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4 College Senior

Transportation: Has the merits and problems of a central London location

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public Transportation is almost perfect in London. There are plenty of buses that can take you anywhere quickly, and the underground is useful although it is pretty old. It is too expensive however.

5 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The campus building are close by so walking is the option everyone uses

4 College Senior

Transportation: The tube and the bus are the best way to get around. Take the tube if you are going longer distances and take the bus for shorter distances. The tube is very efficient as long as it isn't during the two rush hours every day. Just make sure you check online for line closures before you leave!


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The public transportation in London is extremely efficient. Wherever you are trying to go, you have three options of how to get there: the bus, a cab, or the tube. The bus is good for going places that are just slightly too far to walk, and the tube, one of the most iconic things about London, works for everything else. The tube is clean, speedy, and can be easily understood by even the least savvy tourist. The public announcements on the tube are very clear, and riders always know when one of the lines has delays (which unfortunately happens quite frequently). Also, the names of the tube stations are arguably the most charming thing about London. 

Although cabs are fun to take and very comfortable, they are far too expensive to use on a regular basis. If you find yourself far from home after midnight (when the tube closes), however, you sometimes have no choice. The high price of cabs is arguably well spent because you will never find anyone more knowledgeable about the streets of the city than a London cabby.

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 11 responses

  • 27% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 0% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 0% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 9% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 64% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 0% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 0% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 70% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 30% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 10 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 9 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 9 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 10 responses

  • 70% Very easy.
  • 30% Fairly easy.
  • 0% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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