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Thursday 31 July 2014

Rachel must take car, bus and bike to get to her work

Clodagh Sheehy

Published 06/06/2014|10:42

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Rachel Last

Rachel Last spends up to four hours on the road every day commuting from her home in Mornington in Co Louth to her job in Dublin city centre.

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She uses a combination of her own car, public transport, walking and city bikes for maximum speed.

Rachel works for a software company on Harcourt Street.

“I leave home at 7am to get to work at 9am and if I leave any later than that I’m late for work. Ten minutes makes all the difference,” she said.

“I drive from Mornington to Coolock to drop my eight-year-old son Dylan to my mam’s.

“I park in the village where kids get off the bus for school because it means I have a better chance of getting on.

“Otherwise the bus could be full up and it will drive by. “

It takes Rachel about 45 minutes on the bus to get to work if she catches a bus which passes by her office door.

“Sometimes it’s quicker to get a bus to Connolly Station and walk up to Harcourt Street, which takes about twenty minutes, or get a city bike which only takes about 10 minutes.”

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