Monday sees biggest jump in UK transport use since pandemic began

Footfall in main rail stations up 12% compared with Friday, as workers and pupils return

The number of passengers using major public transport hubs jumped on Monday to the highest since the start of the pandemic as more pupils returned to school amid a government push for employees to return to workplaces.

More people entered the UK’s key rail hubs during the morning peak period than had done so at any time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, according to footfall figures from Network Rail, the infrastructure manager which runs the UK’s 20 busiest stations.

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