And all it takes is three clicks and the typing of your name in my petition at change.org.
Since moving out of Exeter, I’ve come to embrace my commute. I wake each morning this time of year to the sound of the Raven cronking from one to the other from the street’s rooftops. I have a regularly misty ride through the relatively quiet terraced streets of Taunton to the train station. So far, so good. It was a wonderful surprise to learn that the 26 minute train ride across the levels of Somerset would actually be a very welcome addition to my daily routine. There are more spectacular routes locally, such as the line between Exeter to Plymouth that takes you right next to the sea. Windy days are accompanied by sea spray against the carriage windows. It’s wonderful. Taunton to Exeter is a little less exciting however it suits me perfectly. The vibrations of the carriage and the parallel conversations of fellow passengers is enough white noise to get me into work mood so that I sit with my laptop and whizz through the last 24 hours of emails every time.
“Next Wednesday at 10.”
Arriving at Exeter St. David’s, with an empty inbox I jump on the minibus provided by the University to ferry staff to and from campus. The alternative is a 15 minute / 190 kcal hike (whichever comes first).
Exercise, nature, efficiency. All appears perfect, except there is one big problem with a relatively easy solution.
|Great to see so many bicycles on Taunton platform. However, such a full set means plenty more cyclists want to use them.|
|Please sign my petition at change.org|
Dear reader: you have the power to make Taunton Railway Station listen to our concerns. What we ask are extra racks (a simple piece of u-shaped metal bolted to the station) and in exchange we cut carbon emissions, increase journey comfort, and create revenue for GWR. Everyone wins! If you care, please sign. Thank you.
Here endeth the sermon.