As more and more commute into London every year, stations within an hour of our capital are becoming ever-busier and finding that all-important seat seems to be a pipedream. So where are the best stations to commute? We have taken a look at the latest estimates from the Office Of Rail And Road and found some interesting findings, are you lucky enough to commute from one of these stations?
When choosing where to buy your next property, knowing you will have a pleasant commute can make all the difference
Spokesperson for Home Services Marketplace Plentific.com, Stephen Jury, commented: ‘Commuting trains are growing more crowded and expensive as people are pushed out of London. We’ve found a handful of stations which offer both a seat and a relaxing journey. When choosing where to buy your next property, knowing you will have a pleasant commute can make all the difference’.
Thanks to the opening of the new Bicester Village station, commuters can choose between two local stations which both reach London Marylebone within an hour. From these stations you can easily bag yourself a comfy seat with wifi and reach the capital by 9am.
With the introduction of Oxford Parkway station last year, over quarter of a million commuters started using this alternative route, and next week Chiltern Railways will start running a service from London Marylebone twice an hour to Oxford's main station. This will reduce the reliance on the current service from Paddington. Whilst we may not see a reduction in numbers, getting a seat will certainly be easier!
Cheddington shows only 78,208 entries and exits in 2016. Being within 42 minutes of Euston, this undiscovered commuter village is bound to attract attention over the coming years, with commuters bagging themselves a seat before the busier next stations at Tring (which has seen an increase of 24,954) or Hemel Hempstead (increased by 48,024).
Kingston is known to be a generally busy Surrey station, however entries and exits in this station have dropped by more than half a million this year when compared to last. Being on the outskirts of Richmond Park, this area features a greener atmosphere whilst still offering a direct line into Waterloo in less than 35 minutes.
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