Jubilee Line Bus replacement services (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2009
Reference: 
2009/1591
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

When the Jubilee Line is suspended for works between Baker Street and Wembley Park, have TfL considered stopping the Metropolitan Line trains at existing platforms at Neasden and Willesden Green, saving around £14,000 per weekend in replacement bus services?

Answer

Answer for Jubilee Line Bus replacement services (1)

Answer for Jubilee Line Bus replacement services (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The closures on the Jubilee line are in connection with the line upgrade which, when completed, will increase capacity and reduce journey times for all customers using the line.

It is correct that if London Underground were able to stop Metropolitan line trains at Neasden and Willesden Green during closures on the Jubilee line, then the frequency of the rail replacement bus service could be reduced.

However, the Metropolitan line platforms at both Neasden and Willesden Green are inadequate for passenger trains to use. While they can be used for detrainment in an emergency situation, to bring them up to the required standards for regular use would require substantial investment.

The cost of carrying out this work would far outweigh any saving gained by subsequently reducing the replacement bus service.