As rail passengers on Southern lines face travel chaos due to strikes completely shutting down operations, transport app Moovit has announced that Brits face the longest commute than any other European nation.
The research used data collected from the Moovit app, which is used by 2.5 million people in the UK, and found that the average daily commute for two-fifths of workers in the West Midlands is two hours or more. That’s 25-32 minutes longer than the average travel time in Madrid, Berlin and Paris.
In fact, at 38% it’s the highest proportion of workers travelling two hours or more in any of the 34 international cities considered in the research.
While Londoners face an average journey of 8.9 kilometres, the average time that takes is 84 minutes – compared to a commute time of 94 minutes in Birmingham for only 6.6 kilometres thanks to wait times of 17 minutes or more for trains (it’s only 13 minutes in London).
Brits say their daily commute is made all the longer by heavy traffic, delayed train journeys and unreliable bus services.
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