HK Public Transportation Ranked Third in World: William Russell Report
August 14, 2023
Hong Kong has secured its position as one of the most affordable cities for public transport fares, according to the Global Transport Index survey conducted by expat insurance agency William Russell.
While ranking fifth in terms of affordability, Hong Kong's transport network is praised for its reliability and accessibility. In the survey, Hong Kong's average public transport ticket cost was HK$1.22 (around US$0.16).
Hong Kong's rail system has been applauded for its reliability and ability to cater to the city's growing population. Although it does not operate 24/7 like other cities, such as New York and Tokyo, it diligently fulfills the transportation needs of Hong Kong's residents.
While Hong Kong is only considered average in terms of eco-friendly transport options, it excels in hosting 58,754 electric vehicles per 100,000 people in its city borders. The city boasts many electric vehicles, showcasing its commitment to reducing emissions and embracing sustainable transportation.
The best city for public transportation in the world was ranked, with Paris scoring 10 out of 10 points, followed by Stockholm, and then Hong Kong. Only Buenos Aires, Tehran, Rio de Janeiro, and Singapore had cheaper ticket fares than Hong Kong.
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