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Old September 28th, 2004, 06:50 AM   #1
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Question How do you get to work?

What mode/s of transport do you use to get to work/uni/school and why?
If you don't use PT what would it take to get you to use it?

For me, I use my car, which makes me feel guilty. I only use my car because I work in Sales and am on the road quite alot. This is even worse for me because my boss is also my partner and we both need our cars for work so we cant even share the driving, which would make life much easier with a T2 half the way.

For me to use PT I would need to get a different job that kept me in the one place all day, preferably in the city or the northwestern suburbs so I would only need to get one bus to work.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 07:48 AM   #2
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Car,because I live in a small regional town with **** all public transport........
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Old September 28th, 2004, 08:06 AM   #3
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To get to school i use...

Tram (its right outside my door) so i catch that to the train station, get the train into richmond, then the bus along Punt Rd/Hoddle street (traffic=hell) and then walk a bit from the bus to school, Takes me about 45mins

5 mins on tram
12-20 mins on train (depends if its an express or not)
15+ mins on bus, because they never ocme when there ment to, and the traffic is hell, so there always late or in twos. my saying for the 246 bus
"they say one every ten mins, but it's acctually two every twenty"
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Old September 28th, 2004, 08:19 AM   #4
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I dont use public transport, I drive City link along Monash, Domain Tunnel and then Bolte Bridge getting off at Racecourse Road in North Melbourne near the town Hall.

To use transport I would need a more direct route. I live in East Hawthorn and before the car used to Tram to Camberwell Station, Train to Melbourne Central and then Tram to North Melbourne, all which would take just under an hour, where as the car on average takes around 25min max! I would go back to PT if it was easier and there were less drunks and homeless people on the 57 tram in North Melbourne, its a joke how anyone can consider catching that tram everyday as its a disgrace, its like travelling in a moving homeless shelter, with junkies waiting for their next methadone hit.

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Old September 28th, 2004, 08:26 AM   #5
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These days I walk; I used to catch the train, & before that, the tram. I've always endeavoured to live near major public transportation hubs (Clifton Hill, Camberwell, Footscray) so there's plenty of trains.

From a transport point of view, the worst I ever did was three years near the Tullamarine Freeway: it was quite a walk to the Mt Alexander Rd. tram, and an even longer walk to Ascot Vale Station.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 08:50 AM   #6
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well there are no trains or decent transport where i am in newport
But when working in city catch the bus
I also work down the road and that i can walk too
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Old September 28th, 2004, 09:32 AM   #7
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I walk and then catch a ferry to uni. Mostly I catch a train to/from work, but sometimes that doesn't work out (late nights etc).
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Old September 28th, 2004, 10:13 AM   #8
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I have a car but choose to take a train to commute.
It's more expensive than the cost of petrol, but I wanna support PT.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 10:35 AM   #9
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I catch a bus to school and ride a bike to work
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Old September 28th, 2004, 10:51 AM   #10
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I walk from my home in Shepherds Bush to my work in Hammersmith, takes about 20 minutes.

I'd hate to have to commute accross London, the tubes and busses are mad during the peak hours.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 10:52 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Drunkill
my saying for the 246 bus
"they say one every ten mins, but it's acctually two every twenty"
lol
I ride a bike to uni most days but if I need text books I take a bus and the exact same thing happens quite often. Two buses come one after the other & the first one is packed cause it's picking everyone up while the second one only has like 2 people on it. Sometimes the driver of the first suggests I wait 30 seconds for the second so the first isn't packed like sardines.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 11:05 AM   #12
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Working for the rail gives you free rail transport. I work directly above Central Station in the center of Brisbane. I'm mildly environmentally minded.

I'll give you another hint: I can't stand buses, and its too far to walk.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 12:41 PM   #14
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well at the moment im driving, only cause theres a few changes happening at work and im doing crazy ass 14hour days starting at 4am.

Then again most days i drive, its only 10mins away driving, 30mins when i decide to ride cause i live in a hilly area.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 01:13 PM   #15
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I started up a parallel thread to take a poll here: it's at http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...29#post2306329
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Old September 29th, 2004, 12:22 AM   #16
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Thanks Yardmaster!!
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Old September 29th, 2004, 01:06 AM   #17
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if you start a thread and post it but wanted it to include a poll, you have to start again. just tell me to delete it and redo the thread with poll option!
I drive our 2nd car to train station (6km) and then catch Sydney flyer to Town hall (1hour train trip). The train trip has to be one of best in Sydney!!
from picturesque woy woy , thru the gorgeous Hawkesbury River Berowra area,





then chatswood, St leonards , North Sydney




and over Harbour Bridge to CBD!!



brilliant!
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Old September 29th, 2004, 02:23 AM   #18
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Train it to work, train it to uni.

I either get driven to the train station in the morning (a few minutes drive, but 20mins if I walked) or drive myself to the station and park it, if nobody else needs the cars.

In the evening I catch the train back and either walk home, call for a lift, or drive the car home if I left it at the station that day.

I only really drive anywhere else on the weekends, but if I'm gonna be drinking then I get where I'm going via PT.
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Old September 29th, 2004, 02:33 AM   #19
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I catch a single bus from an inner northern suburb to another inner northern suburb of Sydney. The bus comes roughly every 12 minutes on average, but I know when they come so I rarely wait more than 5 minues and the trip takes about 8-10 minutes. It's a 15 minute trip door to door, typically. Sometimes I walk home from work which takes about 30 minutes at a brisk pace but there's a section over the Warringah freeway I really hate walking over so I don't do that too often.
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Old September 29th, 2004, 03:08 AM   #20
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Train to the CBD and car to Toorak, but I think I might be taking the tram to Toorak if petrol prices keep going up and up!
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