PRE-PANDEMIC TRAFFIC LEVELS STARTING TO RETURN
Posted on 14th August 2020 at 12:48
The number of vehicles now being seen on UK roads is on a par with what would be expected at this time of year, new data suggests. However the figures also show that trains, tubes and buses are only carrying a fraction of the passengers typically seen, as people continue to work from home and avoid public transport.
On Monday this week national trains were carrying just 25% of the passengers they would have expected. London underground performed marginally better at 28%, while London buses were carrying 53% of their normal passenger numbers. National bus usage is worse still, with data showing it stood at around 39% of where it would usually be at this time of year.
The use of LCV’s and HGV’s however were both running at the full expected capacity for this time of year, with car traffic just below the expected amount at 90%.
It is estimated that drivers are planning on making some 45 million daytrips in August. Half of the drivers questioned will be packing up the car for a day at the seaside, tourist spot or attraction before the end of the month.
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