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post Nov 2 2017, 10:02 AM
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Reading the rate of you thread, I've realised that quite a few people don't have cars so I was wondering how you get about if you need to be places?

I don't drive either but living in a city now means there are good bus links and there's the Metro too so I can get all the places I need to really plus everything in the city centre is within walking distance. Living at home, I live in a tiny village with really rubbish bus links so my Dad pretty much used to take me everywhere which was nice of him :')
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post Nov 2 2017, 10:15 AM
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The Metrolink is my saviour, so reliable and I hardly ever pay because they never check for tickets :')

Only thing is that it gets so uncomfortably rammed lately.
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post Nov 2 2017, 10:38 AM
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with my legs

(also the tube and some bus use, woo-hoo free staff travel)
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post Nov 2 2017, 11:01 AM
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I have a car. Before that, when I lived in a city, it was walking or train.
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post Nov 2 2017, 11:31 AM
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In Belgium we use bikes
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post Nov 2 2017, 12:04 PM
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post Nov 2 2017, 12:24 PM
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I have to get an uber to and from work because I'd have to get 2 buses or walk for 35 minutes to get to a met stop.

It costs me like £12 per day but it's still cheaper than getting a car.
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post Nov 2 2017, 01:25 PM
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For work, I have to use a car as the hours don't fit conveniently into public transport for me. On my days off when I have no pressure to be anywhere, I use public transport.
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post Nov 2 2017, 01:37 PM
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Bus down the hill, bus up the hill. Although whenever I have a late start I walk down.
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post Nov 2 2017, 02:22 PM
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QUOTE(kye @ Nov 2 2017, 12:24 PM) *
I have to get an uber to and from work because I'd have to get 2 buses or walk for 35 minutes to get to a met stop.

It costs me like £12 per day but it's still cheaper than getting a car.



You better hope they win win their appeal then! A black cab would cost you double if not more.
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post Nov 2 2017, 03:46 PM
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I've never had a car/license. I've been lucky to live in mostly major cities so public transit (buses and trains), taxis and Uber for me!
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post Nov 2 2017, 03:52 PM
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We have a car but wife mostly uses for going to work. I rarely go very far but use the bus if I do. Two years this coming January and I'll get my OAP Freedom Pass for free London travel. Newham still issue them at 60.
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post Nov 2 2017, 05:13 PM
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bus mostly, it's like a 45 minute walk so I do that when the weather's nice but there's a freakishly good bus service around me so I can just hop on a bus and get there in like 10 minutes. also ever since I complained about having no WiFi on my local buses on buzzjack about 6 months ago they've started to put WiFi in all their buses in my town unsure.gif

(national express buses must have a secret BJ account or smthn

EDIT - aside from work I use trains to get into brum etc. also the tram line in brum is really convenient from getting from one shop to another: they've literally NEVER checked tickets so I just hop on there for free lol #playingthesystem
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post Nov 2 2017, 05:16 PM
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Bikes + trains.
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post Nov 2 2017, 05:17 PM
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I have to take the bus to and from work (about a 20 minute journey) which is rather annoying but hey, I'm too nervous about becoming a driver magic.gif So far I've missed it about five times and have had to take a taxi :') That gets kinda expensive cos the journey is to a different town so kind of a long-ish way!

Let's say if I'm going up to Dublin (about a 1 hr journey), I'll make the choice of either a bus or train, depends on the times really. I enjoy walking though, so I try to do that as much as possible. If I could, I'd walk everywhere. Early morning walks (I'm talking 6 a.m., if I've woken up early and can't sleep) are among my favourite things wub.gif
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post Nov 2 2017, 06:33 PM
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Car, 99.5% of the time. I take public transport VERY infrequently, usually if I'm going away for a few days and if parking is going to be super expensive or impractical. I drive for work as well, which kind of means I'm on the road most of the day/week. I did about 34,000 miles last year, oops.
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post Nov 2 2017, 06:46 PM
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QUOTE(mdhapedVop @ Nov 2 2017, 05:13 PM) *
national express buses must have a secret BJ account or smthn

probably the many Vops x
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post Nov 2 2017, 06:59 PM
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I have a car but I don’t use it that much. It is convenient for shopping and getting home to my parents though. I live across the road from a Metrolink stop so I commute on that. It’s super convenient and a really good system. It’s got it’s flaws and I don’t understand why they’re allergic to running doubles through the Quays but it’s a great and quick way to get about the city.

Unlike Jack, I pay tongue.gif although I actually can’t remember the last time they checked my ticket. Probably July or August. They always check at Pomona so I can’t get away with it as it’s the first stop on our branch drama.gif


At my mum and dads a car is essential. Scotrail is infrequent and overpriced and the busses are f***ing atrocious
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post Nov 2 2017, 09:35 PM
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Buses - Leeds has the worst transport system that I have ever experienced and there is no metro/rail alternative to get to/from the city centre from where I live.
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post Nov 2 2017, 09:38 PM
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I walk to and from work, takes me about 35 minutes each way, could get the bus but I'd rather avoid schoolkids outside of school :') plus it's good exercise and I don't get much otherwise lol.

Outside of work, it depends very much on where I'm going. If it's with my parents, they'll drive no problem, but if not, I may be able to get a lift from them (e.g. for a concert, I'll ask nicely for a lift to the train station heehee.gif), or I'll just walk if it's not too far. I don't really like buses anyway so I avoid as much as I can.
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