The impact of COVID-19 on the number of people travelling to and from SE1 for work and pleasure each day has been laid bare by new graphs published by Transport for London showing passenger numbers at tube stations across the network.
Transport for London has launched a new online tool showing the numbers of passengers who have used Oyster cards or contactless payments at ticket barriers at tube stations across London.
Although passenger numbers have risen during July and August, the graphs show just how big the gulf is between pre-pandemic levels of activity and the current situation in central London.
In turn, this underlines the scale of the challenge facing local businesses and cultural venues.
The graphs show travel data between 13 July and 21 August this year, with TfL promising weekly updates.
Whilst passenger numbers at stations like Waterloo are still more than three-quarters down on pre-lockdown levels, at Elephant & Castle the station is seeing around a third of its normal volume of passengers.
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