London has the most expensive public transport in the world, according to research

London mayoral hopeful Tessa Jowell has released research that reveals that London has the highest public transport fares in the world, when compared with other global cities.

London beat the other top 20 cities in the world, such as New York, Paris and Hong Kong, to claim the dubious title of most expensive.

A Zone 1-6 Tube ticket in London at a peak time costs travellers £5.10. Using this long journey as a benchmark, the research found that tickets in London are more than twice the price of almost every city in the top 20 – excluding Washington DC, where the equivalent single fare is £3.79.

Putting it in comparison, the research found that this London ticket is four times the cost of a comparable fare in Paris, three times more than New York, and ten times more expensive than Moscow.

Read more from source: Independent

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