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Comuting to Work

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by AJ, Jan 4, 2007.

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How far do you travel to work

  1. 0 to 10 miles

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  2. 11 to 20 miles

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  3. 21 to 30 Miles

    15.8%
  4. 30 to 50 miles

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  5. 50+ miles

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  1. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    For those of us to be at work, how far do you travel to get there. To start things off, I have about a 30 mile drive every morning and obviously the same to get home. Good job I'm never "on-call"
     
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  2. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I use to get a train on the district line, took about 15 minutes plus a bus ride to get to the station.

    Now I drive, which takes around the same time, and is about a 10 mile journey. With the train and bus prices going up all the time, Its just cheaper to go by car... and more comfortable :twisted:
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I used to have about a 25 mile journey to work, but since I moved in with the gf its only about 10 miles. 8)
     
  4. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    13 miles from Kidderminster to Worcester...ok-ish drive.
     
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  5. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    about 3 miles - out into the countryside too :biggrin ...
     
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  6. Cockles

    Cockles Megabyte Poster

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    30-35 miles depending on which route I take. Not unusual to spend 3 hours a day in my car getting more miffed by the minute
     
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  7. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    At the moment I have the distinct joy (depending on how you look at it) of living a ten minute walk from work.

    However, when I start the new job in a week, I get a bus journey, then the train. About an hour or so of commuting, and 25-odd miles.
     
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  8. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    I cycle to work...and its about 6 miles from home to work...I love it...better than public transport and less hassle than a car especially when its traffic and muggins here knows all the shortcuts...:biggrin...of course come rain and wind it can be a nightmare...
     
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  9. Rostros22

    Rostros22 Kilobyte Poster

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    I used to live about 10 miles from work and it took me around 30minutes to get into work due to the traffic through the town. I now live further away from work but come into town the opposite way and miss all the traffic and the School runs, so now it takes me about 15 minutes to get there.

    Extra zzzzzzz’s for me in the morning.
     
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  10. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    the miles bit is a bit pointless measurement on a london commute
    I work about 8 miles away but it can take two hours to get there on a bad day :)
    hellish does not begin to describe it!
     
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  11. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    my new job (pending medical) - it's around 30 min drive, when lights are green and traffic is moving, when red, or slow traffic then its like a hour or so...
     
  12. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    30 minute commute, here.
     
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  13. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    In distance my commute doesn't sound so bad, it's a 25 mile trip each way. It gets worse when you break it down though - I have to pay £5 each day to cross the crappy Severn Bridge and I have to drive to the other side of Bristol which can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half depending on traffic.

    I do get to car-share with someone up the road though so the expense is split and I can have a snooze when I'm not driving.:D
     
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  14. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

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    I drive around 35 miles to work everyday. And i should soon be on call as well 24/7 so if i need od a dial in to customers site at 02:00 i'll have to drive in then!

    Its not so bad as last year i was driving 55 miles each way and when the A14 was closed it once took me 3 1/2 hours to get in!!

    If i could get a job closer paying as much i would prefer it as it would be easier especially with the kids too!
     
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  15. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    I work from home hence I only go to work when I have to go to a customer. All my customers are reasonably local, so a 20 min drive is the max these days.

    When I lived in Croydon, it took me 15 minutes every day to cover the first mile. The traffic jam started outside my house and didn't end till I got to work. Gee I miss those days - NOT!
     
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  16. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    I havent got a job:cry:
     
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  17. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    70 mile round trip a day. Takes around 2-3 hours in total of my day (morning run always slower than evening, as coincides with schools).

    It's sh1t - no other description. Hurrah for a good CD player :D
     
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  18. supag33k

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    About 2 minutes by car...and 5 minutes by pushbike. I could walk there if I felt like it...
     
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  19. supag33k

    supag33k Kilobyte Poster

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    Well IMHO I reckon you will land a good one soon dude!

    I noticed you have Autocad in your certs! - are you in the structure, ME or Civil side of things??

    I only ask because in several years past I did a lot of ME work in AutoCAD and Cadkey as part of my previous toolmaking employment.
     
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  20. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    I'm about 7.5 km away and that's by a round-about way. If I rode a bicycle it would be a lot less as I could take the shortcuts where you can't drive. It takes about 15 minutes, maybe 20 if the traffic is bad.
     
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