With lockdown ending and kids going back to school there is a sense that things are back to normal across most of the UK.
But Sky News analysis of data from the Department for Transport has found that usage on most forms of travel is still below pre-pandemic levels.
In the first week of September, travel on National Rail services and the London Underground was only around 55% of pre-COVID norms.
Meanwhile, there were around two-thirds the number of bus journeys as in the pre-pandemic reference period.
Travel by car is the only mode that has almost returned to normal – but data from TomTom shows that there is still less traffic in cities than before the pandemic.
At the start of September, congestion was between 9% and 25% lower than the 2019 average across the six largest UK cities.
Is it business as usual?
These trends suggest that companies are still not operating in the same way as they were pre-pandemic.
Data from the Centre for Cities shows that city workers are still mostly working from home. Even in the busiest city in the analysis, Brighton, activity is still…