Commuters crowded on to a busy London Underground station despite pleas for more workers to avoid the rush hour.

Alarming images from North Acton showed Central Line passengers failing to comply with the two metre social distance rule.

The station has become a daily hotspot for overcrowding following cuts to the timetable.

The normal service has been replaced by a shuttle between West Ruislip and North Acton, forcing commuters to change trains.

Conservative candidate for mayor Shaun Bailey described the tube as ‘the most dangerous place to be.’

Coronavirus is serious. It's literally life and death and it looks like the Tube is the most dangerous place to be.

SHAUN BAILEY, CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE IN THE POSTPONED MAYORAL ELECTION

Mayor Sadiq Khan appealed for commuters to avoid travelling at the busiest time.

People are changing their behaviour as they should. But we still need more Londoners to stay at home.

SADIQ KHAN, MAYOR OF LONDON

Transport for London revealed almost a quarter of a million passengers are still using the tube on weekdays.

Latest figures show 240,000 people travelled on the Underground on Friday compared to 4.2m a year ago.