Back to work: ‘capacity of transport network will be down by 90%’

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Back to work: ‘capacity of transport network will be down by 90%’




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Transport secretary announces £2bn package to get UK walking and cycling instead

The enormity of the challenge of getting the UK back to work was laid bare on Saturday, as the government acknowledged that the capacity of Britain’s transport network will be reduced by 90%.

The transport minister, Grant Shapps, said at the daily Downing Street press briefing that even if a full public transport service is restored, the government’s two-metre physical distancing rule will mean 10% of the usual number of passengers will be able to travel.

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