Friday the 13th is lucky for these commuters getting a rally car to and from work

 
Lynsey Barber
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Rally cars hit the streets of London giving commuters a lift (Source: Getty)

Friday the 13th may be considered the unluckiest day of the year by some, but weary commuters are in luck today.

A fleet of rally cars are super-charging Friday's commute around the capital by offering to ferry people to and from their destinations throughout the day - thanks to Betfair.

No, it's not the latest company muscling its way into the Uber-dominated taxi on demand business, but the latest attention-grabbing stunt by the online betting firm which parked an Octopus on Oxford Circus.

The cars - whose drivers happen to be dressed as horses (and why wouldn't they be?) - will be pulling up at bus stops across the capital on routes with the worst waiting times.

"We couldn't help but step in and bring a slice of luck to travellers with the horse-driven Betfair rally cars that feature in our new brand advert,” said Betfair spokesperson Naomi Totten.

Putting the rush into rush-hour, these are the routes to keep an eye on today if you fancy a lift rather than standing around in the rain.

London's busiest bus routes

RV1 - Covent Garden / Catherine Street to Tower Gateway Station

205 - Cleveland Terrace to Bow Bus Garage

274 - Angel Islington to Lancaster Gate Station

10 - Hammersmith Bus Station to King's Cross Station / York Way

188 - North Greenwich Station to Russell Square

11 - Fulham Town Hall to Liverpool Street Station

74 - Putney Bridge Road to Baker Street Station

15 - Tower Of London to Charing Cross Station

139 - West End Green - Waterloo Station / Waterloo Road

23 - Great Western Road to Liverpool Street Station

75 - Lewisham Station to Fairfield Halls

129 - North Greenwich Station to Greenwich Town Centre / Cutty Sark

152 - South Lodge Avenue / Yorkshire Road to Walton Avenue

260 - White City Bus Station to Golders Green Station

275 - St James Street Station to Barkingside Tesco

366 - Falmouth Gardens to Beckton Bus Station

493 - St George's / University Of London to Richmond / Manor Road

358 - Orpington Bus Station to Crystal Palace Parade

150 - Althorne Way or Althorne Way to Gants Hill Station / Cranbrook Road or All Saints Church

180 - Crabtree Manorway North to Molesworth Street

99 - Woolwich High Street to Geddes Place

179 - Chingford Station to Hainault Street

60 - Old Coulsdon / Tudor Rose to Streatham Station

112 - Ealing Broadway Station to Brent Cross Shopping Centre

197 - Peckham Bus Station to Croydon Flyover

175 - Hillrise Estate to Ford Main Works

95 - Southall Broadway to Shepherd's Bush Green

196 - Elephant & Castle / Newington Causeway to Norwood Junction Station