A commute of over two hours each way? Super | Liam Booth-Smith

A commute of over two hours each way? Super | Liam Booth-Smith
As workers are priced out of inner cities, a growing number are becoming ‘super-commuters’, gaining solitude, time to read, space to think – and a foot on the housing ladder

Commuting is the worst part of most people’s day. That was certainly the case for me when I was travelling 45 minutes, there and back, across London each day. On packed trains I would close my eyes and wish I was somewhere else. But then I swapped that for a four-and-a-half-hour round trip between Stafford and the capital, and I suddenly began to love my commute.

As someone who travels more than 90 miles to work I’m part of a rising phenomenon of super-commuters. The number of workers who commute daily for two hours or more has increased by a third in five years. As workers are priced out of inner cities, London in particular, those looking for the security of owning their home have had to look further afield.

Related: How I learned to love my long commute | Julian Borger

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Source: Guardian Transport

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