The Jubilee Line - six more trains per hour by Christmas

Out of an intrinsic need to remind ourselves that the pain will ultimately be worthwhile, we've written quite a lot about the benefits the Jubilee Line will ultimately deliver for Brockley residents.

Statistics have been flying around, but on Friday, at the launch of London & Partners, Boris commented that the Jubilee Line improvement works will deliver three more trains per hour by July and a further three trains per hour by December. That's the clearest description we've heard of how it will add capacity to the line, but also the first time we've heard that it'll take until Christmas to realise the full benefits from the upgrade.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have always wondered why the jubilee line has suffered so many problems. It was only built 11 years ago! IT really should be the best section on the network.

IanVisits said...

The Jubilee Line was a rush job to get it finished in time for the millions of visitors to get to the Dome.

As a result many of the features that would ideally have gone in on day 1, where delayed until after the line had settled down.

Mb said...

11years ago? Only the extension. I believe the signalling system was a bit of a fudge job.

Tamsin said...

The line itself was Silver Jubilee and 1977 wasn't it? Hence the metallic grey on the map.

Anonymous said...

The signal system they put in on the extension was a temporary bodge job for the millennium. A fair bit of the equipment was old stuff from the Central line taken out when the Central went automatic.

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