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Commuters catch on Tube while Downing Street says the number of passengers has increased by 25% in a week

Commuters loaded this morning with Tube services in London after Downing Street claimed passenger numbers were up 25 percent from last week.

This morning’s photos show people riding metros on the Central Line during peak hours, in some cases unable to practice social distance.

While some Tube drivers wear face masks in accordance with government advice, images suggest that many commuters are still not wearing cover.

While Canning Town station looked busy today, the Victoria line was “ eerily ” quiet, as a commuter noted while taking to Twitter.

Meanwhile, Tube’s passenger numbers have increased by 25 percent this week compared to the previous one, said Boris Johnson official spokesperson.

However, the total number of passengers has fallen by 93 percent compared to last year.

It is as Sadiq Khan hinted that he “considered” making the use of face masks on tubes and buses mandatory from now on.

The Mayor of London has told people to avoid public transportation unless it is impossible to work from home and wear face covering.

The commuters were on the Central Line today on their way to the workplace

The commuters were on the Central Line today on their way to the workplace

Some commuters wore face masks while others did not follow government rules

Some commuters wore face masks while others did not follow government rules

Some commuters wore face masks while others did not follow government rules

The commuters were on the Central Line today on their way to the workplace

The commuters were on the Central Line today on their way to the workplace

The commuters were on the Central Line today on their way to the workplace

Angry commuters complained that they could not distance themselves

Angry commuters complained that they could not distance themselves

Angry commuters complained that they could not distance themselves

Transport for London (TfL) has insisted that during peak hours this week it performed an average of more than 75 percent of Tube services across the entire network.

However, this has been thrown out by the largest Tube union, which said its drivers believe only 50 percent of the services are performed.

He posted an image of an abandoned Tube carriage and tweeted: “My first adventure on the TfL Tube since the first week of March.

“There’s something very magically beautiful yet creepy traveling the Victoria Line #lockdownuk # Covid19UK this morning.”

Meanwhile, Downing Street said yesterday that London’s underground travel is up 25 percent from last week.

However, Boris Johnson’s official spokesperson claimed that tube usage had dropped 93 percent overall compared to a year ago.

Bus use was about 88 percent lower than last year, and rail passenger traffic was 95 percent lower than in 2019, the spokesperson added.

Not all lines were as busy as each other, with commuters practicing distance

Not all lines were as busy as each other, with commuters practicing distance

Not all lines were as busy as each other, with commuters practicing distance

People are told by Boris Johnson to return to the workplace only when it is essential

People are told by Boris Johnson to return to the workplace only when it is essential

People are told by Boris Johnson to return to the workplace only when it is essential

On the way back to work, commuters waited for a Central Line Tube service

On the way back to work, commuters waited for a Central Line Tube service

On the way back to work, commuters waited for a Central Line Tube service

Jamie Penfold: 'My first adventure on the TfL Tube since the first week of March. There's something very magically beautiful yet creepy traveling the Victoria Line this morning '

Jamie Penfold: 'My first adventure on the TfL Tube since the first week of March. There's something very magically beautiful yet creepy traveling the Victoria Line this morning '

Jamie Penfold: ‘My first adventure on the TfL Tube since the first week of March. There’s something very magically beautiful yet creepy traveling the Victoria Line this morning ‘

Tube operator data suggests commuter numbers have risen steadily this week, with a jump of 2,000 passengers on Wednesday from Tuesday.

Yesterday, TfL data showed that up to 100,000 travelers used the service to cross the network, while 99,485 trips were made on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, 97,581 journeys were made between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m.

However, the total number of passengers is lower than before the lockdown, as authorities tell people to work from home whenever possible and to commute only where necessary.

Sadiq Khan has told commuters to travel by public transport only if it is ‘essential’ and must wear face masks or coverings.

Yesterday, the Mayor of London hinted that he was considering making face masks mandatory in accordance with government instructions.

Mr Khan said he hopes to convince the government to change its position on the issue, but he has the option to “make it mandatory only in the capital.”

Some commuters wore face masks while others did not follow government rules

Some commuters wore face masks while others did not follow government rules

Some commuters wore face masks while others did not follow government rules

People are told by Boris Johnson to return to the workplace only when it is essential

People are told by Boris Johnson to return to the workplace only when it is essential

People are told by Boris Johnson to return to the workplace only when it is essential

He told London Meeting next week, he will consider whether he should make wearing face masks compulsory on public transport in the capital.

The Mayor of London will lobby the government to “reach a sensible compromise,” noting that some train services in London are not under his control.

Mr Khan added: “I leave the option open, namely to make it compulsory only in London. But I hope we can persuade the government to do the right thing. ‘

Existing guidance from TfL goes no further than advising passengers to wear face cover, which is in line with national policy.

Transport for London (TfL) has advised commuters to travel to work only when it is essential

Transport for London (TfL) has advised commuters to travel to work only when it is essential

Transport for London (TfL) has advised commuters to travel to work only when it is essential

In a move that will push even more passengers into the stuffy public transport system, the congestion charge in London was reintroduced on Monday – two weeks early.

The daily charge of £ 11.50 for people driving into the city center was suspended on March 23 and will increase to £ 15 from next month.

It comes after Mr. Khan opened an investigation into the deaths of 33 TfL employees – including 29 bus drivers – associated with coronavirus.

TfL will partner with University College London to “better understand the pattern of coronavirus infections and deaths among bus workers in London.”

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