Crossrail/District Line

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Reference: 
2004/0132
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone

Question

Should Crossrail be given the go ahead, will there be any investment in the District Line to Richmond before the commencement of the project? .

Answer

Answer for Crossrail/District Line

Answer for Crossrail/District Line

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

The planned improvements to the service on the Richmond branch currently proposed by CLRL are enabled by investment in other areas of the District line. Capacity in the central area is the current pinch-point to operating improved services to any of the branches. As this investment will continue irrespective of the decision on Crossrail, the Richmond branch would continue to benefit.A moderate improvement to the signalling and track would mean peak scheduled service levels from Richmond would improve from 8.5 minutes to 8 minutes by around 2011.D-stock trains would certainly be refurbished irrespective of the decision on Crossrail. .