Tube Lines report

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What pressure have you applied to Tube Lines to hurry the publishing of their report into the delayed completion of engineering works on the Jubilee line?


Answer for Tube Lines report

Answer for Tube Lines report

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Following London Underground's challenge to Tube Lines in August to undertake an independent review and present a clear and credible path to delivery, Tube Lines did indeed initiate two reviews.

Both these reviews are almost complete and it is clear that Tube Lines' delivery of the upgrade will be delayed.

London Underground is engaged with Tube Lines to ensure they have a credible plan in place for delivering the upgrade. Although there is as yet no finalised programme or firm proposed completion date, it is clear that further closures to the line will be necessary into 2010. The focus now is to ensure that the new programme is robust and takes into account the need to complete the upgrade whilst also minimising disruption.