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    freewillie freewillie is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_Observer View Post
    I used to commute from Carlow to Dublin which doesn't sound bad until you remember how bad inter city transport can be.

    Walk
    House to train station

    Train
    Carlow-Dublin (Heuston station)

    Luas
    Heuston station - Abby street

    Walk
    Abby street - Stephens green

    Luas
    Stephens green to sandyford

    walk
    sandyford to office.

    I was up at 5.15am and didnt get home until well after eight. By the time I got dinner, it was time for bed.
    Leo Varadkar will look after early risers like you.
    Personally I stay in the bed until James brings my breakfast and a freshly ironed Daily Telegraph
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    Getting from north Dublin to south Dublin through traffic,now that's one long commute
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollandia View Post
    If there is adequate public transport, the commute isn't a problem. You can switch off, sleep, do a crossword, read the paper etc. In Ireland, that's not the case if you live in a rural area.
    It's not a problem.?
    What about the carbon footprint
    I thought we were intelligent people
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    Quote Originally Posted by che schifo View Post
    Well, more and more people are going to be forced to commute long distances, if they want any chance of living in a half decent house.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/house-price-inflation-accelerates-to-12-3-per-cent
    That's what happens when you try to house the world in a small country

    That's remind me of when I was in London and I got caught in the boom
    Afterwards there were people who did as you are saying there and bought miles away
    One guy used to commute from Brighton by train he said
    I pass by house on the outskirts of London people bought after the crash
    For much much less than I paid in Brighton st the height of the boom

    Nothing changes where human brings are concerned

    Same mistake over and over again
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    Quote Originally Posted by popular1 View Post
    It's not a problem.?
    What about the carbon footprint
    I thought we were intelligent people
    The carbon footprint per passenger of a well used public transport system is lower than that of individuals travelling alone in cars. Apparently you aren't intelligent people.
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    Some commuters work in London but live in Edinburgh and make the trip two or more times a week.
    Charting the rise of the new Willies

    Some live in France but work in England.
    Best of both worlds: Swap your Surrey semi for a French chateau and still work in London - Telegraph


    Not for me but some of them are saving a fortune or have properties they could never have the London area.

    'In return, there is the lifestyle France allows. When the Pearces first bought their detached farmhouse in Aubin-Saint-Vaast it was an ivy-covered near-ruin.
    But they paid only 67,000 for it and have so far spent 30,000 restoring it - while their former home in Surrey is now worth around 700,000'.

    Could you commute from France? | Daily Mail Online


    This one commutes from Barcelona.
    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...o-makes-it-pay
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollandia View Post
    The carbon footprint per passenger of a well used public transport system is lower than that of individuals travelling alone in cars. Apparently you aren't intelligent people.
    Not having to commute would have a smaller carbon footprint still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by che schifo View Post
    Not having to commute would have a smaller carbon footprint still.
    That would require either the whole country lives in Dublin, or jobs distributed right around the country. Which is it to be?
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    I work from home part of the time,and Oxford the rest. Not a daily commute, mind.
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    Just take London for example.

    There are humungous commutes for those working there, and very costly too. They don't seem to have the TaxSaver thing we have here but I am open to correction on that.

    I know people who take the train every morning at 6-6.30 am from all points north and south east and west of London and are happy if they are on a direct train that takes over an hour and even more.

    Jayzis. It is obviously more common here than I thought in my innocence.

    My commute is half an hour door to door. On Public Transport, in Dublin, and it's a.....wait for it - Bus!

    Dedicated lanes all the way. I cannot fault it. Now with the new traffic configuration on the quays it is even better. But Luas Cross City hasn't happened yet. So we shall see.

    No bother to me to get off the BUS a little earlier and walk over the congestion IYSWIM.

    But anyway. I have been spoiled all my life, a long commute would finish me off. On very many levels. But I admire so much those who do it, or perhaps HAVE to do it...

    If I were to commute from say Limerick to Dublin I think I would do a Monday-Thursday deal on a room to let. But I know that is not for everyone either.
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