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Government must back UK train travel or risk long-term retreat to cars

By Stephen Joseph, Visiting Professor, Smart Mobility Research Unit, University of Hertfordshire
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There’s no doubt that the UK’s railways have been hit hard by the pandemic. Recent figures from the Office of Rail and Road show a huge drop in passenger numbers, from April 2020 to March 2021. Over that period numbers fell at some previously busy stations like London Waterloo, by 86%. While numbers at Stratford, in east London, (the UK’s busiest station) fell by 67%.

Passenger numbers did rise over the summer…The Conversation


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