Mayor announces plan to improve tube reliability

Mayor announces plan to improve tube reliability

Mayor announces plan to improve tube reliability

First published in Local news

London's Tube network is on course to record its most reliable performance figures in a decade.

Despite the figures, Mayor of London Boris Johnson believes his team can provide an even better service and cut delays by a further 30 per cent.

A huge range of projects are underway, all designed to improve journeys for Tube passengers.

However, Mr Johnson also warned that if any of the planned work was to be cancelled, then Londoners would see these hard fought improvements slip backwards.

London Underground will invest a billion pounds in improving and upgrading the Tube over the next 12 months.

A range of new techniques are being brought in to predict when maintenance work is required on the lines to prevent unexpected equipment failure.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson, said: "Million's if Londoners and visitors to our great city use the Underground every day and we need to harness every single method we can to run the slickest possible operation on the Tube.

"I believe that by doing so we could cut Tube delays by 30 per cent by 2015. Without the long term investment we are making and the focus my team is providing on improving passengers journeys, there would be a real danger that the Tube would have taken one step forward then five steps backwards."

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2:42pm Sun 11 Mar 12

ArfurTowcrate says...

More propaganda from Boris.
More propaganda from Boris. ArfurTowcrate
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6:55am Mon 12 Mar 12

Beverly RA says...

If he get it right, its Propaganda, if he gets it wrong he,s incompetent
Politicians cant win.
If he get it right, its Propaganda, if he gets it wrong he,s incompetent Politicians cant win. Beverly RA
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2:07pm Mon 12 Mar 12

Hove Ex-Pat says...

With all these promises from each candidate, just think what we could get from them if the Mayoral elections were every two years instead of four.
With all these promises from each candidate, just think what we could get from them if the Mayoral elections were every two years instead of four. Hove Ex-Pat
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2:17pm Mon 12 Mar 12

tjames says...

vote boris
vote boris tjames
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8:54pm Mon 12 Mar 12

ANNE GILES says...

I'll do anything to keep red Ken out.
I'll do anything to keep red Ken out. ANNE GILES
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9:37am Fri 16 Mar 12

sfocata says...

Given the prices of Tube tickets (and the rapid rise of travelcards) I expect a bit more than just "improved reliability". We're getting into the realms of silver service and complementary massages, Boris...
Given the prices of Tube tickets (and the rapid rise of travelcards) I expect a bit more than just "improved reliability". We're getting into the realms of silver service and complementary massages, Boris... sfocata
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