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Putting Tube upgrades on track

As anyone travelling in London will know, large programmes to upgrade Transport for London’s rail networks are already underway.

These inevitably cause disruption for Londoners. To see what is planned and when, the TfL site has the details broken down by: line, date and station. You can also stay up-todate via the TfL Twitter accounts @TfLTravelAlerts and @TfLTrafficNews and weekend travel information emails.

These updates come from the TfL’s Advisory Panel and outline the scale of the work required to modernise the Tube network.

London First recently met the Panel and heard of continued progress on pushing delays down, planned additional trains for the Northern and Jubilee lines, event planning around the Rugby World Cup in the autumn, and, longer-range plans to modernise the oldest lines.

The Panel meeting underlined the importance of the Tube upgrade schemes for the city’s future. With the announcement of the third attempt at sub-surface resignalling said to be imminent, pressing ahead with upgrades to the older deep Tube lines such as the Piccadilly remains critical.

Its trains are after all already over 40 years old and are very intensively used. London First will continue to press the case for investment in London’s transport at the forthcoming spending review.

The next stage of this will be our member briefing and drinks reception with Sir Peter Hendy, Transport Commissioner, on 16 July. For more information please contact Richard Dilks.

Contact: Richard Dilks, rdilks@londonfirst.co.uk

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