London transport rocks!

Our transport system has come up trumps as the best public system in the world. I heard this news tidbit about 2 seconds before the one on the transport strike. Talk about timing!

Granted it is the excellent links and the availability of different types of transport that makes the country accessible to one and all. But the frequent strikes do nothing to endear those that run this transport system of ours. Often, we can’t help thinking ‘oh grow up!’ when we hear of yet another transport strike.

Their idea of timing hasn’t escaped me either – Christmas, New Year, Bank Holiday weekends, you name a holiday weekend, you can be assured that there would be a strike on somewhere.

If only these people would let go of their habit of downing tools and going on strike at the drop of a hat, then our world would be a much better place.

4 Comments so far

  1. Ursula (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2006 @ 12:45 am

    Having lived elsewhere in the world, I’m not sure I would agree that its the best — particularly when you factor in how expensive it is. That said, its does have excellent links across the city.

  2. RT (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2006 @ 1:02 am

    I second that notion – I think Chicagos El and free trolley system is much better value for money – and FUN.

    having said that Chicagoans prefer ours….

  3. Desigirl (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2006 @ 9:51 am

    Great links – yes
    Cost effective – no

    Agree with you there. Was quite surprised when heard that London has been voted the best, anyway!

    What can I say? Grass is greener….?

  4. Rehan Qayoom (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 7:40 pm

    I do love British trains, although the underground sucks big time and the busses are worse. Unfortunately, for me I don’t travel outside of London as often as I’d like to.

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