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London’s Tube Has Busiest Morning Since Covid as Workers Return

Commuters travel on the Jubilee line of the London Underground.

Commuters travel on the Jubilee line of the London Underground.

Photographer: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

London’s underground rail system had its busiest morning since March 2020 as office workers returned to their desks and schools reopened. 

Some 831,000 people used the Tube network from 7-10 a.m. on Monday, an increase of 17% from the previous week, Transport for London said in an emailed statement. Bus traffic jumped 39%, with London’s schools returning after the summer holidays. Monday’s figures were compared with Tuesday, Aug. 31, because Aug. 30 was a public holiday.