Copenhagen has world's highest transport prices

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Copenhagen has world's highest transport prices
The average cost of a single ticket in Copenhagen is higher than in any other city in the study. Photo: Peter Leth/Flickr"

No wonder bicycling is so popular in Copenhagen. A new international comparison shows that the Danish capital has the world’s highest public transport prices.


According to the analysis, which was compiled by Statista and reported by the Independent, Copenhagen tops the chart when it comes to the average price of a single ticket on a bus, tram or subway at £3.25, or 31 kroner. 
Copenhagen’s fellow Scandinavian capitals, Stockholm and Oslo, have the second and fourth most expensive prices respectively at £2.93 (28 kroner) and £2.67 (25 kroner). London is the third priciest at £2.83 (27 kroner).
The cheapest of the 12 cities included in the analysis was New York City, where tickets cost an average of £1.93 (18 kroner). 
The cost of transport in Denmark has been under renewed scrutiny as of late in light of reports that the scandal-plagued Rejsekort travel system has been systematically overcharging commuters. According to a February report in Søndagsavisen, thousands of bus passengers have been ripped off due to driver error. 
The bus drivers are required to register new routes every time they reach an end station but they often forget to do so or enter the wrong information, resulting in commuters being checked in to the system in the wrong zones. Public transport company Movia estimates that the mistakes affect some 6,000 passengers each year and was criticized for doing nothing to fix the problem even though it was first reported in 2012. 
At least one can say that there is some value in those high transport prices. According to an August 2015 study, Denmark has Europe's safest railways and the third best railway system overall. 



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