London’s buses are due to see an increase in capacity from 30 to 60 next week as lockdown measures are further eased.
Over on the rail network, Southeastern services will return such as services on the Woolwich line running via Lewisham to Charing Cross. Some stations have seen a severe reduction to just two trains per hour instead of six.
Buses are supposed to have a 30 limit on double deckers though in reality many passengers and drivers appear to ignore the rule. Rear-facing seats in bays will continue to see coverings to prevent usage.
Then again if they are enforced, there’s the risk that people would drive instead where possible due to the uncertainty of boarding, and traffic levels are now extremely high across much of London.
One change going against the norm is a reduction on Bakerloo Line services from this Sunday. TfL state: “Services between Queen’s Park and Elephant & Castle will be reduced from 19 trains per hour to 16 trains per hour outside of peak time on weekdays and in the evenings.”