UK records biggest jump in transport use since pandemic began

Rail station footfall up 12% on Monday compared with Friday, as workers and pupils return

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

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

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