Metropolitan Line

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1688
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Met Line trains stop at Willesden Green station at night. Given that there is a platform available for this already, will TfL be prepared to consider Met Line trains also stopping at Willesden Green station as part of normal route (during daytime)?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Line

Answer for Metropolitan Line

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Metropolitan line trains have not routinely stopped at Willesden Green in the evenings for many years.

Stopping Metropolitan line trains at Willesden Green station would give only a very marginal benefit to those using the station. The upgrade to the Jubilee line has meant faster and more frequent services for customers using Willesden Green, with cross-platform interchange to the Metropolitan line at Wembley Park or Finchley Road. Conversely for the much larger group of passengers already on Metropolitan line trains passing through Willesden Green, their journey times would be made longer. TfL therefore has no plans to make this change.

Of course, TfL can (and does) arrange for Metropolitan line trains to stop at Willesden Green if this is necessary because of a closure of or severe disruption to Jubilee line services through the station.