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Work_from_homeLondoners keener to use public transport to travel to pubs and restaurants but they also think homeworking is here to stay

As the lockdown restrictions continue to ease, most recently with the re-opening of pubs and restaurants last weekend, there is still a rather muted response from people when they are asked if they plan to make more journeys by public transport to access these services. But Londoners seem more willing to do this than people elsewhere. This number may well rise as the weeks go on but one trend which is likely to continue long after the current pandemic has ended is the tendency for people to spend less time away from the office and more time working from home.
 
 
 
Watch our Director, Emma Gibson on BBC London News talking about the threat to the Oyster Zip card for young people.
 
 
Walking maps of London

TfL have produced two new maps to encourage walking across the city, particuarly if stations are busy or closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. One is a map of the London Underground with the times it would take to walk between each station. The other is a walking map of the West End to show the time it takes to travel between popular locations and the average number of steps.
 
 
Watchdog urges TfL to step up preparations at busy stations as pubs and restaurants start re-opening this weekend

London TravelWatch has called on TfL to step up preparations for dealing with crowding at busy stations after the latest travel during Covid-19 survey carried out with Transport Focus shows that 28 per cent of Londoners expect to make more journeys by public transport when pubs and restaurants re-open this weekend – almost double the nationwide figure.
 
 
Emma Gibson responds to Prime Minister's address

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech this morning, London TravelWatch Director, Emma Gibson said: ‘While the Prime Minister’s speech was short on detail it is encouraging to hear his commitment to a green recovery delivered at speed.  He described London as the ”capital of the world”, and with 70% of all train journeys starting, finishing or passing through London, it is crucial that London’s public transport is funded properly so that it benefits everyone outside as well as inside London. We also hope that vital projects like Crossrail 2 and Tube upgrades will receive the support they need to provide much-needed relief for the transport network in London and the wider South East.’
 
B.A.M.E_risksTransport matters: highlighting the risks for B.A.M.E. transport
users during the pandemic

In London TravelWatch's latest blog our Policy Officer Saphia Haffejee looks at the risks B.A.M.E. people face when using transport during the pandemic

Our key asks for transport as more people return to work in the capital

 

London TravelWatch has published 10 key asks for TfL, train companies and councils to make sure that public transport can cope with an increased number of passengers as more people start to return to work in London this week.

 


What can people expect if they are travelling on public transport in London this week?

Read a summary of the answers to our questions to TfL and train companies on safety and security concerns as more people get back to work this week.

Information for passengers seeking season ticket refunds during the Coronavirus crisis

Many passengers in and around London may have rail season tickets which they now cannot use. We’ve published a new webpage with key information passengers will need if they are making a season ticket refund request. We've also been calling for the Government and rail operators to make the refund process clearer and fairer for passengers.

Coronavirus travel information

You can find information about how National Rail operators and TfL are responding to the coronavirus on our dedicated news page.

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