere you want to go. I'm still a fan.