or…more reasons to consider other transport options?
(and, no I don’t mean use the car) SE
- TOM POWELL
- 15 minutes ago
The journey to work is the worst thing about life for almost half of London commuters, a survey revealed today.
The poll showed 44 per cent of London’s commuters felt their trip to and from work was an area in their life they were most unhappy with.
The research, commissioned by bitesize reading app Joosr, found lack of quality time with family topped the list of things they miss out on, at 30 per cent.
In fact, a third are unsatisfied with their work-life balance and a fifth are actively looking for a job which wouldn’t involve a commute.
More than half of commuters don’t have time to read, while 23 per cent say they can’t fit hobbies into their busy schedules or find time to learn a new skill.
The research reveals the extent factors such as overcrowding, and heavily delayed and cancelled public transport services takes their toll on the personal lives of the capital’s workers.
It comes days after Sadiq Khan branded Southern Rail an “embarrassment to our city” amid mass protests at Victoria Station over cuts in commuter services.
Founder and CEO of Joosr, Dr Darren Boyd-Annells said: “While commuting gives people the chance to pursue a fulfilling career and enjoy lower house prices and good schools outside the major cities, it’s clear that a significant number feel the sacrifice is too great.
“There is a real polarisation between those that resent their commute and see it as wasted time and those that use the time to enhance their lives or progress their career.”