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Newham residents face some of London’s longest commutes

PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 September 2015

The study, commissioned by the Post Office, shows Newham residents have some of the longest commutes in London. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The study, commissioned by the Post Office, shows Newham residents have some of the longest commutes in London. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The borough’s residents face some of the longest commutes in the capital, a recent study has shown.

A survey commissioned by Royal Mail shows that East Ham residents take on the third longest journey to work in London, with a distance of 8.2 miles each way.

Meanwhile Manor Park and Forest Gate residents also make it into the top ten, respectively having an average journey of 8 and 7.7 miles.

The findings, published on Tuesday, come at the same time as a second study by Get Living London, managers of East Village, which reveals London workers will spend one year and 136 days commuting a staggering 203,040 miles in their lifetime.

Their survey of 2,000 adults shows that 43 per cent of those asked choose to drive to work. Over a third of Londoners prefer to walk, followed by 32 per cent who hop on the tube and 31 per cent who ride the train.

Buses are also popular, with 28 per cent of people using this method of transport, whilst cycling and running are less so with only eight and four per cent. Just one per cent said horse or canoe was their preferred mode of travel.


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