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Commuters have today been seen packing onto busy Tubes, while London morning rush hour is on the up, on the first Monday morning since new lockdown measures were announced.

Workers in the capital were seen squeezing themselves onto rammed Jubilee Line carriages this morning, as people continued to head in despite the Government's latest call to work from home. 

Angry commuters also took to social media to complain about the lack of social distancing on Tubes and buses today. 

Meanwhile congestion on London's roads during rush hour was also almost double that of last week - though still below last year's average.

It comes after Boris Johnson announced a new month-long national lockdown, due to start on Thursday, which will see bars, restaurants and all non-essential shops closed in a bid to bring down the spread of coronavirus.

The Government has also ordered people 'who can work effectively from home must do so' during the second national lockdown, which is due to last until December 2.

Foreign travel, apart from for work and education purposes, will also be banned from Thursday.

But, despite the announcement of new measures for later this week, commuters were still rushing into their place of work in London this morning.

Commuters have today been seen packing onto busy Tubes, while London morning rush hour is on the up, on the first Monday morning since new lockdown measures were announced

Commuters have today been seen packing onto busy Tubes, while London morning rush hour is on the up, on the first Monday morning since new lockdown measures were announced

Workers in the capital were seen squeezing themselves onto rammed Jubilee Line carriages this morning, as people continued to head in despite the Government's latest call to work from home

Workers in the capital were seen squeezing themselves onto rammed Jubilee Line carriages this morning, as people continued to head in despite the Government's latest call to work from home

Commuters in London also took to social media to complain about the lack of social distancing on Tubes and buses today. Pictured: A busy Jubilee Line train today

Commuters in London also took to social media to complain about the lack of social distancing on Tubes and buses today. Pictured: A busy Jubilee Line train today

Meanwhile congestion on London's roads during rush hour was also almost double that of last week - though still below last year's average.

Meanwhile congestion on London's roads during rush hour was also almost double that of last week - though still below last year's average.

TomTom traffic data from London shows congestion levels were far above last week's congestion levels in the capital this morning, though still below the 2019 national average

TomTom traffic data from London shows congestion levels were far above last week's congestion levels in the capital this morning, though still below the 2019 national average

The weekly data from Tom Tom also shows how traffic has largely remained the same today as last week, despite the announcement of new measures, which are set to come in later this week

The weekly data from Tom Tom also shows how traffic has largely remained the same today as last week, despite the announcement of new measures, which are set to come in later this week

As the morning went on, congestion levels continued to rise in London, with today's figures nearly matching the 2019 average

As the morning went on, congestion levels continued to rise in London, with today's figures nearly matching the 2019 average

Photographs from Canning Town station, in east London, showed dozens of people cramped onto the platform awaiting to get a Jubilee Line tube into the city centre.

A continual flow of masked passengers was also seen walking down the stairs to the platform this morning.

On the Tubes themselves there was little room to social distance for most passengers.

One picture shows a line of passengers sat next to each other, less than a metre apart. Current social distancing guidelines are that people should remain two metres apart where possible.

If that is not possible, people should remain more than one metre apart, as well as taking extra steps to stay safe - including wearing a facemask on public transport.

One commuter on Twitter complained to Transport for London (TfL) about packed Tubes at city transport hub Victoria Station.

Copying in TfL to the tweet, Elaine Bridge said: 'We want to travel to work safely!! This is not safe. Victoria station heading south, 3rd packed train before I could even contemplate stepping in!!' 

Photographs from Canning Town station, in east London, showed dozens of people cramped onto the platform awaiting to get a Jubilee Line tube into the city centre

Photographs from Canning Town station, in east London, showed dozens of people cramped onto the platform awaiting to get a Jubilee Line tube into the city centre

A continual flow of masked passengers was also seen walking down the stairs to the platform this morning, as commuters made their way to work

A continual flow of masked passengers was also seen walking down the stairs to the platform this morning, as commuters made their way to work

On the Tubes themselves there was little room to social distance for most passengers. One picture shows a line of passengers sat next to each other, less than a metre apart

On the Tubes themselves there was little room to social distance for most passengers. One picture shows a line of passengers sat next to each other, less than a metre apart

One commuter on Twitter complained to Transport for London (TfL) about packed Tubes at city transport hub Victoria Station

One commuter on Twitter complained to Transport for London (TfL) about packed Tubes at city transport hub Victoria Station

TfL responded on Twitter to say: 'Hi Elaine, thanks for getting in touch with us. Sorry to hear that you've had to wait for the third train before you could board due to overcrowding. I fully understand where you’re coming from and your concerns.'

TfL responded on Twitter to say: 'Hi Elaine, thanks for getting in touch with us. Sorry to hear that you've had to wait for the third train before you could board due to overcrowding. I fully understand where you’re coming from and your concerns.'

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