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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfloat View Post
    Seems to me there will be more and more cases of petrol poverty coming seeing as how our wages are so criminally low
    Isn't that the idea to force people not to use a Car by making petrol more and more expensive?

    The UK signed up to cutting carbon dioxide emissions by some 60% by about 2050, with real progress by 2020

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_Price_Escalator
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    While my current commute is 20-30mins by car I'm looking at a job with a 2hr commute by train until I can move closer. Still not sure I want that sort of commute!

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    Then they should make public transport more affordable too. Costs £5 for a day ticket here on the bus. It costs me probably £2 in petrol a day to and from work.

    Yes there are other financial implications such as insurance, tax, maintenance etc. But still, public transport is so expensive!

    If theres 2-3+, it's worth getting a taxi!

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    About a 20 minute drive for me......I did live about 5 mins away but recently moved. So now have a longer drive but live somewhere a little nicer.......it is always worth it!

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    Three hours to get to work and three hours to get home.
    Walk, bus, wait, train, wait, train, walk, work.
    Costs me £318.80 a month to travel to work.
    Luckily, this new government is introducing the universal credit to help people stay in work... so now I'll be sleeping rough on the streets of Chippenham. Yay for me.

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    AXE! How nice to hear from you - how is it going? Apart from the travelling, of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    AXE! How nice to hear from you - how is it going? Apart from the travelling, of course!
    It's going very well, thank you. Really enjoying my job. The people I work with are most excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AXE View Post
    It's going very well, thank you. Really enjoying my job. The people I work with are most excellent.
    That is so good to hear - it must be good if you can stand all that travelling. Everyone will be so pleased that everything is still going well for you

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    Takes me about 25mins in the car, but I really enjoy the drive in.

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    I work 6 miles from my workplace. I used to take the car, but with the traffic I was burning money in terms of fuel. I now take the bus for £12 a week, and I have no stress of driving and can even have a small kip. Takes me about 40 mins including walking to and from bus stops, as well as the actual wait for the bus.

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    @AXE
    Good to hear your OK; 6 hours is a bit tough though
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    Quote Originally Posted by stariq View Post
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    Good to hear your OK; 6 hours is a bit tough though
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    A bit tough? You are a master of understatement!

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    One school - 7 mins by bicycle.
    Other school - 5 mins walk. Takes too long so it's actually 2 mins on the bike - which is more fun.

    Can't understand why people sit in traffic burning fuel for <4 mile journeys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    A bit tough? You are a master of understatement!
    I used to catch the bus 2 hours one way and 2 hours back home ( total of 4 each day ) and that was bad enough. Currently have moved house and driving a car still

    16 miles each way which is about 30 mins there and 30 back give or take a while for traffic that piles up on some big round abouts etc

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    I'm about 9.5 miles from work, which at the times I go is 25-30mins from house door to office door by car, and about £65-70 a month in petrol.

    However, I'm also about 7 minutes walk from home train station, work is 7 minutes from station at that end with an 8 minute train ride in between - so time-wise much the same. Difference is, with 20% LA staff discount, train only costs £45 a month! So train isn't always more expensive!!

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