Planned upgrades for the Tube (Supplementary) [2]

Session date: 
June 17, 2009
Question By: 
Kit Malthouse
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I should declare an interest as a daily Jubilee Line victim but, nevertheless, in --

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): Beneficiary I think is the word you are looking for!

Kit Malthouse (AM): Well hopefully in years to come. I know you appreciate the distress that has been caused up and down the Jubilee Line given the extra closures, not least by those businesses who operate largely at the weekend who will be disproportionately affected, not least the O2 and other venues on the line.

One of the critical things though about weekend closures is the state in which the railway is handed back on a Monday morning and it has been the experience of many users of the Jubilee Line that Tube Lines do not hand the railway back in a state that means that Monday morning goes well or smoothly. I wondered if you could look carefully in agreeing to the extra closures at weekends at what incentives or indeed penalties can we put on Tube Lines to ensure that when the line does come back on a Monday morning it does so in a timely way and in a state that means the trains can run smoothly first thing on a Monday morning?

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