Friday, 17 February 2012

COMMUTING, WE ALL DO IT!




Oh well we all have to commute at some stage in our lives, this week, school half-term holiday week is when the discomfort is acute. Last evening a teenager trespassed on the track at South Ruislip Station and threw two train companies into chaos (Chiltern Railways and London Underground).

How far can you go? Long-distance commuting to work in England and Wales has increased by a third over the past decade, according to researchers from Aalborg University in Denmark, who came all the way to London to report their findings to the annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society. More than 800,000 workers now travel more than 30 miles to work. Extract from The Guardian Feb 2012

Tube Trouble

Meanwhile The Rail, Maritime and Transport union has rejected a pay offer worth up to £500 for London Underground staff working during the Olympic games. The RMT, which represents thousands of tube workers, said the money was not an adequate reward for being on duty during the event, which will see a huge increase in passenger numbers across the capital for weeks. Extract from The Guardian

DON’T COMMUTE IN JULY

Companies are putting there life on hold during July 2012 because commuting (into London will be/may be more than unusually unpleasant. Heard in recent meetings.