Commuting

shit

#1

Came in on the train today - xmas do tonight so not driving.
Delays, smelly passengers, inane babble…
It’s shite. How do you manage to do that every day?


#2

I have a 15 minute walk to work. Imagine living and/or working in London.


#3

Headphones and extreme metal


#4

Used to take me an hour sometimes just to go from Seven Sisters to Angel Islington.


#5
  • noise-cancelling earphones
  • a copy of the i
  • good working knowledge of several places to stand when the train pulls in
  • a refreshing cycle ride either end
  • occasional sightings of @thewarn

#6

I don’t.


#7

I get on a train at it’s first stop, have a lovely sit down and read for 15 mins and then a nice brisk 10 min walk to the office. Genuinely wouldn’t swap this for living 5 mins away or something.


#8

Been commuting by car for the past 5 months or so. 37 miles each way. Fucking hate it. Expensive, takes ages if I’m on a normal day. Really miss my bike


#9
  • only have a 15-20 minute journey

  • read/listen to music/watch condensed NFL games

  • stare out the window at the pretty countryside

  • only catch the train where I’m pretty much guaranteed a seat

  • occasionally see CCB

  • Cycle to work on Fridays so I get a day off


#10

have to get on three trains to get to work :frowning:
fml.


#11

I drive to work, It normally takes 25 minutes but lately it’s been over an hour.

The alternative is using Southern.

Great options.

If I’m going to a gig in the evening I’ll get the train and bus which I enjoy as one offs, not sure I could do it all the time though.


#12

Think I’ve got used to it and it’s fine until I get home early because of training or something and realise how good that 5-7 time is


#13

Half an hour tube ride, where I read and listen to music.

Or an hour run. After Christmas I will start cycling in and out of work three times a week.

I did drive for a while when I wasn’t in London and it was horrible. Aggressive drivers, traffic jams, etc. I’d do anything to avoid a drive commute.


#14

I’m so grateful for the commute at the moment. From leaving my door to being sat at my desk can take 20-25 minutes maximum, including a ride on the Metro. Would hate to commute into central London, though that’s what I may be doing in a year or two’s time if I move down there.

Used to an hour long commute comprising a bus, a metro, and a forty minute walk ride to get too and from 12 hour nightshifts. During Winter it was brutal.


#15

Used to have an hour long commute. Can we bring back editing at least for when we’re still half asleep?


#16

I drive in to work sometimes. In London.

It is almost indescribably how preferable getting the tube is to this.


#17

I normally cycle but I can’t seem to face it since coming back from holibobs in October.

I have a 14 minute train journey with a 5 min walk either side. I fucking hate it and everyone that gets on the train but I do LOVE a good lol at the ridiculous amounts of people who desperately try to squeeze on the train when its mega full


#18

I hated/hate going down Holloway Rd and the 43. Feels so slow.


#19

I have a 30-35 minute cycle. It’s fine.

If I take the train, it’s either a 5 minute walk to the station, then a 15 minute journey where I normally get a seat, then a 15 minute walk after. Today, however, I took the Overground – 25ish minute of hideous squashedness and then 5 minutes on the tube which was okay.

Bike wins. And it’s free.


#20

start biking in ffs!