Late Opening on the Tube

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0828
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Why have you made no progress on late opening for the Tube as you had promised? Would you consider piloting late opening perhaps on the Jubilee line where passengers have endured lengthy line-closures for upgrade work?

Answer

Answer for Late Opening on the Tube

Answer for Late Opening on the Tube

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has looked at every possibility for implementing later running of the Tube on Friday and Saturday nights. However, with only four hours available each night for the work needed to deliver both the massive programme of line upgrades and extensive routine maintenance to keep the system in good working order, there is very limited scope to run trains any later at present.

TfL will continue to keep this under review in the longer term with a view to implementing it in the future. Any change to the operating hours at weekends would require an agreement with the trades unions about changes in working hours.

Of course, during the Olympic and Paralympic Games LU will be running later services across the network. Last trains will finish around an hour later every night for the duration of the Games, with even later services for the opening ceremony.