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UK Travel Infographic KAPLAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGES The UK has numerous transport options that allow you to move up and down the country. From the famous double decker bus, to an expansive underground tube network. How to get around London Underground Also known as 'The Tube', it is one of the most famous metro systems in the world. It uses a colour-coded map that pinpoints each station; it's the easiest way to know how to get around London quickly. Glasgow Subway (Glasgow, Scotland) The Glasgow Subway was built in Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, in 1896; it is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world Double-decker buses One of the UK's most iconic symbols, the double-decker bus is used every day by millions of people. There are many types of buses used in the country but the double-decker is the most common and distinctive. Boris bikes (London) In 2010, London's mayor Boris Johnson launched a public bicycle scheme, famously known as 'Boris Bikes' which allows people to hire a bike from various docking stations around the city and drop them off at any other docking station. This has since become a popular way of travel for many people. Trains With over 2,500 stations around Britain, trains are the most common means of transportation in the country. Waterloo Station alone accommodates 94 million entries and exits a year! Black cabs Black cabs also flood the streets of most major cities in the UK. They are more expensive than public transportation, but if you want that luxurious door-to-door ride, cabs are the way to go! Did you know? The most expensive tube ride is a 43-second ride on the Piccadilly Line between Covent Garden and Leicester Square: It costs £4 whereas it's actually faster to walk it! London's Transport Museum is now in London's West End but the collection originated in Clapham in the 1920's. london transport museum ABD The Longest train journey you can take across the UK with no changes is Aberdeen (ABD) to Penzance (PNZ) with a duration time of 13 hours and 22 minutes. PNZ A Save! Save! Save! Getting around is already expensive enough, so let's save a penny or two. 16-25 STUDENT 3 3 If you are between the ages of 16 and 25, you are eligible for a Rail Card which gives you 1/3 Off peak train times (i.e. weekdays after 9.30am and between 16:00 to 19:00) are always cheaper! If you are a student, ask your local station for a student travel card, these usually offer discounted prices on tickets. off all rail fares Planned Engineering Works The UK is constantly being modernised and updated, this means that maintenance work is usually undertaken over the weekend to prevent weekday rush-hour delays. To avoid these weekend closures and diversions, it is important to check the route you are going to take before you travel. Useful Travel Apps Citymapper National Rail LONDON НAIL Hailo NextBuses Sources: 0000000000000

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How to get around? A travel infographic designed for international students in the UK. The UK has numerous transport options that allow you to move up and down the country. From the famous double ...


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