London Underground has been named the best metro system in Europe at this year’s prestigious Metro Awards. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate successes in the mass transit industry
London’s Tube, the oldest such system in the world, beat Paris, Madrid, Berlin and Copenhagen to the award, which is sponsored by Thales.
Outgoing London Underground MD, Tim O’Toole, said: “Thanks to record investment and the efforts of our staff, the Tube is going from strength to strength. Last year, we carried more passengers than ever, reliability continues to improve and customer satisfaction figures are at an all time high. This has all been achieved while at the same time managing the biggest Investment Programme since the Second World War.”
The award was welcomed by London Mayor Boris Johnson as “tremendous news”.
Mayor Johnson added: “Despite the challenges of weekend engineering works, Londoners know the value of the Tube and why we are investing billions to improve it. My commiserations go to the disheartened residents of the cities who trailed behind. I urge them to visit London where they will find a warm welcome and a Tube team dedicated to whisking them as swiftly and efficiently as possible between the capital’s many attractions.”