Research - Commuting

View our research articles on commuiting and the relevance of London's transport system on house prices.

CBRE has crunched the numbers for 150 London commuter hotspots and produced a map of everything you need to know if you are considering leaving the capital.

Properties near tube stations have the best price growth, according to new research by property advisory company CBRE.

CBRE has found that house price growth is higher than average for properties within 5-7 minutes' walk of a tube station. See how each line has performed and how this could affect your property.



Public Transport Accessibility Level (PTAL) score is a measure of public transport services across different areas of London; the higher the score, the better the access to public transport. Ongoing capacity and frequency improvements such as, the introduction of Crossrail, will greatly benefit...

Mark Collins, CBRE Residential Chairman and Chairman of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (LCCI) Property and Construction Committee, shares his views on Crossrail, after a sneak preview of progress.

Crossrail is currently the largest infrastructure project in Europe and will have a huge impact on London. From improving journey times, to easing congestion, Crossrail will provide easier and quicker transport options across the capital. How will this affect the property industry? Stay up to date...

Crossrail is currently Europe’s largest infrastructure project and its impact on London will be huge, cutting journey times into central London by an average of 15 minutes. What does this mean for property?

With prices in the capital forever soaring, commuter towns remain popular with families looking for space, proximity and value for money. But when you take into account the extra travel time and costs involved, you have to ask: is the move out of the city really worth it and, if so, what are the...

Outer London is starting to experience a resurgence in popularity as more people head to Zone 5 for cheaper homes with reasonable commutes. 

Zone 4 - It’s basically like living in the country isn’t it? A long old commute to work, but without the benefit of the actual countryside?  Well would it surprise you to know that the average travel time into the centre of town from Zone 4 was 33 minutes?  

The property market in outer London has heated up over the last year, with average growth of 16% in 2014, according to our recent Borough by Borough report. Despite these increases, you will find many areas around the 93 tube stations in Zone 3 still have a relatively affordable housing market. 

Zone two is starting to spark interest as buyers realise the potential for growth, but which Zone 2 underground stations will give you the best bang for your buck?

Crossrail is Europe’s largest infrastructure project and its impact on London will be far reaching. It will open up new parts of London, cut journey times by up to 40 minutes, trigger wider investment and increase capacity on the capital’s transport network by 10%.