Belfast Telegraph

Edinburgh best city in UK for travel

By David Reed

Edinburgh has been named the easiest city in the UK to travel in for the third year running.

Liverpool came second and Nottingham third in the annual ESP Group Easy Travel Index (ETI).

It found Edinburgh and Nottingham's publicly-owned bus companies and strong integrated networks have significantly contributed to the success through stable and accessible bus and tram services, competitive prices and easy-to-use tickets.

Birmingham came top for ease of long-distance travel - displacing Edinburgh which dropped to second place.

The ETI, developed by transport and mobility services company ESP Group, questioned almost 5,000 people about the ease of transport in UK cities.

It found that 34% of people sometimes do not leave their homes due to concerns about travel.

It also found the rising cost of transport is the biggest difficulty facing those surveyed.

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