Overwhelming majority of Londoners say they’re ‘happy’ with the tube

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Despite months of strikes and industrial action, Londoners still hold a special place in their hearts for the tube.

It may be noisy and incredibly sweaty at times, but it seems people still can’t get enough of the capital’s transport network.

According to a new study, an overwhelming majority of Londoners say they are ‘happy’ with it.

In fact, the Time Out survey found 91% are content with their city’s transport options.

When 20,000 individuals from around the world were quizzed on whether they thought it was easy to get around their city by public transport, more than nine out of ten Londoners said it was.

It’s worth pointing out that this doesn’t take other aspects of the tube into account though, such as the rising cost of tickets and dangerously high pollution levels.

Also, it’s not the best city to come out on top. Berlin scooped first place with 98% saying they liked the comfortable and easy transport options.

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Prague, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai and Amsterdam also all beat London in their approval ratings – which is hardly surprising when you look at their more modern and efficient networks.

However some cities could do better when it comes to transport.

New York, for example, only received a 85% approval rating for its famous subway system – which is the biggest underground transport network in the world, when considering the number of stations.

Despite strikes and pollution, Londoners are ‘happy’ with the tube – what do you love most about it?

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