Skip to content

UK Road Traffic Surges as Nationwide Train Strike Begins

Bloomberg business news
UK Rail Strikes Begin as Workers Reject Late Offer

Road traffic was heavier than normal Tuesday morning in several of the UK’s biggest cities as train services were halted by the biggest nationwide strike in three decades.

The congestion level on London roads at 8 a.m. was 98%, according to TomTom NV, meaning that a 1-hour journey on empty roads is taking almost 2 hours. That’s up from Monday’s reading of 70% at the same time and is also significantly higher than than the 2019 average of 67% for an equivalent journey on Tuesday mornings.