There’s no denying it, transport in the cities has evolved over the last couple of hundred years, especially in cities such as London, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney and Moscow. All of which have mass underground public transport systems that keep their cities economies running efficiently… well most cities anyway. Sydney might be an exception as their train network called City Rail is joke at the best of times.
One of the most well known mass transport systems in the world is from London. Locally known as the Tube it stretches for most of metropolitan London and connects one side of the city to the other in no time at all and helped transport thousands of spectators from one side of the city to the other in the last Olympic Games. London is also home to some of the more iconic station names such as Kings Cross, Piccadilly Circus and Knightsbridge to name a few. Each Tube is within minutes of the last so it isn’t a big deal if you’ve missed the last Tube because there will be one in a matter of minutes.
Besides the Tube, one of the best networks I’ve been on is in Singapore. The locals call their transport the MRT and I would have to say it’s the pride of their country. Similar to the Tube, each carriage is within minutes of the last and come bang on time everytime! The difference to the London Underground is the fact this was only built less than 30 years ago and spans practically all over the country. If the authorities want to build another line it generally is built within a couple of years. In addition the MRT is famous around the world for their glass proof doors that separate the carriage and the passengers before embarking.
What mass transport systems have you been on? Please share your best worst and funny stories.