Monday 23 October 2017

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

Rachel Last
Rachel Last

Clodagh Sheehy

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.

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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