Sir Peter Hendy and Fares (3)

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given Peter Hendy's strongly held view that fares should be held down as much as possible, and the need to make significant savings from TfL's budget in order to achieve this, can you confirm that TfL will fast track driverless trains and bear down on the swollen tube driver wage bill?


Answer for Sir Peter Hendy and Fares (3)

Answer for Sir Peter Hendy and Fares (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor


TfL's work to increase levels of automation on the Tube network has already provided greater value for money to all customers - and will continue to do so - by creating the capability for more frequent and more reliable services on the Victoria, Jubilee, Northern and Central lines. 

As I announced last month, TfL is progressing with plans to modernise the Bakerloo, Central, Piccadilly and Waterloo & City lines with the next generation of Tube train, which will come into service from the mid-2020s and will be designed to be capable of the highest level of automation, as seen in the best metros around the world.

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