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Transport in London – Air network

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London is an exchange node for air, rail, road and river network in the United Kingdom. The city has a dense and extensive network of public and private transport.

Transport for London, managed mostly by Transport for London (TfL), is one of four areas of competence of the Mayor of London. TfL controls the majority of public transport including metro, Docklands Light Railway, buses and trams but has however no power over rail services Greater London, with the exception of the London Overground lines. TfL also controls toll roads.

Air network



London is one of the largest air hubs in the world and has a total of 6 commercial airports (in order of importance):

  • Heathrow (LHR) (the largest in the United Kingdom)
  • Gatwick (LGW)
  • Stansted (STN)
  • Luton (LTN)
  • City (LCY)
  • Southend (SEN)

Note that only Heathrow and City are located within the green belt of London.

Gondola lift

Emirates_Air_Line,_London_01-07-2012_(7551133438)(Cabin of the Emirates Air Line)

Since the end of June 2012, it is possible to cross the Thames by cable car. It connects to the Royal Docks is the Greenwich Peninsula to the west.

Translated and adapted from Wikipedia.

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