Transport for London has announced a final set of weekend closures on the Jubilee line in order to complete the upgrade of the line and ‘deliver faster, more frequent and reliable train services.’
The partial closures will be predominantly on the northern end of the line in May and June, with more trains scheduled to run from July, increasing capacity by ‘around 5,000 customers per hour.’
Jubilee line customers are advised that the final set of weekend closures will take place between Sunday 15 May and Sunday 26 June.
Most of these closures are at the northern end of the line, between West Hampstead and Stanmore.
Three closures will also be necessary between Waterloo and Stanmore.
These final partial Jubilee line weekend closures also herald the end of an approach to upgrading the Tube, dictated by the complex PPP contracts.
London Underground Managing Director, Mike Brown said:
“Since TfL took control of the Jubilee line upgrade a year ago, we’ve made great strides and are now on the brink of delivering the faster, more frequent and reliable services promised to Londoners.
“We know this upgrade has often been difficult and I’d like to thank Londoners and Jubilee line customers for their patience as we approach this final milestone.”
When complete, the Jubilee line upgrade will deliver a 33 per cent increase in capacity across the line, which will mean space for an additional 12,500 passengers per hour.
This is addition to a 17 per cent increase delivered in 2006 through the addition of an extra seventh carriage on all Jubilee line trains and four additional trains.
As a result of this work a new timetable will be introduced in phases to increase capacity and reliability, with an initial increase from 24 trains to 27 trains per hour at the busiest times from July.
A further increase in capacity will be introduced early next year.