Just a word of advice before you rent anywhere check your depot notice board if its like any of the many messrooms ive been in it will have someone renting a flat or a room for other railwaymen/women etcThanks mate, that should be a big help. Just looking fit anywhere in the Cambridge area in general.
Thank you for your reply reapz. I am new to the company and not had a chance to look at the notice boards for my depot, this is my first driving job and everything is new to me.Just a word of advice before you rent anywhere check your depot notice board if its like any of the many messrooms ive been in it will have someone renting a flat or a room for other railwaymen/women etc
Hey I'm a Cambridge driver and am off out house hunting today so can give ya up to date advice later on... We're u one of the guys who had an interview last Tuesday? Ur looking at 700+for 1 bed 850+ for 2 bed place. Found somewhere I like which is 2 double bedrooms, large kitchen, dining room, lounge, en suite & family bathroom, garage and drive for 900 per month. Is 3 miles out in Milton but an easy bike ride. Message me with if u need any adviceHey everyone, does anyone know of any properties to rent in the Cambridge area, available around July time? Many thanks in advance for your help.
I can see your point about living away from the hussle of Cambridge but from experience it's more of a pain living further out than it is just biking to work and avoiding traffic all together. As for GA and distance from depot, they are getting tougher on that with new starters. A popular place for Cambridge drivers is Ely - good rail link and plenty of people to car share with on early starts/late finishes. Swings and roundabouts reallyGA don't have a policy for distance or time to home depot, so you can live wherever you like. The trick is being able to reach the depot for all those early starts and late finishes, so you will need to be independently mobile for the distance that you need to travel without having to rely on public transport.
Cambridge itself is a pain. Property is expensive and the roads are appalling. But if you live somewhere else the property will be cheaper (or rather your money will go further) but you'll have to travel into work. Swings and roundabouts, as they say. Do you want a hovel near work or have to slog through Cambridge traffic from somewhere out of town? What transport do you have access to (car/bicycle/moped/"shanks's pony", etc)?
There are plenty of online resources for house-hunting, so you shouldn't need any assistance from us. Sharing a house is a good idea, but it isn't always cheaper than a place of your own or compatible with shift work. Lots of Cambridge drivers live out of town in places like Ely, Royston, March, Kings Lynn and even further afield, so don't be afraid to cast the net far and wide. It all depends on your travel and personal arrangements.
O L Leigh