Car and tube use up after “freedom day”

New figures from the Department for Transport show car use and London Underground passenger numbers have reached a new level after the latest easing in coronavirus rules.

The Press Association has analysed figures showing the number of cars on Britain’s roads was at 96% of pre-pandemic levels on Monday, which has only been matched on that day of the week during the coronavirus crisis on 1 June.

It adds that passenger numbers on the London Underground reached 47% of pre-virus levels on Monday, beating the previous pandemic high for a Monday of 44% set on 1 June.

PA adds that bus use in Britain excluding London was at 57% of pre-pandemic levels on Monday, while the latest data for mainline rail services across Britain shows it was at 56%.

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