Official Statistics

Transport use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

To monitor the use of the transport system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. DfT provides statistics on transport use by mode.


Transport use by mode: Great Britain, since 1 March 2020

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These statistics on transport use are published weekly.

For each day, the Department for Transport produces statistics on:

  1. road traffic in Great Britain
  2. rail passenger journeys in Great Britain
  3. Transport for London (TfL) tube and bus routes
  4. bus travel in Great Britain (excluding London)
  5. cycling in England

The full time series for these statistics, starting 1 March 2020, is usually published here every Wednesday at 9.30am. We have recently changed to publish at 9.30am on Wednesdays reflecting process improvements to get the data out earlier than the previous 2pm Wednesday time.

The associated methodology note sets out information on the data sources and methodology used to generate these headline measures.

For the charts previously published alongside daily coronavirus press conferences, please see the slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conferences.

Published 3 June 2020
Last updated 14 April 2021 + show all updates
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