london transport is all i know, so i just hate transport all 2gever.
we have a good integrated transport system(can get from place to another and easily switch from one mode to another), the only problem is that supply is lower than demand therefore we have over capacity
Its not too bad, like everything it has its ups and downs.
As you all say, tubes and buses are pretty frequent. However, when there is a delay (and there are frequently delays) You have to wait absolutely AGES for something to come along. Quite frequently have I had to wait over 1 hour for a bus when they are supposed to come every 7-8 minutes...
In summer, the tube boils up to a hefty 50 degrees Celcius which is an absolute scorcher. It smells, it's stuff, and many people pass out from the heat.
At rush hour, the trains are so full up that everyone is on top of everyone else. If you are traveling long journeys, its horrible.
At school hours (Morning and afternoon) buses are over crowded by rowdy school children who think it's cool to graffiti on the seats and generally piss around unnecessarily.
The oyster card frequently mucks up. It is *Supposed* to calculate the best fair to charge you, but most of the time it just charges you a ridiculous amount. I will only use my oyster if traveling on buses or only one way on the tube. Otherwise I will buy a ticket, just for my own piece of mind.
And it's so expensive now, especially for students such as myself! I remember the good old days when the bus was 70p for adults. Now its £2!!!
But I suppose I can't complain too much. When it does work, we do have a great transport system.
Mm - Tubes need to run later. London is a 24-hour city, and night-buses really can't cope!
TBH it is a lot better than Greater Manchester. Buses up there is a rip off. Weekly bus pass is £10 and that is only for a specific bus company. For all buses it is £14 a week.
The Japanese public transport is the best ive used, followed by Europe, and many cities in China are now equipped with brilliant public transport. Its good, it could be better. Its the delays, infrequency of service, and the fact some lines are frequently out of service which is the problem. In Japan, they appologise after being seconds late, in England its not considered "late" until after 10minutes!
London public transport is not that good compared to other international cities, maybe because the standard of public transport in rest of the UK is so bad that London's seems good in comparison.
It's not cheap but I think it's bloody brilliant.