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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 5:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Crawford View Post
That's a normal commute. One hour, each way, is pretty close to standard in large metropolitan centers.

I'm not talking about commuting from Frankfurt to Paris, but the portion of that line running in France has the fastest rail speeds in Europe. Reims to Paris is 40 minutes. Why, then, aren't there masses of supercommuters, given that Paris is expensive, NE France is cheap, and trains are fast and cheap?
Who knows?

Perhaps it's cultural. The French might not be as willing as Brits and Americans to commute 2 hours each day given their attitude toward work-life balance.
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