Tube Replacement Bus service Savings

MQT on 2010-12-15
Session date: 
December 15, 2010
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Following the news that over £5m has been spent on rail replacement buses on the Jubilee Line since April 2009, can you please state how much would have been saved by the following from the start of the Jubilee Line works: a) Stopping the Metropolitan line at Willesden Green both ways b) Stopping the Metropolitan Line at Neasden going towards Willesden


Answer for Tube Replacement Bus service Savings

Answer for Tube Replacement Bus service Savings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Stopping Metropolitan line trains at Willesden Green station both ways from the outset of the Jubilee line upgrade would have meant a small reduction in the capacity of rail replacement bus service. Since work to make the platforms fit for passengers was completed in October 2009, Metropolitan line trains have stopped at Willesden Green during 32 Jubilee line closures.

It would not be possible to stop Metropolitan line trains in only the southbound direction at Neasden and in any case there would be no savings to the cost of providing a rail replacement bus service. This is because of the need to maintain a certain level of bus frequency for customers from other stations and those undertaking local journeys from Neasden.