Metropolitan and Jubilee Line service

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1677
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can you give an update on Metropolitan and Jubilee Line services which continue to suffer from weekend closures? Commuters in my constituency and those travelling on Metropolitan line from Uxbridge/Watford etc. have, for some years, experienced weekend closures, which they can see no end to. Can you advise when can we expect resumption of a regular 7 day week service?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan and Jubilee Line service

Answer for Metropolitan and Jubilee Line service

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 1 July 2013.

I fully understand the frustration that weekend closures cause to your constituents. Although some closures will always be necessary in order to maintain a safe and reliable service on the Tube, TfL has worked successfully to reduce their number and impact.

This reduction has been achieved through innovative ways of working to deliver the vital improvement and renewal works on tracks, tunnels, signalling, points, embankments, cuttings and depots, alongside the introduction of new trains, which are all contributing to the record levels of performance now being delivered on the Tube. There is more work to be done if we are to improve performance further, and ensure the renewal programme progresses, but TfL will continue to work to lessen the impact of these closures and of course will always ensure there are alternative travel options.

TfL's plan for improving the Tube can be viewed at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/18070.aspx, and details of planned closures for the next six months are available at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/livetravelnews/realtime/tube/track-closures....