Monday, 14 January 2008

Tube upgrade schedule

There's a new brochure (well I think new, it's undated) on TfL's website that gives an overview of what the "Transforming the Tube" programme amounts to. There's a whole chunk of information hidden in the timeline that I thought I'd repeat here.

Completion of line upgrades (new signalling and trains):

  • Mid 2007: Waterloo & City Line
  • Mid 2009: Jubilee Line
  • Late 2011: Victoria Line
  • End 2011: Northern Line
  • Mid-2014: Piccadilly Line
  • Early2014: Circle Line
  • Early 2015: Metropolitan Line
  • Mid 2016: Hammersmith & City Line
  • Mid 2018: District Line
  • End 2020: Bakerloo Line
Absent is the Central Line, which is considered already upgraded.

Power & cooling works completion (don't know what this is exactly):
  • Mid 2007: Waterloo & City Line
  • Mid 2009: Jubilee Line
  • Mid 2010: Central Line
  • Late 2010: Northern Line
  • Late 2011: Victoria Line
  • End 2011: Hammersmith & City Line
  • Early 2012: Metropolitan Line
  • Mid 2014: Circle Line
  • Mid 2014: Piccadilly Line
  • Mid 2018: District Line
  • The Bakerloo Line isn't mentioned.


Major station upgrades (rebuilds and/or step-free access):
  • Early 2007: North Greenwich (extra escalators)
  • End 2007: Covent Garden
  • Early 2009: White City (mainly Shepherd's Bush Central Line)
  • Mid 2009: King's Cross St. Pancras
  • Late 2010: West Ham
  • Mid 2011: Paddington
  • Late 2011: Vauxhall
  • End 2011: Green Park
  • Mid 2012: Highbury & Islington
  • Late 2012: Finsbury Park
  • Early 2014: Bond Street
  • Late 2014: Victoria
  • Late 2015: Tottenham Court Road
  • 2020: Bank
Several of these are otherwise unannounced. I'll see what I can dig up.

Step free access totals:
  • End 2006: 45 stations
  • End 2007: 51 stations
  • End 2008: 62 stations
  • End 2009: 73 stations
  • End 2010: 84 stations
  • End 2011: 92 stations
  • End 2012: 94 stations


Stations refurbishment totals:
  • Early 2007: 71 complete
  • Early 2008: 117 complete
  • Early 2009: 149 complete
  • Early 2010: 179 complete
  • Early 2011: 225 complete
  • Early 2011: 241 complete
  • Early 2013: 247 complete
There are 268 since the East London Line closed, of which London Underground manage 248 by my reckoning (or 259 including the recently transferred Silverlink stations).

The timeline also covers Heathrow T5 (empty running starts this month, opens in March), the upgrade of the ex-Silverlink stations (completed end 2011), and some depot upgrades.

2 comments:

THC said...

I think that parts of it could be out-of-date now, given the demise of Metronet mk1 and consequential likely repackaging (and slimming-down) of refurbishment contracts by TfL or whoever takes them over.

THC

Rob said...

I'm confused about why they are doing work at North Greenwich station. It was only opened a little over 8 years ago - you'd expect that they'd have designed the station cope with any additional capacity.

Slightly related, I can't work out why there's so much escalator refurbishment at the Jubilee line escalators at Waterloo. Again I assume they are only a little over 8 years old, but two different ones have been closed over the last 6 months!