Total commuter journeys fell to just 45 per cent of pre-pandemic levels, and only 41 per cent into London, according to analysis by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS).
But five-day-a-week, peak-hour commuting has taken the hardest hit – with levels down by 85 per cent compared to pre-Covid levels, the think-tank said. The data is based on Office of Rail and Road figures published in March covering the last quarter of 2021.
The CPS warned that unless the railways can adapt to the new travelling environment, there was a risk of a spiral of ‘decline’.
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Date Added: Tuesday 17th May 2022