Far&Wide: Singapore tops in public transport system hinh anh 1A public transport vehicle in Singapore (Photo: hlas.com.sg)

Singapore (VNA) - Singapore's public transport system has been ranked top in the world by US-based travel website Far & Wide, beating London in second place and Hong Kong in third place.

The ranking was based on commuter satisfaction rates and affordable charges, even for tourists.

Tourists pay 10 USD for unlimited rides on buses and trains for a day in Singapore. A similar pass in Madrid and London costs about 13 USD and 22 USD, respectively.

Hong Kong's tourist travel pass also costs about 10 USD a day, but children aged three to 11 ride for about 5 USD a day. In Singapore, children who are 0.9m tall and below ride for free.

Far & Wide cited an international survey by consulting firm McKinsey in 2018 for Singapore taking top spot in its "Cities with Best Public Transportation" ranking. The McKinsey survey showed that about 86 percent of respondents were satisfied with Singapore's public transport system, the highest score among the top 10 cities.

The website also noted that the Singaporean Government is undertaking ambitious plans to further expand and increase the reliability of the MRT system.

The Land Transport Authority announced last week that as part of improvements to the public transport network, it has bought 40 new trains for the North-South and East-West MRT lines, the first of which will start running in 2024./.