New statistics suggest that there has been a significant rise in the number of commuters in the City of London, although the numbers are nowhere near back to pre-Covid-19 levels.
Financial newspaper City AM reports that as of last Friday, 17,852 passengers entered and exited Bank tube station, ten times more than the 1,800 who did so at the height of the pandemic.
That is, though, still barely more than a tenth of the numbers seen before the crisis.
At Liverpool Street meanwhile, numbers are now nearly a quarter of pre-pandemic levels, with 46,396 tap ins and outs recorded on Friday.
The report says that, although the figures are still a fraction of their pre-lockdown levels, the steady increase will “provide some confidence” for a government set on getting workers back to their offices.