I recently moved into an apartment close to the city. It’s great to be amongst the action, but one thing I’d been looking forward to hasn’t quite lived up to my expectation. I’m now only three train stops from the city but the condensed trip has not been at all enjoyable. I’m required to pay the full fare for a mere seven minute ride, I have to stand uncomfortably in the crowded aisle, and I’m squashed against the door every time a passenger exits the carriage. I miss the half-hour journey I used to spend comfortably reading a book.