TfL Investment Programme Publicity

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0433
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

Can you provide a comprehensive list of all the sites on the Underground that are being upgraded under the TfL Investment Programme, outside the PPP, and can you also provide a breakdown of all the current sites on the Underground where upgrade work is taking place, according to which are under the PPP, and which are under the Investment Programme? How many of these sites have posters advertising the Investment Programme?

Answer

Answer for TfL Investment Programme Publicity

Answer for TfL Investment Programme Publicity

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

All of the current work to upgrade and renew the Tube whether delivered via the PPP contracts or not, is funded by TfL's Investment Programme. All sites where work is being carried out will have relevant publicity which includes the Investment Programme branding. The TfL Investment Programme can be found on the TfL website.The programme of renewals and upgrades under the PPP contracts is covered in some detail in Chapter 5 of London Underground's Third Annual Report on progress of the PPP, published in July. The work covers stations, track, signalling and other infrastructure works and as such involves multiple sites at any one point in time, particularly in regard to the track and signalling works. Stations where modernisation or refurbishment is currently in progress under the PPP contracts are as follows:JNPFinchley Road, Colindale, East Finchley, Mill Hill East, Belsize Park, Hampstead, North Ealing, Cockfosters, Bounds Green, Arsenal, BCVHainault, Snaresbrook, Theydon Bois, Wanstead, Fairlop, Debden, Woodford, South Woodford, East Acton, Lancaster Gate, Northolt, Loughton, St Paul's, Epping, Bethnal Green, Holborn, Bond Street, South Ruislip, Regent's Park, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Elephant & Castle, Maida Vale.SSRNorthwood Hills, Great Portland Street, Pinner, Uxbridge, Stamford Brook, Putney Bridge, Ravenscourt Park, Dagenham East, Tower Hill, Becontree, Earl's Court, Gloucester Road.The programme of work outside of the PPP contracts falls into four main areas:1. Major station congestion relief schemes. These will cover a number of key major stations including Victoria, Tottenham Court Road, Bank, Paddington, Finsbury Park, and Vauxhall. Work is currently in progress at King's Cross St Pancras (funded directly by the Department for Transport), Shepherd's Bush (Central line), North Greenwich, Walthamstow Central and Covent Garden. Wembley Park was completed earlier this year.2. Accessibility improvements. London Underground has committed to providing step-free access at 1/3 of its stations by the end of 2013, an addition of 45 more stations on top of the existing 47 step-free stations. This will bring the total number of step-free stations to 92 in 2013. Furthermore London Underground has committed to deliver step-free access at 25% of its stations plus some key Olympic stations before the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics games. Work is currently underway at:MordenActon TownGolders GreenHainaultEuston SquareWaterloo (Waterloo & City line)Step-free access at Brixton station was recently completed.3. Power upgrades To support the line upgrades, significant amounts are being invested in upgrades to the power supply. 4. Connect New build works are nearing completion on all lines.