TfL Budget

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In TfL's budget submission, what does 'Operational flexibility' mean under 'New Initiatives'?


Answer for TfL Budget

Answer for TfL Budget

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Operational flexibility is a new initiative within London underground that will seek to modify the infrastructure to achieve improved operational flexibility of the service with two key objectives: (1) reduce recovery time to the service following incidents and (2) return trains to key locations more rapidly. This is a network wide initiative. Subject to completion of detailed feasibility and design to demonstrate the business case, it will deliver things like new cross-over points, section switch improvements and variable dwell time indicators.