London Underground cuts Tube delays

Catherine Neilan
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Commuting on the Tube: It might not feel like it, but the number of delays has dropped (Source: Getty).
You might not believe it, but official figures show that the number of delays on the London Underground this summer has fallen year-on-year.
During what Transport for London calls periods three and four (the month to June 21 and again to July 19), delays fell by eight per cent and 20 per cent respectively compared with 2013.
The decrease in delays come despite an increase in the number of passengers by around a third over the past decade.
London Underground said it was still on track to meet Mayor Boris Johnson's targets to reduce delays by 30 per cent before 2015.
LU's chief operating officer Phil Hufton said: “Demand for Tube services has never been greater which is why our drive to improve reliability is vital.”
He noted the operator was also part-way through a modernisation programme for the Tube “with major improvements to stations, trains, track and signalling, which will provide more capacity for the growth of London."
Last week, City AM reported LU's plans to introduce driverless Tube trains for 2022 – click here if you want to see the images and a video of the proposed improvements.
The Mayor is also consulting on proposals to extend the London Underground across south London, to Camberwell, Lewisham and as far out as Bromley.

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