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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Commuter

The word commuter was first used in United States in 1865 during the early days of rail travel when reduced or 'commuted' fares were available for those travelling into the cities for work.


Britain’s first express commuter train made its debut run between London and Brighton in 1841. It took 105 minutes to complete the 59-mile journey.

Crosswords were so popular among U.S. commuters in the 1920s that the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad provided dictionaries for passengers.

Statistics from 2012 says the commute time for for the average American worker is just under 26 minutes.


The average Los Angeles commuter wastes 64 hours and $1,334 in gas sitting in traffic.

9 people died every day in 2015 while commuting in local trains of Mumbai, India.



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