- Cost of commuting…
<p>under £4 on the train BOA to alloa</p>
<p>WTAF? £4.10 single from Dunblane, Anytime Return £5.60.</p><p></p><p>Costs double that from Troon to Glasgow which is 10 minutes longer and £8.40 from Largs where the Anytime return is £14.80. On a train that is rammed.</p><p></p><p>Anyway, looking at that bike reservations may be necessary. If I had a journey that cheap I’d consider it. Still a bugger for weather either by cycle or car though.</p>Posted 6 months agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Around 2005-7 I was doing that length of commute.
Certainly in the South it was a royal pain in the arse and I had a company car so everything but washer fluid, oil and diesel was “free”.
I used to do about 350 miles a week (16000 a year) in a 50mpg car. In current money that would have been about £200/month in fuel.£2400 per annum.
If you use decent tyres you can add £350-400 a year for them plus another service say £300 plus any unscheduled wear and tear items.
If you factor in everything I’d say it’s going to cost up around £3500k a year including wear and tear items. That’s after tax effectively.
If it were my current car I’d easily add another £1000 to that (a little bit sub 50mpg and this one’s been a bit flaky mechanically). Thankfully I do 2/3 that distance now and only when the train won’t do the job.Posted 6 months ago
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