Open return from Sheffield to London today was £199. When I first did the journey 6/7 years ago it was £100. So a rough doubling in price! Again work pay and it's once a month or less but it still pains me.
Rail fare - ouch!
And now for the good news:
Scotrail are once again doing their Club 55 promotion. That means I get to travel to any station in Scotland for £19 return!!
At least you can all get some sort of public transport to work. Not everyone has that option.
Monthly commute into London £550 including parking. Have to be cute about which trains to get or its 40 mins standing. Robbery.
Due to my wife's infinite wisdom, wer'e going to london in August. Can't book a train yet but at todays prices it's just as cheap to fly! Nuts!
It's reported as a London-centric story but surely higher fares apply all over the country?
Live outside the M25 and season ticket now £3100. Both of us working again so two tickets just bought are painful.
I'm also outside the M25, and my season ticket with tube would be about three grand, too.
I ditched the tube bit of the season ticket and bought a Brompton. Tube season from Wimbledon to Ravenscourt Park near Hammersmith was about a grand. Brompton was £750 two years ago. It's quicker than the tube, I get about 90ish miles in a week, and I can also stuff my face. Helps if you have a shower at work - we do, so I get more time with the udderlets in the morning, too.
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