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Travelling on the tube is 'more expensive than a luxury flight to New York'

Isabelle Aron

Everyone knows that transport in London ain't cheap, but apparently things are worse than we thought. According to Labour mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan, you'd get more value for money on a luxury flight from London to New York than on certain tube journeys. Statistics released by Khan's campaign show that if you flew to New York and back by Virgin Atlantic’s swanky 'upper class' service (a mere £2,199.55, if you're wondering), it would cost 32p per mile. But if you took the distinctly less swanky Piccadilly line from South Kensington in Zone 1 to Heathrow Terminal 3 in Zone 6, it would cost you £10.10, which is 42p per mile. Things are even steeper per mile on the Central line, where a return ticket from Wanstead to Liverpool Street will set you back 63p per mile.

Sure, it's not the most logical comparison, but if we've taken anything from this it's that if we want to make the most of our hard earned cash, we should all book a swanky holiday to New York. That's what they were getting at, right?

Image: David Shelley

In other tube new, TfL has finally set a new launch date for the night tube.

And Holborn tube station is trialling standing on both sides of the escalator for six months.


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