1st October Tube delays (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3965
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What cuts to maintenance schedules have been made by London Underground, over the past year, and what part did they play in the delays of 1st October?

Answer

Answer for 1st October Tube delays (1)

Answer for 1st October Tube delays (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No cuts to maintenance schedules have occurred in the last year.

The reliability of Tube services has improved year-on-year and London Underground remains on track to meet my commitment to reduce delays by a further 30 per cent by 2015.

Delays to services on 1 October were due to an engineering train causing damage to a power rail and this does not in any way indicate reductions in maintenance.