Monday, 26 May 2008

TfL Question Time

Two TfL managers have just done an online Question Time session with an uncharacteristically eloquent and on-message section of the general public. There are quite a few interesting answers:

  • On tube cooling: "A new ventilation shaft is being installed at Liverpool Street"
  • On the Northern Line split: "We're currently reviewing the prospect of being able to separate the service and the likely timescales involved. [...]
    The option of fully separating the line would mean all Charing Cross branch trains would only go on to Edgware. All Morden - Bank trains would go on to High Barnet. [...]
    It's unlikely we would be able to implement any proposal before 2015 at the earliest."
  • On the King's Cross St Pancras Northern Ticket Hall: "This redevelopment programme is due to complete in December 2009" That's a little bit earlier than previous official dates.
  • On extending the Bakerloo to Watford Junction. The strategy guy says: "There are no plans at present [...] The Bakerloo line is being upgraded by 2020 and this would be the time to consider this"
    However the possibly-less-informed operations guy is slightly more positive: "At the moment we don't have funding to do this so London Overground services will continue to serve Watford Junction for a few years to come."
[via District Dave]

6 comments:

Dazz285 said...

On extending the Bakerloo to Watford Junction. The strategy guy says: "There are no plans at present [...] The Bakerloo line is being upgraded by 2020 and this would be the time to consider this"
However the possibly-less-informed operations guy is slightly more positive: "At the moment we don't have funding to do this so London Overground services will continue to serve Watford Junction for a few years to come

Phew !!!!!!
My jobs safe for a few more years then ;-)

Anonymous said...

On the Bakerloo, it seems that trains are back terminating at Stonebridge Park instead of Willesden Junction, which is something I suppose...

Anonymous said...

so what's happening to the 1967 tube stock (Victoria line stock) once the 2009 stock (replacement Victoria line stock) comes in, if its not needed to strengthen the (allegedly/apparently) compatible 1972 stock (the current Bakerloo line stock) ???

I vaguely recall 1972 stock is meant to last until the 2010 (even 2020 - see the ever reliable wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Underground_1972_Stock ), so I presume that timeframe ties new stock in with signalling upgrade for ATO.

Al Fresco said...

Slightly unrelated, but I see LOROL recently held a 'Stakeholder Forum' recently - details on LOROL's revamped website via:
http://tinyurl.com/5wr4b9 or http://www.lorol.co.uk/lorol/News/LOROL-Stakeholder-Forum/

Anonymous said...

old victoria stock will be shipped to Isle of Wight as part of their upgrade programme... ;P...

Luke Peters said...

Why on earth would they want to extend the Bakerloo line to Watford? It's not in London, and its not Underground. It has perfectly good services on the Overground, National Rail and even the Metropolitan. London Underground, try serving Chelsea, Battersea, Camberwell, Hackney etc. etc....