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on a yearly travelcard. Ouch.
to use the central line every crushing day makes me weep inside.
I love it. It saves a lot of money. It's just scary to spend it all at once.
If you were a proper Londoner like me you'd realise the tubes are great and you'd want to have some sort of automatic weaponry every time you were stuck on a bus in evil traffic, while some eye-gougingly annoying person hammers away on their phone to someone.
i have a problem with getting it in rush hour. because it's a deeply unpleasant thing to do.
That's why I get in before 8am. That said I only have to go two stops so it's never a big deal if it is packed to buggery. :D
and get an evening to do what you want rather than getting in at 6pm stressed out and not wanting to do anything except slump on the sofa.
or be tired and stressed the next day.
then again i have a 9 to 5 that's ACTUALLY 9 to 5, and i think that puts me in a minority.
I've lived on about 6 hours sleep a day for years.
Getting in earlier means leaving earlier which means you can go home and get changed before going out somewhere, useful for sure if you have to wear a suit.
i got the tube two stops into work this morning. i usually walk it but laptop + cold + carrying a poster + leaving ten minutes before i'm meant to be at work made that difficult. also i'm tired and hungover.
And there are no showers here.
Instead I read some of my book and relax. Also, I don't eat breakfast until I get in so I'd be ravenous.
I only take them when a tube journey would be ridiculously involved by comparison, or when I am travelling with people who have a pathalogical hatred of tubes because I am a compromiser.
mail order, i bought a tube to send it at rymans but left it at work.
probably the nicest thing about working in camden is that it's (somewhat) affordable to live within walking distance. or was :(
Distance: 2.9 miles / 4.6 km
43 mins fast
57 mins medium
86 mins slow
So I could do it in about 35 mins, given how slow their 'fast' is.
Main problem with my walk into work is it would be just straight down Mile End Road and Whitechapel road. That is one GRIM fucking road to have to walk down.
faster than fast speed
they're pretty good are bikes.
who'd parked up to collect somebody, and then trundle off straight through a red light
I don't mind the idea of getting bike except I can barely ride one and then I'd lose the chance of reading my book. I'd also not be able to listen to music or drink after work. In fact a bike is actually a fail on every level that includes being social.
but yeah, don't get a bike.
There are no showers at work and nowhere to keep a bike. What part of that doesn't make you realise what a non-plan it is?
don't get a bike.
don't get a bike.
don't get a bike.
don't get a bike.
i said: don't get a bike.
you blind shit.
Don't call me a blind shit.
and still cycle home.
i'm pretty fat and unfit but i cycled a couple of miles the other day and i felt alright and my clothes were pretty dry.
If I was to walk it I'd end up quite hot. I walk fast. I'm guessing if I could cycle without killing myself in traffic I'd end up pretty sweaty because I HATE GOING SLOW.
that isn't the 29
At least I wouldn't need to be surrounded by the sort of people who take the 25. And it would be FAR more packed than the tubes are. They're rammed before they get anywhere near Mile End.
Get a bicycle instead.
I just spent six pounds for seven days unlimited travel on Finglands bus services!
and it costs £10 for a week. there's not really much difference value-wise between the megarider and the finglands equivalent.
as well as a longer journey time as the bus stops for a godd 4 mins at every stop to load/unload.
R Bullocks all the way if you're an Oxford roader
i think you win
i feel like a mug when i walk to work so i drive. bad carbon, bad!
but i get to pay it off over 10 months through work. It's a pretty good deal really.
I can't be trusted :(
it's pretty good though, they just take £96.80 off my pay cheque at the start of each month, then i get 2 free months of travel. And getting it now means a free month anyway (compared to next years prices). Just need to transfer my oyster money from one card to another now (I assume this is possible, I had to get a new card when I applied for this thing through work. Otherwise I'll just sell it to my dad. With 'Vintage London' mark up)
I received this message just now:
"Good morning folks, you new Season Tickets are available for collection from the Cashiers Office."
I'll let them off for the various grammar problems
It costs well over a grand due to travelling from Borehamwood (thank God it's in zone 6), but you can pay back so much a month which will prove to be a lifesaver.
that I can do this too so my bus pass will cost less than I've been paying, despite costs going up. Hurrah!
i was going to get a travelcard loan but i don't know what i'll need :(
What about getting the 1-2 zone one and then paying the excess yourself if you end up in zone 3? The difference is probably only a £100ish...
(well, for this year anyway. It’s a bit complicated, but it’s due to the fact that I’m still officially employed by the Newcastle office)
Very thanks. :-|
i was on the tube for the first time the other week. I dont get why people dislike it. It seemed pretty efficient. i did only go two stops though
especially as that includes trains and buses too.
It is different at rush hour though, from 8.15-9am is pretty horrid. But then all the alternative public/road transport options are too. But this is the same in every other big city with a metro that I've been in (if not worse in some places)
(sorry Z, but it was pertinent)
You need a control for your experiment. I suggest you come back and use the tube sometime in the 2nd half of July, just before school lets out for the summer. Half 8, on the westbound central line platform at Liverpool should suffice.
Wrong. I like it when people pay their invoices promptly. Like, the next day.
Last year: £1300