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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 14:06
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Quite how the 0.22p per mile is arrived at would be interesting to learn. There's always that inconvenient word "variables " to take into consideration....
Broadly agree with the mathematics and with G-CPTN's verification.

The season ticket is 10,567 per annum.

Track miles (rail version thereof) from Birmingham New Street to London Euston is 112 miles (source). The maximum number of working days* per year is 232 (source).

The total miles travelled per year thus 51,968. (232 x (112 x 2)).

Thus cost per year 20.33p/mile assuming all days worked and season ticket not used for any other purpose.

Now that one person has made the claim and two people have verified it, care to answer the question as to why you were so skeptical about the figures in the first place?

Last edited by Charley; 3rd Jan 2018 at 14:08. Reason: * - for a normal, 5-day per week employed position
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