Transport officials have urged major employers in East London including Amazon, Sainsbury's and Wickes along with construction firms to stagger start times for workers in a bid to reduce overcrowding on the Underground.
Concern is mounting over a lack of social distancing on morning Jubilee line services, particularly around Canning Town and West Ham, as key workers continue to go into work during England's third national Covid-19 lockdown.
Transport for London has urged large employers in the area – also including Tate and Lyle, City Airport and Royal Docks – to stagger shifts to enable those who have to travel to work to do so in the quieter times.
TfL officials have also sent advice to business groups, construction companies and the supply chain through Build UK, and are meeting with trade unions amid growing concerns about the safety of staff and customers.
Many lower paid workers touch in their Oyster card on the Underground or Overground before 6.30am …