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Covid alters UK transport plans

Joanne Parkinson

8th May 2021

Covid 19 has led to changes in working habits and home working which has caused a decline in traffic across the UK. Future rail and road improvements worth billions of pounds are now under review as a result.

Researchers from the BBC suggest that forty-three of the UK's biggest employers won't be bringing their employers back onto the premises full time; with many staff continuing to work from home full time or splitting time between home and the office. Obviously, this shift away from office based working will reduce the demand on the rail network and will ease congestion on roads. Future plans to develop infrastructure are now likely to change.

There has been a considerable decrease in traffic on many major routes, even as lockdowns have ended; so many roads which once would have seen traffic congestion are much emptier.

Many key projects are likely to be axed as their issues were created as a result of commuter transport and this has now reduced. Despite many saying that after the pandemic is over that traffic will increase again, there are many businesses who have made their adaptations to working location permanent.

For more information on how the transport improvements may change, check out the following article:

Road and rail building plans under review after Covid - BBC News




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