Stopping trains at Willesden Green and Neasden [1]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-09-09
Session date: 
September 9, 2009
Reference: 
2009/2386
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

During the 7-car upgrade of the Jubilee Line in 2005/06, (a) what work was carried out, and (b) at what cost, to enable Metropolitan Line trains to stop at emergency platforms at Willesden Green and Neasden stations?

Answer

Answer for Stopping trains at Willesden Green and Neasden [1]

Answer for Stopping trains at Willesden Green and Neasden [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Prior to the introduction of a seventh car on every Jubilee line train at the beginning of 2006, remedial work was carried out on the disused Metropolitan line platforms at Willesden Green to allow trains to stop on a temporary basis.

This involved the installation of 'nosing' stones along the length of the platform edge, patching-up pot holes, replacing some paving stones and improving lighting. The cost of this work was approximately £500,000.

No work was undertaken at Neasden and Metropolitan line trains did not make an additional stop there during the 2005 Jubilee line closure.