The FT: Jubilee Line back on track

Last night, the Evening Standard front page declared that the planned improvements to the Jubilee Line, which promise a 30% capacity increase, could be under threat alongside a number of other tube upgrade projects.

That sounded unlikely, given that the work is nearly finished and commuters have already had to put up with month after month of disruption. Of all the projects that could be scrapped, that seemed to make the least sense.

Happily, this morning The FT quotes the acting CEO of Tube Lines Andrew Cleaves, who says that the weekend closures should be over by May and that the improved service could be running sooner than the currently-scheduled date of October 2010.

The fate of the Jubilee Line is particularly important for Brockley commuters, as it serves both London Bridge and the new East London Line interchange at Canada Water.