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DfT explains how trip data is collected for Covid-19 updates

01 May 2020
A deserted London Victoria: Network Rail has sensors at 17 of its stations to monitor pedestrian volumes
A deserted London Victoria: Network Rail has sensors at 17 of its stations to monitor pedestrian volumes

 

The DfT has explained how it compiles the data on travel demand that are presented at the daily Government press conferences on Covid-19.

The charts have documented the plummeting levels of road, rail, bus and Tube travel as a result of the pandemic and subsequent restrictions on travel and businesses imposed by the Government.  

The DfT supplies data for the charts to the Cabinet Office “as near to real-time as possible”.  

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