I do not want crowding on public transport - Johnson

Commuters wait to board a Northern Line tube at Clapham North underground station during rush hour, as the number of Coronavirus cases grow around the world, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he did not want to see crowding on public transport after images of crowded buses in London were published on the first day of a gradual easing of the lockdown against the coronavirus.

"I don't want to see crowding on mass transit or public transport in our capital or anywhere else," he told parliament, adding that officials were urging people not to travel at peak times and for more trains to run on the London tube system.

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon and Michael Holden, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison)