For those of you who are still dubious about London’s public transport system, you may be interested to hear it’s just been rated as the third best in the world.
Although station cleanliness and comfy seats may not initially strike you, it is, apparently, one of the most luxurious transportation systems in the world. Carrying 3 million people a day, and featuring a whole host of options from the iconic double decker buses to the Docklands Light Railway to Croydon’s tram system, it only really lost points for only offering night buses to cover the small hours of the morning. Although, as long as you’re in a good mood and not utterly desperate to get home, the night buses can provide one of the more entertaining experiences of London life.
Tokyo was rated as the city with the leading transport system, followed by New York, us, Paris, then Moscow.
Londonist is proud of its system, but is looking forward to the city becoming more cycle-friendly in the future: travelling underground may be quick, but cycling is good for your health, your wallet and the environment, as well as enabling you to experience the beautiful sights London offers, no matter where in town you may be.
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