London Assembly Transport Committee – upgrade deadlines, Tube Lines purchase & East London Line problems

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(A brief note on the highlights from today’s meeting of the Transport Committee, where London Underground MD Mike Brown answered questions on recent PPP developments.)

  • Firstly: with Jubilee Line upgrades already delayed, Mr Brown said that he was concerned about the Northern Line upgrade being ready for the Olympics, and noted it would be a “real stretch” for the Piccadilly Line upgrades to complete on target by 2014.
  • Thirdly: TfL admitted that drivers on the new East London Line trains couldn’t see the doors closing, leading to new cameras being fitted; a claim has been lodged with Bombardier for the improvements required following the new trains’ reliability problems.
More to follow once the minutes are available.
Written by Totteridge