Trains for The Jubilee And Northern Lines

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5100
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Your latest TfL business plan says you are temporarily pausing your plans to buy more trains for the Jubilee and Northern lines. David Hughes (Director of Strategy and Service Development, Transport for London) said at the 8th November 2017 Transport Committee meeting, "On the current train procurement, we have notified the two bidders, CAF and Alstom, that that procurement is cancelled". So, is it a pause or a cancellation?

Answer

Answer for Trains for The Jubilee And Northern Lines

Answer for Trains for The Jubilee And Northern Lines

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The benefits from the largest investment programme in the Tube's history, combined with the huge capacity increases coming soon from the arrival of the Elizabeth line, mean that TfL has temporarily paused its plans to buy more trains for the Jubilee and Northern lines.

The practical effect of this pause is to cancel the specific procurement process that was underway, and notify the two bidders. However, TfL will continue to review the need to resume the procurement of new trains for these lines.