Tube Delays

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In view of the recent survey indicating some services on the tube are experiencing worse delays than ten years' ago, what plans does the mayor have for improving the situation?


Answer for Tube Delays

Answer for Tube Delays

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The 'survey' you are referring to was actually a selective use of statistics designed to give a misleading impression. Far from being worse than 10 years ago, the Tube has improved since it was transferred to Transport for London (TfL) in July 2003. London Underground is now running 20 per cent more trains and carrying 30 per cent more passengers than 10 years ago. Reliability is also better, with both track and signal failures cut.Improving the Tube and delivering increased capacity is essential for London's future prosperity and growth. This investment, and the improvements delivered, must be maintained.