From the Southern Travellers Handbook for 1965/66 #1
Commuting is disagreeable. Wasteful of time, money and energy - but also, it seems, an inevitable consequence of material prosperity.
Indeed, the more prosperous we become, the worse it gets. There are more cars on the roads, more people working shorter hours - and better able to afford the advantage of living well out of London - and even more crowding into the trains.
Possibly the ban on office building in central London will help; it is even possible, though unlikely, that office hours will be staggered one day.
By Ian Waller.