Conservatives welcome increased services on Jubilee line

Local Conservatives have welcomed the announcement of extra services on the Jubilee line, after Transport for London (TfL) announced measures to ensure the network can cope with rising demand.

Yesterday TfL revealed that last year London Underground carried more customers than ever before, with passenger numbers rising from 1.229 billion in 2012/13 to 1.265 billion in 2013/14.  In order to ensure the network can cope with the strain of extra numbers, TfL has introduced extra services on the Jubilee line, meaning that the full peak time service of 30 trains per hour will be available for longer period during the morning and evenings.  The measures will help stop crowds building up at North Greenwich station during rush hour. 

More trains will also be operating during weekday non-peak times and over the weekend, in addition to more late night services across the line.  TfL has also revealed that despite the 3% year-on-year increase in customer demand, delays caused by infrastructure failings such as signalling problems and track faults have fallen to their lowest levels.

Customer delays have now fallen by 34% since Boris Johnson, who as Mayor of London is also chair of Transport of London, in 2008.

Jubilee line user and Deputy Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Matt Hartley said: “North Greenwich station fills up very quickly at rush hour and trains can become very uncomfortable. I’m pleased that action is being taken to ensure that capacity is not overtaken by demand. It is also good news for commuters to see delays continuing to fall and I hope that this trend will continue”.